Hemlock Tea Debut EP Set for Fall Release on Cantora
“It’s pretty much impossible to get their songs out of your head.” – Noisey
“it’s just so good…how can I bribe them to play my birthday party….?” – NYLON
NY-based pop trio Slam Donahue has premiered ‘C’mon C’mon’ with Paste, the third single from its forthcoming Hemlock Tea EP, produced by Ayad Al Adhamy (Passion Pit, Team Spirit) and coming out October 2 via Cantora Records (MGMT, Bear Hands). ‘C’mon C’mon,’ follows the band’s first two singles ‘Bug In the Sun‘ and ‘I Turn On‘ released earlier this summer. Slam Donahue will continue to play select NYC shows this fall, including appearances at CMJ ’12.
Slam Donahue debuted its ‘Big House Nice Dreams‘ mixtape in March, which Interview Magazine’s DISCOVERY piece called “a collection of pop songs (recorded through a boombox) that reflect upon the subconscious anxiety of growing up and living life to its fullest.” Led by singer/guitarist David Otto and bassist Thomas Sommerville, the band started gaining attention with eclectic live shows and free CDR mixtapes, but eventually outpacing their surroundings, they moved on. Leaving a trail of short-lived band members and meticulous, though admittedly lo-fi home demos, the duo left its small town of Wolcott Connecticut, arrived in New York in the summer of 2010, and signed to Cantora Records in 2012.