Bay Area indie-punk band Shutups are proud to share “Endless Heaven”, the lead single from their new album, titled I can’t eat nearly as much as I want to vomit. The full album was mixed and mastered by Grammy nominated engineer / producer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Jeff Rosenstock, King Woman), and will be released via Kill Rock Stars on October 21st, 2022.
“Endless Heaven” is a four and half minute crash course on the songwriting style of Shutups, who combine catchy indie punk melodies that share similarities with bands like Mannequin Pussy and PUP, filtered through the go-for-broke ambition of a band like Foxing and the experimental genre swirl of Spirit of The Beehive. Describing his intentions behind the single “Endless Heaven”, the band’s songwriter and vocalist Hadley Davis says “I wanted to write a song that mirrored the feeling of letting out all your air and laying on the bottom of a pool. The crushing comfort of calm water. Every time I worked on this song, I pictured that. It’s a summer song, but for the more mundane moments of summer (sitting in hot cars, power outages, sunburns, days lost to the void). It’s about dissociating and returning mid sentence”. Meanwhile, bassist Bud Armienti said about the song – “I played the gong”.
The forthcoming new Shutups album, I can’t eat nearly as much as I want to vomit, is the follow-up to their 2019 debut album Every Day I’m Less Zen, where the band honed their signature punk riffs and razor sharp hooks on more streamlined tracks like “Smile”, “Jaywalk Over Me”, and “Yellowjacket”. Since that release, the band have put out the 5, Six and Seven EPs – which showed them expanding their genre influences and ambition with the help of engineer Jack Shirley, who gave their already tight sound an additional punch, clarity, and heaviness – without sanding down the edges of their punk thrash.
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