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Slaughter Beach Dog Release ‘Float Away’

Slaughter Beach, Dog’s new LP Crying, Laughing, Waving, Smiling is out September 22 via Lame-O Records. Until then, you should listen to the new single “Float Away.”

Crying, Laughing, Waving, Smiling is Slaughter Beach, Dog’s fifth studio album. The boys are seasoned pros in the world of indie music. The new single is a prime example, as it is a sublime entry into the band’s discography. “Float Away” is a sonic current that pulls you in with its simple but sweet beat and once the three-minute track spits you out, you want to dive back in.

Lead singer Jake Ewald said this about the upcoming LP: “It’s my opinion that every record is about growing up- we all have to get a little older before we make the next one. Crying, Laughing, Waving, Smiling examines a particular weightlessness that is part of spreading wings, putting down roots, trying to grab ahold of something. This is how it feels when you’re making the moves that you make while becoming the person that you’re going to be.”

To continue waxing poetic about “Float Away,” it truly captures the essence of the indie rock genre. It is the kind of song best enjoyed on a car ride with the windows down. However, that is not to say the band does not put on a great live show. Live music documentarian hate5six (who primarily shoots hardcore shows) recorded an absolutely amazing set the guys put on last year.

Slaughter Beach, Dog Live

The live show features “Strange Weather,” which is the new album’s other single which dropped back in June. The live version is hypnotic; this is a soothing song about a strange situation. Also during the same concert, the band covers “Thirteen” by Big Star. If you weren’t reminded of Alex Chilton before, you are now after hearing Ewald’s rendition of the classic song.

You can stream/buy Crying, Laughing, Waving, Smiling here.

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