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PREMIERE: Shutups unveil their raucous new single Cement Hands

Oakland duo Shutups are the indie-punk band you’ve been dreaming of. The pair of college friends—torn apart by geography, and brought back together by a medical emergency—belt out the jangly, fuzzed-out kind of sonic gems that nest themselves in your body, leaving you no choice but to move.

Now, as they gear up to release their debut album Every Day I’m Less Zen, they’ve unveiled Cement Hands; a four-minute slab of synth-laden garage. If you’re not already across this band, we strongly recommend you change that now.

On their new single Cement Hands, Oakland-based duo Shutups belt through an irresistible concoction of groove-laden indie-punk.

Throughout the new single, Shutups dance through an irresistible concoction of indie-rock, pop, punk, and garage to deliver a sound that feels simultaneously familiar and fresh. With crunching guitars, infectious synth lines, and flailing vocal hooks, Cement Hands will stick with you for weeks.

As the track progresses, so too does a real sense of chaos. Layers of instrumentation melt into one another, creating a wall of sound that will wash over you completely. Once you dive into this vast pool of fuzzy brilliance, you’ll never want to leave.

Cement Hands is the second taste of Shutups forthcoming debut full-length, and if this new single is anything to go by, I think we’re in store for plenty more great tunes.

In the meantime, do yourself a favour and watch the new video for Cement Hands above.

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May 16, 2019