On January 31st, just a few weeks before their EP Real Hair, was released, Massachusetts indie-rockers Speedy Ortiz stopped by Fordham University's WFUV to play a song off the new EP, and one other off their widely acclaimed album, Major Arcana. Watch them below.
Speedy Ortiz "American Horror" Live at WFUV 1.31.2014:
Speedy Ortiz "No Below" Live at WFUV 1.31.2014:
"American Horror," the first single off the new EP, features fuzzy, distorted guitar riffs but still shows the band's '90s alternative influence. The song is upbeat and tailor-made for college radio, and vocalist Sadie Dupuis' witty lyrics and vocal style are reminiscent of Rilo Kiley era Jenny Lewis.
The second song they played came off of the band's second full length album, 2013's Major Arcana. This one was slower and grungier, with Sadie's singing becoming more emotional as her vocals take a somber turn to reflect the song's lyrics. However, by the end of the song the tempo quickens and it is punctuated with a wicked solo by guitarist Matt Robidoux.
Source: WFUVRadio YouTube