NY-based pop trio Slam Donahue has premiered a new single "I Turn On" with Noisey.
The single is taken from the band's forthcoming Hemlock Tea EP, produced by Ayad Al Adhamy (Passion Pit, Team Spirit) and set for an August 21 release with Cantora Records (MGMT, Bear Hands).
After a successful round of SXSW '12 performances, the band will continue to play select NYC dates including a set at Bushwick Walkabout Festival Friday, July 13.
Slam Donahue debuted its 'Big House Nice Dreams' mixtape in March, which Interview Magazine's "DISCOVERY" piece called "a collection of pop songs (recorded through a boombox) that reflect upon the subconscious anxiety of growing up and living life to its fullest."
Led by singer/guitarist David Otto and bassist Thomas Sommerville, Slam Donahue built their identity out of bootlegged recording programs, department store keyboards, and keen, thoughtful melodies. After meeting as youths, playing in rival bands, and then finally collaborating; the duo's skills grew to complement each other in their attempts to test pop music's conventions.
The band started gaining attention with eclectic live shows and free CDR mixtapes, but eventually outpacing their surroundings, house parties and dive art spaces, they moved on. Leaving a trail of short-lived band members and meticulous, though admittedly lo-fi, home demos, the duo arrived in New York in the summer of 2010 and signed to Cantora Records in 2012.
"a collection of pop songs (recorded through a boombox) that reflect upon the subconscious anxiety of growing up and living life to its fullest." - Interview Magazine: DISCOVERY
"catchy, hand-clap pop...drugged-out house-show energy; vocals that flow with Billy Corgan nasals...MGMT harmonies and impetuous, imperfect Jeff Mangum peaks...Slam Donahue is prepped to slam them all." - CMJ 'On The Verge'
Download: "I Turn On" at the Noisey
Photo credit: Kyle Dean Reinford
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