Photography by Rider Doolittle
Boston slop-rock tricksters Vundabar are sharing a new song, “Shuffle”, with all proceeds from digital sales going to Planned Parenthood. The track hones in on the band’s sonic signatures; reverbed guitars and dry, fuzzed out drums hack out an exaggerated waltz while the band sings an elegantly constructed, hook-filled melody in a swooning falsetto. The band turns the song’s structure inside out multiple time across its three minute length, agitating for new ways to express the song’s central lyric: “I just want to hear my own voice.” One moment it’s a whisper, the next a scream.
The single is a lead up to the forthcoming re-release of their sophomore record, Gawk, which is due out March 10 via Gawk Recods. The band go on tour this March, performing at Silent Barn with Horse Jumper of Love on April 7.