with Rituals of Mine
Slothrust is principal songwriter, singer, guitar player and unrepentant aesthete Leah Wellbaum, with drummer Will Gorin and bassist Kyle Bann. On their fourth full-length album The Pact, Slothrust constructs a luscious, ethereal cosmos perforated with wormy portals and magic wardrobes, demonstrating more clearly than ever the band’s deft shaping of contrasting sonic elements to forge a muscular sound that’s uniquely their own. The album was recorded in Los Angeles with producer and mixer Billy Bush (Garbage, Neon Trees, The Boxer Rebellion). Cultivating their potent brew of classically informed, soulful rock in the fertile Brooklyn indie scene, Slothrust released their debut LP, Feels Your Pain, in 2012, followed by 2014’s Of Course You Do. The band expanded their fervent following via the song “7:30 am,” selected as the theme for the FX Network show “You’re The Worst”. Their 2016 Dangerbird debut album Everyone Else established the band as a breed apart, capable of serving up deceptively clever epics that veer satisfyingly between incandescent riffing and pop hooks, winsome anxiety and powerful heft. Throughout 2016 and 2017, Slothrust lit up audiences on sold-out headline tours, festival dates and support tours with Highly Suspect in the US and Manchester Orchestra in Europe. The band closed out 2017 with Show Me How You Want It To Be, an EP of of unexpected and inventive covers of songs by artists as diverse as Al Green and Britney Spears, Black Sabbath and Louis Armstrong.
Rituals of Mine (FKA Sister Crayon) are a Los Angeles based electronic/downtempo r&b act who make “gorgeously gloomy pop” (Noisey) that exudes unparalleled passion, emotion and personal lyrics into their music. Lead singer Terra Lopez has been praised by The FADER, Pitchfork, Billboard, BUST Magazine, Stereogum and more for her captivating and ruthless stage presence. Rituals of Mine’s beguiling debut ‘Devoted’ (produced by Wes Jones & co-produced by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez) was widely acclaimed in indie circles and led the group to national tours with Deftones, Tricky, ANTEMASQUE, Le Butcherettes, The Afghan Whigs, Built to Spill, Doomtree & more. Most recently, Lopez has collaborated with Tricky and The Glitch Mob and can be heard on both of their most recent works. Rituals of Mine are currently working on their highly anticipated sophomore LP.