In new song “Hammerhead,” Slow Teeth has a taste for blood.

The new band, comprised of Justin Ellis (bass, vocals, keys), Jeremy Haire (guitar, vocals), and Robert Chamberlain (drums, synthesizers), describes itself as a “post-rock” trio that is heavily influenced by the likes of Radiohead, Sigur Ros, and Pink Floyd. On new ripper “Hammerhead,” though—premiering exclusively on the INDY Week website today—the no-frills punk influences of bands like Black Flag and the Dead Kennedys shine through, as Ellis intones “There’s blood in the air / I can taste it, too / like a meal that’s not quite ready” in an energetic, frenzied flash of electric guitar. 

“Hammerhead” was recorded live in two takes at Sonark Media, a new recording studio in Hillsborough; it was directed by Joshua Collins and mixed by Steven Raets. 

Slow Teeth opens for HOLY FAWN and Astronoid at Cat’s Cradle Back Room tonight; they’ll also play later this week, on September 9, at a Crank Arm Brewing Hopscotch Day Party and on September 13 at Longleaf Hotel with Timothy Eerie and Dream Phases. 

Listen to “Hammerhead” below. 

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