Video: Slow Pulp – “Preoccupied”

Slow Pulp just released the visually stimulating new music video for single “Preoccupied”, which follows up previously featured track “Die Alone“. Watch it above.

The track touts serene, melodically captivating vibes reminiscent of TOPS — though with a sax-laden addition that adds a more sensual, gripping tone. It’s very easy to get lost in, showcasing Slow Pulp’s capacity for hypnotic melodies and song structures.

Our previous words on the preceding “Die Alone” are below, digging more into the band’s background:

Split between Madison, Wisconsin and Minneapolis, Minnesota, quartet Slow Pulp deftly incorporate elements of dream-pop and punk into their sound throughout their recent EP2. Twangy, angular guitar work – reminiscent of Wire – accompanies an enjoyably suave vocal presence, leading to a lamenting “I die alone now” line prior to the one-minute mark that guides several sporadic halts, to highlight the enjoyably unique guitar work. Just after the two-minute a serioes of ascending guitar crunches build toward the conclusion alongside wordless flourishes of vocal beauty. Simultaneously angsty and hypnotic, “Die Alone” is a nice showing from Slow Pulp.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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