Photo by Chris Carreon
Speedy Ortiz won our hearts as a 90's influenced indie rock band, and has evolved over time to a more poppy style. Their latest single sees the now Philadelphia based quartet get back to their alt-rock roots! "Ghostwriter" is the heaviest Speedy Ortiz have been in years, while still keeping their current, more pop side as well. It reminds me of Whip-Smart era Liz Phair mixed with The Rentals' Seven More Minutes. It's a fun song that feels like a bit of a throwback, both for Speedy Ortiz and just indie rock in general.
Sadie Dupuis says of her band's new single and video:
"My bandmates picked 'Ghostwriter' as a single, perhaps because it subtly nods to our unabashed love of nu metal. It was really fun to reunite with Alex Ross Perry after shooting together for his Pavement movie last fall, especially the part where we subjected him to so very many Deftones and Limp Bizkit videos for inspiration. The great Josh Gondelman improvised at least a dozen good “nu metal cover band” pun names for the intro, which made it hard to keep a straight face as our nu metal performance 'Pleasantville'-ifies our crowd of friends into the most immaculate Hot Topic c. 2003 getups."
You can watch the video (which features Josh Gondelman and Ted Leo!) for "Ghostwriter" below. Rabbit Rabbit is due out September 1 on Wax Nine Records, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Speedy Ortiz, check out the band's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.