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Reminder: Punk never really died. An Interview with SlothRust.

Reminder: Punk never really died. An Interview with SlothRust.

SlothRust is the brain child of guitarist/vocalist Leah Wellbaum, bassist Kyle Bann, and drummer Will Gorin. Wellbaum blazes through her lyrics with emotional rawness that sounds like it’s voiced over a static megaphone. The trio is made up of graduates from the prestigious Sarah Lawrence, and if you’ve seen “10 Things I hate about you” you know how big of a deal that school is. Between studying and connecting through their blues and jazz classes, the group formed a distinctly new age punk band. Despite common band issues; such as a broken van, very little capital and no practice space; the motivated group is working on their latest EP at Spaceman Sound with the working title, “Of Course You Do”.  The band is excited to offer more diversity in terms of style on the next EP. SlothRust’s sound is intricate and woven into careful patterns like grandma’s favorite quilt. Leah’s aggressive and slightly Nico monotone vocals coupled with melodic guitar parts and funky bass lines offer a dazzling balance of Rock and Blues.  We were lucky enough to catch up with the lead singer, Leah, and ask a few questions about the group.

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Published: January 29, 2013 |

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