There was something familiar about the grit and grime slathered single “Smother” from the Los Angeles-based fuzz-rock duo Slutever, but I couldn’t quite place it.
The glitz and glam of the band’s home base on the best coast just didn’t fit the ferocity of its latest cut or back catalogue of excellent split cassingles and short form collections. Then, a little research provided the missing link. The angsty duo that is Rachel Gagliardi and Nicole Snyder migrated west from Philadelphia…and the pieces fit.
The culture of punk-rock apartment parties and the occasional basement rager in New Brunswick certainly sculpted the Slutever sound, and with aspirations to become “the most famous band to never release a full-length record,” the outfit’s latest offering of shout along refrains amongst aggressive instrumentals is an alluring leap in the right direction.
Stream “Smother” below and stay tuned for more on Slutever as we approach the February 17th release date for Almost Famous.