Barring any arbitrary need to label (emo revival, anyone?), rising Seattle outfit Special Explosion simply love ’90s rock. Case in point: the band’s new song, “Hide”, an off-kilter, emotional crunch-fest that easily could pass for early recordings of the veteran Pacific Northwesterners that came before them, Built To Spill and Death Cab For Cutie.
“Hide” benefits from its willingness to let feelings do the “talking”, no matter the consequential recklessness. Appropriately so, like a person drunkenly stumbling through the night after a harsh breakup, the track is a charming hot mess of chunky guitars and the shaky voices of youngins struggling like hell with adulthood. Listen in below (via SPIN).
“Hide” is off Special Explosions’ forthcoming EP, The Art of Mothering, due out February 25th via Topshelf Records.
The Art of Mothering Tracklist:
05. If Only
06. The Art of Mothering Pt. 1
07. The Art of Mothering Pt. 2
In support, the band will kick off a tour across the US later this month.
Special Explosion 2014 Tour Dates:
02/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Shred Shed
02/17 – Laramie, WY @ University of Wyoming
02/18 – Omaha, NE @ The Slowdown JR
02/19 – Kansas City, MO @ Art Closet Studio
02/20 – St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
02/21 – Chicago, IL @ Township
02/22 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Turtle De
02/23 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
02/24 – Syracuse, NY @ Spark Contemporary
02/25 – Cohoes, NY @ The Icehouse
02/27 – New York, NY @ Suburbia
02/28 – Middletown, CT @ Eclectic Society
03/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Philamoca
03/02 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
03/03 – College Park, MD @ Hostage House
03/04 – Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5
03/05 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Chapel Hill Underground
03/06 – Atlanta, GA @ Wonderroot
03/12-20 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/20 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest