Slothrust shreds. This past Saturday Slothrust (Leah Wellbaum on guitar/vocals, Kyle Bank on bass, and Will Gorin on Drums) played Baby’s All Right in Williamsburg with Diet Cig, the playfully charming pop punk duo from Upstate, New York and YUNG, the killer rock band hailing all the way from Denmark. The show was sold out, the music was powerful, and the whole venue seemed to hum with the undeniably infectious energy of being young and alive in Brooklyn.
To start, they hit the crowd with a jam that was heavy like a ton of bricks and by mid set had leveled things out with both “Magnets part 1” and “Magnets part 2”, dark yet delicate crowd pleasers. The whole performance was a perfect balance; new songs and old favorites that provided a trip through intimate, emotional lyrics that were delivered with captivating, deadpan vocals and guitar riffs that rip right through you. It can’t really be compared to anything else. Slothrust is it’s own kind of strange darkness. Straight up grunge rock that can get you all choked up without a single cliche lyric to be sung.