Daily Dose: Slow Pulp, “High”

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Daily Dose: Slow Pulp, “High”

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Wisconsin-born, Chicago-based band Slow Pulp have new music on the way, the soon-to-be-self-released Big Day EP, and though the four-track outing’s big day isn’t until May 15, the psych-rock quartet couldn’t resist releasing “High” just in time for April 20.

The first (and only) single from Slow Pulp’s new EP is structured so as to mimic the thought process one follows to reach its central realization: “I just think I’m too high.” Acoustic guitars and Emily Massey’s breathy vocals establish a baseline of ever-so-slight discomfort, trapping us in a moment where nothing feels quite right—”Oh, my shirt sits on my body / like it’s not for me / and now I’m trying to find my way out / I wish I knew how,” she laments, moments before a wave of electric guitar crashes into the mix, a caustic herald of that singular strain of internal panic’s onset. With “High,” Slow Pulp deliver a fuzzed-out 4/20 anthem anyone who’s felt ill-at-ease in their own body or mind can connect with.

Slow Pulp—Massey (guitar/vocals), Henry Stoehr (guitar), Alex Leeds (bass) and Teddy Mathews (drums)—kick off their upcoming North American tour in support of their Big Day EP with a hometown show in Madison, Wis., on May 30. They’ll be all over the map through June and into early July, so check for a show near you down below.

Listen to “High” and revisit Slow Pulp’s 2018 Daytrotter Session below. You’ll find both the details of Big Day and the band’s upcoming tour dates further down.

Big Day EP Tracklist:
01. Do You Feel It
02. New Media
03. High
04. Young World

Big Day EP Album Art:


Slow Pulp Tour Dates:

30 – Madison, Wis. @ High Noon Saloon
31 – Chicago, Ill. @ Bottom Lounge

01 – Lakewood, Ohio @ Mahall’s
02 – Ferndale, Mich. @ The Loving Touch
04 – Toronto, Ont. @ Velvet Underground
05 – Montréal, Que. @ Le Ministère
06 – Cambridge, Mass. @ The Sinclair
07 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer
08 – New York, N.Y. @ The Bowery Ballroom
09 – Washington, D.C. @ U Street Music Hall
11 – Richmond, Va. @ The Broadberry
12 – Durham, N.C. @ Motorco Music Hall
13 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Masquerade
14 – Orlando, Fla. @ The Abbey
18 – Austin, Texas @ Barracuda
19 – Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall
20 – Dallas, Texas @ Club Dada
22 – Mesa, Ariz. @ Nile Theater
23 – San Diego, Calif. @ The Irenic
25 – Santa Ana, Calif. @ Constellation Room
26 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Teregram Ballroom
27 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Chapel
29 – Portland, Ore. @ Aladdin Theater
30 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neaumos

02 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Kilby Court
03 – Denver, Colo. @ Marquis Theater

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