Sloucher Announce Debut Album Be True and Share Title Track

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Jasmine Albertson
photo by Niffer Calderwood

Local quartet Sloucher have announced the release of their debut album Be True, out November 16 on Swoon Records. Self-produced by the band and mixed by John Goodmanson (Sleater-Kinney, Death Cab for Cutie, Blonde Redhead), the 10-track album finds the band “applying a compelling edge to their '90s rock influences,” according to a press release. The band has shared the first taste of the new album with the upbeat and breezy title track. Be True follows 2016’s debut EP Certainty.

"After Certainty, we were interpreting the recordings that Jay made,” explains guitarist Kyle Musselwhite of the evolution of Sloucher from a semi-solo project by Jay Clancy (former drummer for Makeup Monsters, Cayucas, and Hibou) into a truly collaborative project between himself, Clancy, drummer Jack Hamrick, and bassist Lance Umble (Telekinesis, Cumulus, Bod). “We wanted to bring that new energy into Be True. In that process, I think we all realized we love playing loud and bringing more energy and gnarlier rock elements to it. We amped that up a lot."

Catch Sloucher at Neumos on Thursday, October 25 with Wild Powwers. Below, listen to “Be True” and watch Sloucher’s KEXP in-studio performance from 2016.

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