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ba da bing!
Led by singer / songwriter / guitarist Leah Wellbaum, Brooklyn’s Slothrust is a rock band of musicians from the jazz / blues tradition who sound nothing like jazz musicians playing rock - they play fearlessly & full of tenacity.
With the added dynamics of a tight, powerful & funky rhythm section, Slothrust is a forceful trio as unsettling & capricious as their name. With her deep, charismatic vocals, most reminiscent of Nico with the edge of Isaac Brock circa ’97, Wellbaum sings about alienation, awkwardness & absurdity. She evokes feeling while sounding despondent, all the while with catchy melodies - pulling off Stephen Malkmus’ Pavement-era feats of writing & delivery. On top of the solid writing & rhythm section, her playing style ranges from simple eloquence to hard-edged, aggressive guitar solos.