Blissfully weird
Jessie Atkinson
16:17 24th February 2021

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L.A.-via-NYC group Slothrust have returned with characteristically impeccable form today with 'Cranium', a five-minute absurdist "mating call" using delicious, half-time guitar to make its strange, irresistible case.

Coming alongside an amusing video, the track finishes up with a truly escapist bluesy guitar solo from frontperson Leah Wellbaum. "I want to pluck your eyebrows for you with my Grandma's antique tweezers" she sings.

Blissfully weird:

“I think of ‘Cranium’ as an absurd mating ritual dance by one of those beautiful complex birds with iridescent tail feathers. Except instead of feathers, I am holding family heirloom tweezers and my hands are coated in honey. It’s sweet, but incredibly uncomfortable and definitely overbearing,” Wellbaum said of the new cut.

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Photo: Lindsey Brynes