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After hearing "Indiana Line," Crow Follow's previous single, the most surprising is how (almost) mainstream "Iron Bottom Sound" is. The new song is decidedly "low rock," the genre introduced to most of us by fellow Boston band Morphine. "Iron Bottom Sound" is a jazzy and bluesy song that isn't really alt-rock, but back in the 90's we called everything "alternative" so that's what we'll go with here. The song is mostly vocals and groovy guitar, but it is truly propelled forward by horns. They're used sparingly so that they really suck you in when they are used. "Iron Bottom Sound" might not grab you at first, but if you stick with it, by the end it's going to weasel its way into your soul.
Agent Judy says of the new song:
“It's about the music scene, going out, playing out; the underneath places where local music tends to be. It’s about seeking out the scene. Looking for those badass women playing amazing rock. We have role models amongst them too numerous to name.”
You can listen to "Iron Bottom Sound" below. Red Velvet Radio is due out September 30. For more on Crow Follow, check out the band's website.