Tru employs the power of fuzzed out guitars and arena-ready riffs to help usher listeners into an unrelenting Summer on “The Graduate.”
Last week made it seem like this year’s was a Winter that would never cease. Temperatures never seemed to reach a point that was higher than fifty degrees and I could still see my breath as I headed to work in the morning. So, as you can imagine, I felt like a kid on the first day of Summer break when I woke up this morning and, after shutting off my twelfth alarm of the day, saw that the high temperature was going to be a scorching ninety degrees.
Before hopping into the shower, I made sure to press play my feelz gud playlist and was ready to start my morning armed with non-stop jammers from bands like Pet Symmetry, Rozwell Kid, and Prince Daddy & The Hyena, because if you’re anything like me, then you know this is the kind of weather that begs for fuzzed out riffs, slightly off-kilter vocals, and hooks meant to loudly (and poorly) shouted along to.
I’m constantly looking for new bands to help scratch that itch and I feel like I’ve struck gold with New Jersey fuzzpunks, Tru, who is gearing up to release the Growing Pains EP on June 22nd in partnership with Sniffling Indie Kids. I’m beyond excited to be able to share the first taste of the record with y’all — and it comes in the form of a blissfully crunchy and harmonic lead single called “The Graduate.” The track rips open with a riff that could melt the face off of the devil himself. It’s bombastic and chaotic energy bounces effortlessly off of the voracious and driving drums to create a non-stop assault meant to violently tear you from your seasonal slump and right back into the thick of things.
Growing Pains is out June 22nd on Sniffling Indie Kids. You can catch Tru on tour later this month. All upcoming dates can be found below.