Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Dry Cleaning - "Don't Press Me"

Photo by Ben Rayner

We were big fans of Dry Cleaning's New Long Leg last year. It was a post-rock masterpiece with spoken word over Sonic Youth and Velvet Underground style riffs that worked for us. Now the London band is back with a new single and a new upcoming album. "Don't Press Me" almost feels like Dry Cleaning decided to try to write a big mainstream hit in the vein of Wet Leg and failed spectacularly. First, there is some actual singing on "Don't Press Me." Plus, the song a certain groovy quality that is almost poppy and almost dance-friendly. But, this is still Dry Cleaning so it's the most oddball way of trying to make that kind of song possible. As always with these folks it won't be for everyone, but I think we all kind of like it that way.

You can watch the video for "Don't Press Me" below. Stumpwork is due out October 21 via 4AD, and can be pre-ordered/pre-saved here. For more on Dry Cleaning, check out the band's Facebook and Instagram. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.

Thu. June 16 - Edinburgh, UK @ Hidden Door FestivalFri. June 17 - York, UK @ Castle Howard w/ Duran DuranSat. June 18 - Helsinki, FI @ Sideways FestivalTue. June 21 - Zagreb, HR @ INmusic FestivalFri. June 24 - Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury FestivalSat. July 2 - Ewijk, NL @ Down The Rabbit HoleSun. July 3 - Werchter, BE @ Rock WerchterSat. July 9 - Milwaukee, WI @ SummerfestSun. July 10 - Bloomington, IN @ The BishopMon. July 11 - Nashville, TN @ The Basement EastTue. July 12 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of CupsThu. July 14 - Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog ShopFri. July 15 - Detroit, MI @ El ClubSat. July 16 - Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music FestivalSat. July 23 - Nottingham, UK @ Rough Trade (in-store)Sun. July 24 - Hertfordshire, UK @ Standon CallingFri. July 29 - Co Waterford, IE @ All Together NowSun. July 31 - Thirsk, UK @ Deer Shed FestivalSat. Aug. 6 - Katowic, PL @ OFF FestivalThu. Aug. 11 - Haldern, DE @ Haldern Pop FestivalFri. Aug. 19 - Crickhowell, UK @ Green Man FestivalThu. Aug. 25 - London, UK @ All Points EastSat. Aug. 27 - Manchester, UK @ Dept Mayfield w/ The NationalSun. Sept. 18 - Los Angeles, US @ Primavera Sound LAFri. Nov. 11 - Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who? Festival

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