Slander and the New Single
“Fuzzy Mouth b/w Psyche” becomes the third Slander release in the past calendar year. Recorded at Strange Weather Studios with Daniel Schlett (DIIV, Total Slacker) in one ten hour session, the sounds of the new single show Slander boldly stretching both sides of their musicality.
Fuzzy Mouth is a scintillating pop song, with melodic tendencies not yet explored by the band. Guitarist James Burke wrote the song, and what he was trying to find was simple. “The song is about the morning after the long night, and water was on my mind. As the coolness soothed my burn, I had a moment realizing the discussion we were having the night before had crystallized into answers. I needed to capture that duality with a more dynamic melodic range.”
Luke Hunter’s Psyche further solidifies his unique writing style. “I was drawn to this idea of the Sirens abandoning hope, the template for a standard bearer being inverted. Finding the balance between free floating melodies and wave like propulsion was what I was searching for”
The group spent the autumn and early winter writing a batch of new songs, of which this single is the first recording. They will be heading back into the Corridor for shows to promote the single, including several on air radio appearances and their first invite to the Emerge Festival in Hartford, a three day batch of shows showcasing the best bands in Connecticut. A video for Fuzzy Mouth is also forthcoming, again helmed by Serena Reynolds.