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 Festival Fri. June 17 - York, UK @ Castle Howard w/ Duran Duran Sat. June 18 - Helsinki, FI @ Sideways Festival Tue. June 21 - Zagreb, HR @ INmusic Festival Fri. June 24 - Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Festival Sat. July 2 - Ewijk, NL @ Down The Rabbit Hole Sun. July 3 - Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter Sat. July 9 - Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest Sun. July 10 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop Mon. July 11 - Nashville, TN @ The Basement East Tue. July 12 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups Thu. July 14 - Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop Fri. July 15 - Detroit, MI @ El Club Sat. July 16 - Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival Sat. July 23 - Nottingham, UK @ Rough Trade (in-store) Sun. July 24 - Hertfordshire, UK @ Standon Calling Fri. July 29 - Co Waterford, IE @ All Together Now Sun. July 31 - Thirsk, UK @ Deer Shed Festival Sat. Aug. 6 - Katowic, PL @ OFF Festival Thu. Aug. 11 - Haldern, DE @ Haldern Pop Festival Fri. Aug. 19 - Crickhowell, UK @ Green Man Festival Thu. Aug. 25 - London, UK @ All Points East Sat. Aug. 27 - Manchester, UK @ Dept Mayfield w/ The National Sun. Sept. 18 - Los Angeles, US @ Primavera Sound LA Fri. Nov. 11 - Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who? Festival
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