As a freelance writer and poetry student, it is no wonder vocalist Sadie Dupuis and her band create not just a grungy, poppy sound, but they also come up with songs that give the group a memorable edge.
88.1 KDHX chart position: #1 CMJ for July 23, 2013.
Record Label, release date and producer: The album was released with Carpark Records on July 9, 2013 and produced by Justin Pizzoferrato.
RIYL: Ovlov, Roomrunner, and Waxahatchee.
Hometown: Northampton, Mass.
Standout Track: The track "No Below" is a painful look into the torture of bullies and being alone when younger, before meeting the figure of the song.
Standout lyrics: "On my mouth is a factory for every toxic part of speech I spew" from the song "Tiger Tank."
About the band: Guitarist and vocalist Sadie Dupuis created a solo project under the name Speedy Ortiz, later including Darl Ferm on bass, Matt Robidoux on guitar and Mike Falcone on drums to complete the band. They recorded singles and a five-track EP before releasing "Major Arcana" as their first full-length album.
Did you know?: The name Speedy Ortiz comes from the character in the comic series "Love and Rockets." Dupuis had a self-recorded release titled "The Death of Speedy Ortiz" in 2011 before the other band members came along.
Play it while: you're in the mood for some chaotic yet clean, almost angsty, alternative rock.
What the critics say: "With its quaking rhythms, twisted riffage, and jet-black wit, Major Arcana is a redemptive ode to the broken bones that grew back together a little crooked--the ones that taught Dupuis how to walk in her own weird way." - Lindsay Zoladz, Pitchfork
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