Slow Pulp Announce New Album “Yard”, Lead Single “Slugs”, And North American Tour Dates

Wisconsin-bred, Chicago-based indie rock quartet Slow Pulp has announced their new album “Yard,” set to be released on September 29th, 2023, and marks their first release via ANTI-. Accompanying the new announcement, the band are also confirmed to hit the road for an extensive North American tour and shared their brand new single, “Slugs.”

The album’s debut single “Slugs,” finds its roots in a song guitarist/producer Stoehr wrote for his sixth-grade crush. As Emily Massey (vocals, guitar) explains, “‘Slugs,’ put simply, is about falling in love in the summertime…the song lives in that place where the newness and freshness of getting to know someone turns into a tinge of fear because you realize how much you have come to care about them…But suddenly, for the first time, I found myself in something that felt safe, with healthy attachment and mutual admiration, and the inevitability of uncertainty became more easily accepted.”

The video for “Slugs,” created by Jakob Lazvick and Rich Smith, perfectly encapsulates the essence of the song, portraying a dreamy desert road-trip.

Watch Slow Pulp’s “Slugs” music video below

Slow Pulp‘s strong connection is rooted in decade-plus-long friendships. After recording their intimate and restless 17-minute debut, EP2, in 2017, the band relocated to Chicago and began refining their sound, eventually resulting in the creation of their debut full-length record, Moveys.

Yard‘s inception began in February 2022 when Massey stayed alone at a friend’s family cabin in northern Wisconsin. The isolation that was part of their process on Yard was significant. As Alex Leeds (bass) states, “Part of what we discovered is that taking that time to be intentionally isolated is really important, as is being more collaborative at other times…We’ve learned a lot about balancing and being intentional about that through this process.”

Yards Tracklist

  1. Gone 2
  2. Doubt
  3. Cramps
  4. Slugs
  5. Yard
  6. Carina Phone 1000
  7. Worm
  8. MUD
  9. Broadview
  10. Fishes

Earlier this year, Slow Pulp were support across tour dates with Death Cab for Cutie and Pixies. This fall, the quartet will bring their live show across North America. A full list of dates can be found below and tickets are on sale Friday, June 30th at 10am local time here.

Slow Pulp 2023 North American Tour Dates

Wednesday, October 4 – Milwaukee, WI @ Colectivo – Backroom %
Thursday, October 5 – Minneapolis, MN @ Amsterdam Hall %
Friday, October 6 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown %
Sunday, October 8 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall %
Tuesday, October 10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court %
Thursday, October 12 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos %
Friday, October 13 – Vancouver, BC @ The Pearl on Granville %
Saturday, October 14 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theatre %
Monday, October 16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel %
Wednesday, October 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom %
Friday, October 20 – San Diego, CA @ Voodoo %
Saturday, October 21 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room %
Sunday, October 22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge %
Tuesday, October 24 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall %
Wednesday, October 25 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada %
Thursday, October 26 – Austin, TX @ The Parish %
Saturday, October 28 – Atlanta, GA @ Purgatory %
Sunday, October 29 – Durham, NC @ Motoco %
Monday, October 30 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage %
Tuesday, October 31 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry %
Wednesday, November 1 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom %
Friday, November 3 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall %
Monday, November 6 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz %
Tuesday, November 7 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern %
Friday, November 10 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater %
Saturday, November 11 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall %

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For more information on Slow Pulp or to get tickets to their upcoming tour, visit their website here.

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