Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Flasher - "Winnie"

Photo by Michael Andrade
The latest single from Washington DC's Flasher seems pretty straightforward, but the song has a few odd elements all mixed together. It includes the band's old school DC emo sound like they had back on "Destroy." "Winnie" pulls in this new funkiness, in an almost glammed out T-Rex style groove. And then the song pulls out this great almost Mascis-esque guitar solo to close. And then there are the lyrics. Sung in a melodic, post punk meets Malkmus fashion, the lyrics are taken mostly from pundits on CNN or pharmaceutical commercials. The chorus of "These feet want to keep the beat moving" is straight out of a diabetes commercial.

You can listen to "Winnie" below. It will be released on Sister Polygon on May 5. You can pre-order your copy of the single here. For more on Flasher, check out their Bandcamp. Current tour dates are below the song.

Wed. Mar. 22 - Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn 
Fri. Mar. 24 - Durham, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse w/ NE-HI
Fri. Apr. 14 - Cincinnati, OH @ MOTR Pub w/ Leggy
Sat. Apr. 15 - Bloomington, IN @ Dunn Meadow (Culture Shock Festival)
Sun. Apr. 16 - Chicago, IL @ Township
Mon. Apr. 17 - Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory
Wed. Apr. 19 - Toronto, ON @ The Baby G (Canadian Music Week)
Thu. Apr. 20 - Montreal, QC @ Matahari Art Loft
Fri. Apr. 21 - Winooski, VT @ The Monkey House
Fri. Apr. 28 - Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong w/ Split Single, R. Ring
Thu. June 22 - Washington, DC @ Luce Foundation Center ("Luce Unplugged" Series)

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