At long last, the behemoth debut LP from Stickers, Swollen, is officially out in the world. It is big and beautiful and weird and heavy; an emblem of empathy punk from the slapping, unsettling rhythm of “Jump Rope” to the comparatively hazy swoon of “BJ”. If ever you have loved saxophone-tinged pop, avant-punk, howling vocals, distortion pedals, or the dark undercurrent of the Northwest, this record is for you. Listen in and then pick up a copy for a friend.
Following their release show last weekend at Black Lodge, Stickers will perform both live on KEXP (8/16, 6:30pm PST) and at local record shop Spin Cycle (8/18, 8pm PST) in support of the new record, and in advance of their fall tour dates with Pissed Jeans. All upcoming dates can be found on the ever-handy tour page.
Furthermore! An extensive feature into the realm of Stickers and shred is in this week’s Seattle Weekly. Click the excellent image below (from Vibrations Fest) to read it in full.