Directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz and Alicia Bognanno. From Sugaregg, due August 21 on Sub Pop.
Alicia Bognanno isn’t having any of your shit.
Running your face through ice cold water
Quick sugar rush, blood in the shower
I read your mind through the flash in your eyes
There’s nowhere to go, out of reasons to try
The song has an unexpected origin story.
“I was listening to ‘Tubthumping’ by Chumbawamba and picking apart the melodic structure and sort of trying to mimic that,” Alicia Bognanno told Rolling Stone. “I’m not even joking; it still makes me laugh to think about. But let’s be real, that is undeniably a solid song.”
Bognanno says her song “addresses the frustration that comes along with love having the ability to fully control your mood and mental state for better or worse. It was therapeutic to funnel some lightheartedness into what can be an otherwise draining state of mind.”
One thing we can say for sure is that you are never gonna keep her down.
Directed by Aleia Murawski and Samuel Copeland. From Losing, out now on Sub Pop.
On the weekends
I’ve been taking it easy
No, I swear it’s my choice
“Guess There” is a grungy breakup song, but the video is about a happy little snail going about its business, shooting some hoops, playing with its hamster, and enjoying some videogames. That is, at least until the snail starts imagining what life would be like with a snail partner and snail baby.
Well, I guess there could be something I’m missing
And after that the snail is just sad and lonely and depressed. No happy ending for you, bubba.
Been six months that you turned thirty
Quit smokin’ and cleaned up the worry
I procrastinate, manic compulsive
Distract myself with trips to Chicago
This sounds so good. Rumbling bass line, distorted guitar riff, tough vocals. Comparisons to Juliana Hatfield and Kurt Cobain might be obvious but not they’re not unwarranted. Hey, we love the 90s too.