Friday, April 21, 2023

Stuck - "Time Out"

Photo by Alexa Viscius

Chicago's Stuck have followed up "The Punisher" with the even more frantic and freaked out "Time Out." It's a two and a half minute burst of a song that is one of the more jagged dance friendly post-punk songs around. It's a little DEVO, a little Mission of Burma, and a little James Chance. If it wasn't for the danceability of the song, it would be a completely unhinged and out of control song. The groove and beat are the only things holding "Time Out" together. It feels strange calling such an anxiety inducing song fun, but some of us are into this sort of thing.

Frontman Greg Obis says of the band's new song:

This song is about the compulsion to post, share, like, and subscribe. It highlights how social media inherently preys on our deepest insecurities and most negative emotions for profit. The video tries to present a physical manifestation of the unhinged expositionism that culture creates. I thought I knew how far I could push [drummer] Tim [Green]’s tempos, but Tim kept insisting we do it 20 bpm faster when we were working on this one. He is an absolute monster for playing that fast!”

You can watch the video for "Time Out" below. Freak Frequency is due out May 26 on Born Yesterday, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Stuck, check out the band on Facebook and Instagram. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.

06.01 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups06.02 - Cincinnati, OH - Lambda Research06.03 - Chicago, IL - Sleeping Village (Record Release)06.06 - Indianapolis, IN - Lé Court06.07 - Nashville, TN - DRKMTTR06.08 - Atlanta, GA - 52906.09 - Orlando, FL - Framework Coffee06.10 - Tampa, FL - Hooch and Hive06.12 - Savannah, GA - El Rocko06.13 - Asheville, NC - Static Age06.14 - Raleigh, NC - Neptunes06.15 - Washington, DC - Pie Shop06.16 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brendas06.17 - New York, NY - Alphaville06.18 - New Haven, CT - TBA06.20 - Boston, MA - O’Briens06.21 - Portland, ME - New Systems 06.22 - Montreal, QB - L’Esco06.23 - Toronto, ON - Baby G06.24 - Detroit, MI - PJ’s Lager House

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