Speedy Ortiz Releases “Death Note” for Upcoming EP
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Speedy Ortiz Releases “Death Note” for Upcoming EP

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On June 3rd through Carpark Records, indie powerhouse Speedy Ortiz is releasing their newest four-song EP, Foiled Again. It is said not be a companion to their previous album, but more of an addition to their previous album, Foil Deer. With the news of the new EP came a new track entitled “Death Note.” Judging on this, what can we expect for the upcoming EP?

The instrumentation is sharp and powerful with big crescendos, booming drum beats, and strong yet satisfying reverb of the guitars. The lyrics echo as if you have your best friend in the room, discussing the nature of creativity, inspiration, and catharsis. The name of the track is referential to the anime of the same name, a story about writing as a form of release.

Sadie Dupuis had this to say about the song’s origin:

The song is about writing through your depression as a way to get better, and how in that way a death note can be kind of love letter to yourself.

Catch Speedy Ortiz on tour, starting today in Asbury Park, NJ.

May 10th – Asbury Park, NJ – The Wonder Bar*
May 11th – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw *
May 12th – Washington, DC – Black Cat *
May 13th – Asheville, NC – Mothlight *
May 14th – Atlanta, GA – 529 Club
May 15th – Orlando, FL – Social *
May 17th – Nashville, TN – Exit/In *
May 18th – Indianapolis, IN – Hi Fi *
May 19th – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall *
May 20th – Ferndale, MI – Loving Touch *
May 21st – Toronto, Canada – Horseshoe Tavern *
May 24th – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room #
May 25th – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater #
May 26th – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court #
May 28th – Spokane, WA – The Bartlett #
May 29th – George, WA – Sasquatch *
May 31st – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge #
June 2nd – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop #
June 3rd – Fresno, CA – Strummer’s #
June 4th – Ventura, CA – Large Marge #
June 5th – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex #
June 6th – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom #
June 7th – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad #
June 8th – El Paso, TX – Bowie Feathers #
June 10th – Austin, TX – Barracuda #
June 11th – Mcallen, TX – Yerberia Cultura #
June 12th – Houston, TX – Walter’s Downtown #
June 13th – Dallas, TX – Club Dada #
June 14th – Norman, OK – The Opolis #
June 16th – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
June 17th – Columbus, OH – Double Happiness
July 15th – Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
July 17th – Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival

* = w/ Hop Along
# = w/ The Good Life

Listen to “Death Note” below:

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