Today Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz unveiled her first solo album, Slugger, under the moniker Sad13. The album is due out Nov. 11, was entirely self-produced, written and recorded by Dupuis, and will be released by Carpark Records. The album is available for preorder on CD/vinyl here and on iTunes here.
“I wanted to make songs that were the opposite of ‘Genie in A Bottle’ or ‘The Boy Is Mine,’” says Dupuis of Slugger. “Songs that put affirmative consent at the heart of the subject matter and emphasize friendship among women and try to deescalate the toxic jealousy and ownership that are often centered in romantic pop songs.” The themes in the album certainly position Sad13 alongside feminist indie and punk contemporaries like Tacocat, Waxahatchee, Mitski and Bully. The musical elements are reminiscent of Grimes, Charli XCX, Santigold and others.
Stream the bedroom-pop, pro-consensual single from the album, “Get a Yes,” below, and find the Slugger tracklist and artwork beneath that.
1. Less Than 2
2. The Sting
4. Get a Yes
5. Devil In U
6. Line Up
7. Just A Friend
8. Tell U What
9. Krampus (In Love)
11. Coming Into Powers (feat. Sammus)