Jake Ewald’s Slaughter Beach, Dog supergroup have released the third cut from their forthcoming album Safe And Also No Fear, a bouncy folk-rock track titled “Heart Attack.”
“Heart Attack” pairs layers of rhythmic, acoustic chords and distant organs with lyrics underlined by a feeling of unease and anxiety. “I’m leaving you a message / I’m having a heart attack / I’m waiting up for you to call me back,” Ewald laments, expressing a somewhat ubiquitous fear with a slightly obsessive angle.
The song’s accompanying music video seems to express the fear of being left high and dry more explicitly. The visual finds Marietta drummer Andrew Weigel obsessively checking his flip-phone in various states of tuxedoed disarray and holding up various items with “Call Me Back” written across them. At one point, Weigel plays a guitar defaced with a statement that somehow perfectly sums up Slaughter Beach, Dog as a whole: This machine kills fascists—also, call me back.
The single further explores the darker territory the band delve into on Safe And Also No Fear, which is described in a press release as capturing “what it feels like to be a person who is constantly confused and anxious, yet completely committed to finding a way through it.” You can revisit the album’s details here.
Slaughter Beach, Dog began as the pet project of Modern Baseball’s Ewald to release songs that he couldn’t flesh out as a four-piece. After releasing two albums as a solo project, Ewald recruited Modern Baseball’s Ian Farmer, All Dogs’s Nick Harris and Superheaven’s Zack Robbins to piece together their latest studio effort.
The band have announced a slate of upcoming North American tour dates in anticipation of the release. You can find those dates below the new single and Modern Baseball’s 2014 Daytrotter Session.
Slaughter, Beach Dog Tour Dates:
16 – Boston, Mass. @ The Sinclair
17 – New York, N.Y. @ Bowery Ballroom
18 – Baltimore, Md. @ Metro Gallery
20 – Asheville, N.C. @ Moth Light
21 – Orlando, Fla. @ Soundbar
22 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Masquerade
23 – Nashville, Tenn. @ The End
25 – New Orleans, La. @ Gasa Gasa
27 – Austin, Texas @ Barracuda
28 – Dallas, Texas @ Club Dada
30 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Rebel Lounge
31 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Lodge Room
01 – Santa Ana, Calif. @ Constellation Room
03 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Bottom of The Hill
06 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Funhouse
07 – Portland, Ore. @ Mississippi Studios
08 – Boise, Idaho @ Neurolux
10 – Denver, Colo. @ Larimer Lounge
11 – Kansas City, Mo. @ The Rino
12 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Off Broadway
13 – Chicago, Ill. @ Lincoln Hall
14 – Cleveland, Ohio @ Mahall’s
15 – Pontiac, Mich. @ Pike Room
17 – Toronto, Ontario @ Sneaky Dee’s
18 – Ithaca, N.Y. @ The Haunt
19 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Spirit Hall
20 – Hamden, Conn. @ Space Ballroom
21 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ First Unitarian Church