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Slothrust Share “Maybe Maybe” Video via FLOOD + ‘I Promise EP’ Out Now Mar 06, 2024

Today, Slothrust — the duo composed of principal songwriter, guitar player, and unrepentant aesthete Leah Wellbaum and drummer Will Gorin —  shares the music video for track “Maybe Maybe,” from recently released I Promise EP, out now via Dangerbird Records.

“Maybe Maybe” considers what it means to be a human caught in the forever wheel of neurosis, and the possibility of finding peace and sovereignty in an erotic connection to nature. In other words, as the duo wrote: “‘Maybe Maybe’ is about feeling a stronger erotic connection to nature than to other people. Lyrically, it is born from a non-dualistic space and a deep desire to be in connection with the cosmos and dramatic weather.”

Slothrust recently unveiled their EP entitled I Promise, out now. A key part of the tracklisting is the band’s standout cover of Ginuwine’s “Pony,” on which they shamelessly wield and respect the track’s raunchy nature and punch it up with a sludgy musicality, praised by outlets such as Billboard, Consequence, and Stereogum, and additionally added to the official Spotify ‘Rock Covers’ playlist.

In addition to their EP release last fall, Slothrust has embarked on a tour throughout the US. The upcoming second leg of the tour features continued support from Weakened Friends.

Tickets are going fast, and some dates have already sold out. View the full list of dates below and find more information HERE.

APR 12 – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ
APR 13 – Meow Wolf – Santa Fe, NM
APR 14 – Bluebird – Denver, CO
APR 17 – Turf Club – Minneapolis, MN
APR 18 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
APR 19 – X-Ray Arcade – Milwaukee, WI
APR 20 – Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL (SOLD OUT)
APR 23 – Blueberry Hill Duck Room – St. Louis, MO
APR 25 – HI-FI Annex – Indianapolis, IN
APR 26 – Mahall’s – Cleveland, OH
APR 27 – El Club – Detroit, MI
APR 28 – The Garrison – Toronto, ON (SOLD OUT)
MAY 1 – The Atlantis – Washington, DC (LOW TICKETS)
MAY 2 – First Unitarian – Philadelphia, PA
MAY 3 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY MAY 4 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA (SOLD OUT)

01. Pony
02. Maybe Maybe
03. Magic Glow
04. Somewhere Over the Rainbow
05. Pony (Extended Version)
06. Pony (Instrumental)
07. Pony (Acapella)


“Swapping bombastic R&B for sleek, bass-driven rock, Slothrust’s ‘Pony’ honors the original by treating it with reverence and respect, rather than poking fun. The result is a hard-rocking rendition complete with distorted low-end, syrupy guitar lines, hard-hitting drums, and hypnotic lead vocals.”
Consequence – Origins Feature

“‘Pony’ goes grunge, trading the original winding bass instrumental for fuzzier and notably heavier guitar and drum work from duo Leah Wellbaum and Will Gorin. Wellbaum shines on the song, delivering the lyrics with a knowing wink and the perfect hint of seduction.”

“With their ‘Pony’ cover, Slothrust transform the song into a rumbling rocker, rendering its hiccuping-talkbox bassline into primal heavy rock.”

“The oddly sensual and overtly sensory combine in Slothrust’s new video for ‘Birthday Cake’…”
– PAPER Magazine

“…bluesy alt rock with stellar guitar work and swaggering wordplay. Frontwoman Leah Wellbaum confronts you in a way that’s both intimidating and intriguing as she prods: “Have you ever faked sick before? Because I’m faking it right now.”
– Stereogum

“Against jaunty acoustic strums, frontwoman Leah Wellbaum juxtaposes the helplessness we feel as adults with the freewheeling rowdiness of a child’s birthday party.”
– Consequence of Sound

“Oh, and did we mention the song is slinky, breezy and cool AF? There. Now we did.”
– Alt Press

“Wellbaum challenged herself with stream-of-consciousness, automatic writing exercises in the making of “Peach,” all the while cranking up funhouse-mirror guitars toward an absolute wrecker of a chorus.”
– Billboard

“‘Peach’ cleverly juxtaposes Wellbaum’s wry lyrical claim that she is ‘soft as a peach’ with the thunderous roar of her guitar, as well the powerful rhythm section constructed by drummer by Will Gorin and bassist Kyle Bann…That kind of versatility is rare and underrated.”
– The 405

“Listen to songs by Slothrust, and you’ll hear aggressive sounds that hearken back to early-’90s rock bands like Nirvana and Dinosaur Jr. Listen more closely, and you’ll also hear elements of the blues that the band’s members learned when they met in their college’s jazz program.”
– NPR Music

“Tender fingerpicking passages lurch into crashing speed-metal crescendos, loping country-western equestrian odes edge into menacing horror-movie pizzicato and back again.”
– Village Voice
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Slothrust Share "Maybe Maybe" Video via FLOOD + 'I Promise EP' Out Now

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