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Totally Slow Drop a Subtle Hint With Their Latest Single

The Greensboro punks follow up their 2021 album with new single release their latest single The Lost Art Of Shutting Up.

North Carolina’s Totally Slow has released a new single, The Lost Art Of Shutting Up.

This ’80s surf punk-inspired track has all the ingredients of classic melodic hardcore. With incredibly addictive riffs and pure punk energy, Totally Slow have brilliantly balanced heyday So-Cal hardcore with 60’s surf rock. They offer up razor-sharp, no-frills melodic hardcore, with angry lyrics that show how the personal is inseparable from the political when the country is on the brink of chaos.

After a series of livewire basement shows and sweaty van tours in several bands over the years, Scott Hicks and Andy Foster formed Totally Slow in 2013, releasing a self-titled LP of driving, catchy punk shortly after. Razorcake Magazine called the ten-song debut “well planned and masterful,” saying that the debut “…goes off without a hitch. It’s perfect.”

After 2016 LP Bleed Out’s “powerful, pedal-to-the-metal pop”, Totally Slow went into flux, speeding up their songs for the Imperium EP and introducing guitarist Chuck Johnson (Torchrunner, Gut Feeling), then recalibrating their lineup. Now on Refresh Records, their third LP Casual Drag featured a more collaborative approach to songwriting.

The band has combined the melodic anthems of 1980s SoCal bands like The Adolescents, Agent Orange and The Faction with the skewed rawk of ’90s San Diego bands Drive Like Jehu and Truman’s Water and the righteous conviction of classic DC hardcore like Dag Nasty, Gray Matter and Fugazi.

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