Photo by Lola Scott
I don't equate Atlanta with grunge, but SMALL could very well change that. The latest from the grunge punk quartet is this incredible out of control sounding noisy rocker that has an unexpected side filled with pop hooks. It's how catchy "Coyote" is that makes it truly great. As discordant as the song can be at times, it's going to suck you in to the point that it's guaranteed to get stuck in your head. The centerpiece of the song is Samm Severin's vocals. Severin's vocals go through almost the entire song in an almost spoken word rant that feels almost improvised in how raw and emotional it is. SMALL are doing something truly special with this one, and you're going to want to jump on board.
In a press release, Samm Severin talks about her band:
You can listen to "Coyote" below. Decathexis is due out September 30 on Triphouse Records. For more on SMALL, check out the band's Bandcamp.