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Hemlock Tea Debut EP set for Fall Release on Cantora
“it’s just so good…how can I bribe them to play my birthday party….?” – NYLON
“It’s pretty much impossible to get their songs out of your head.” – Noisey
“overflowing with joy [and] an adorable accessibility…Slam Donahue’s undeniably on-point pop instincts make this one a must-have for your summer playlist.” – MAGNET
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NY-based pop trio Slam Donahue has debuted ‘Bug In The Sun,’ the newest single from its forthcoming Hemlock Tea EP, produced by Ayad Al Adhamy (Passion Pit, Team Spirit) and coming out October 2 on Cantora Records (MGMT, Bear Hands). ‘Bug In the Sun’ follows the band’s first single, ‘I Turn On,’ which premiered with Noisey last month. The band just performed at NYC’s SOHO House and will be playing select NYC shows leading up to the release.
Slam Donahue debuted its ‘Big House Nice Dreams’ mixtape in March, which Interview Magazine’s DISCOVERY piece called “a collection of pop songs (recorded through a boombox) that reflect upon the subconscious anxiety of growing up and living life to its fullest.” Led by singer/guitarist David Otto and bassist Thomas Sommerville, the band started gaining attention with eclectic live shows and free CDR mixtapes, but eventually outpacing their surroundings, they moved on. Leaving a trail of short-lived band members and meticulous, though admittedly lo-fi home demos, the duo left its small town of Wolcott Connecticut, arrived in New York in the summer of 2010, and signed to Cantora Records in 2012.
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