Greensboro, NC’s Totally Slow have released a new single “The Lost Art Of Shutting Up,” the follow up to their 2021’s LP ‘Casual Drag’ which garnered praise from outlets such as Brooklynvegan, New Noise, No Echo, and a stamp of approval (via Tweet) from none other than Laura Jane Grace.
Watch “The Lost Art of Shutting Up” lyric video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7w3mXucaWo
Stream the track on DSPs: https://lnk.to/GM1jf3Nb.
After a series of livewire basement shows and sweaty van tours in several bands over the years, Scott Hicks and Andy Foster formed Totally Slow in 2013, releasing a self-titled LP of driving, catchy punk shortly after. Razorcake Magazine called the ten-song debut “well planned and masterful,” saying that the debut “…goes off without a hitch. It’s perfect.”
After 2016 LP Bleed Out’s “powerful, pedal-to-the-metal pop” (the kind folks at Razorcake again), Totally Slow went into flux, speeding up their songs for the Imperium EP and introducing guitarist Chuck Johnson (Torchrunner, Gut Feeling), then recalibrating their lineup. Now on Refresh Records, their third LP Casual Drag featured a more collaborative approach to songwriting.