Photo by Reid Haithcock
Greensboro, NC's Totally Slow have been compared to a lot of bands that seem quite different. Looking at the quotes on the press release for "The Lost Art of Shutting Up," the band gets compared to Agent Orange, Pennywise, Drive Like Jehu, Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth, Naked Raygun, The Adolescents, and others. Those bands range from straight up punk to more artsy noise rock, but they all have a certain amount of aggression and they're all best when played loud. While I would never think of all of those bands together, I do hear bits and pieces of them all in "The Lost Art of Shutting Up." It's like Totally Slow live in an odd little world between straight up 90's punk bands and 90's noise rock. They don't go far enough either way to truly pick a side, but this is a pretty great middle to hang out in.
You can watch the video for "The Lost Art of Shutting Up" below. The song is available as a single via Refresh Records over at Bandcamp. For more on Totally Slow, check out the band's Facebook and Twitter.