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Imperium EP

Bleed Out

Self-Titled Debut Album

Save Your Generation Compilation

Split 7″ (w/Black Market)

SHOWS

Feb22
Static Age Records with IRATA
ASHEVILLE
Feb23
The Radio Room with IRATA
GREENVILLE
Feb24
Indah Coffee with IRATA
COLUMBIA
Mar21
The Pour House with AGENT ORANGE
RALEIGH
Mar24
OPOTW with NIGHT BATTLES
GREENSBORO
Mar28
The Cave with REESE MCHENRY
CHAPEL HILL
Mar31
Reggie's with NIGHT BATTLES
WILMINGTON
Apr12
TBA
TBA
Apr14
Pinhook
DURHAM
Apr18
Snug Harbor with PAINT FUMES
CHARLOTTE

 

 

 

Totally Slow are an NC punk band working in the grand tradition of melodic and emotional DIY music. The Wilmington Star recently praised their “ferocious and guttural…wonderfully loud songs,” while the U.K.’s Collective Zine nails it when they call the band, “honest to goodness, grown up punk/indie rock played with tons of heart.”

Totally Slow’s members are all veterans of Piedmont’s fertile underground punk scene, cutting their teeth in beloved local bands like Eagle Bravo, Rights Reserved and Torch Runner. They formed in Greensboro in 2012, and now feature drummer Andy Foster, bassist Greg Monroy, guitarist Chuck Johnson, and guitarist/vocalist Scott Hicks, who describes their outlook as, “The devil on one shoulder shooting spitballs at the angel on the other.”

This duality shines through in Totally Slow’s canny balance of melody and bluster, aligning them with early alternative rock like Hüsker Dü, and irreverent pop-punk like Toys That Kill. Excited by the single “Acid Rain,” Razorcake Magazine described their self-titled LP (2013, Self Aware/Headfirst) as “…so well planned and masterful that you might miss (its) genius. This debut goes off without a hitch. It’s perfect.”

Praised by PunkNews.org for their “messy, overblown dynamic,” Totally Slow released a follow-up 7” EP in 2014, then spent the next two years touring, playing up and down the east coast with sonically diverse punk luminaries like Night Birds, Iron Reagan, Government Issue, White Lung, and Torche, and even making back-to-back trips to play Gainesville, Florida’s can’t-miss punk gathering The Fest.

In 2016, Totally Slow released their second album, “Bleed Out,” on Self Aware and Negative Fun Records. “Bleed Out” boasts bigger production that adds nuance to the music while maintaining the energy of the band’s debut. Razorcake applauded the record’s “concrete-cutting guitars and tree-toppling drums,” calling it, “powerful, pedal to the metal pop with a surprisingly mature bent.”

Totally Slow continue to grow and develop. In 2018, their longtime label Self Aware is releasing a new EP, which Hicks says, “…goes above and beyond what the last LP did in terms of speed and screaming about politics. It just feels right, given the world we’re living in.”

VIDEOS

Live at OPOTW

Totally Slow – The Finger (Official)

Totally Slow – Acid Rain (Official)

UPDATES

Preorders for ‘IMPERIUM’ EP

Available on March 16th, 2018 on cassette, CD and digital formats via Self Aware and Bitter Melody Records.

‘The Finger’ Video Premiere

The first adrenaline shot from “Imperium” comes in the form of “The Finger” and its accompanying music video, an unadulterated two-minute infusion of...

Self Aware + TS <3

We’re excited to be working with Totally Slow again on the release of their new EP, “Imperium,” check out the preorder here. This release follows up...

IMPERIUM @ BITTER MELODY

Eventually this will be available in this store too, BUT to keep the preorder as simple as possible we are doing it in...

Oddboy Collective : Hopscotch 2017

A Carolina Preview of Hopscotch 2017.

Punk News ‘Bleed Out’ Premiere

Totally Slow revel in a messy, over blown dynamic. Taking the volume and melody from Dinosaur Jr. and adding the fractured chaos of...

Bleed Out / Sorry State Records

Their first album was heavy on the broad, bright melodies, but Bleed Out is an altogether darker affair, making use of more grit and heaviness...