“Social politics and protest have been a part of our music from day one, and I didn’t want to stop doing that on this album.” So the band scrapped the album they made, Dupuis wrote more songs over the course of four months, and Speedy Ortiz created the urgent, taught, and pointedly witty Twerp Verse.
‘Lean In When I Suffer’ is the second single from Speedy Ortiz’s forthcoming album, “Twerp Verse,” out April 27th.
“’Lean In When I Suffer’ is about that fun breed of “ally” who wears out their already exhausted friends by relying on us for excessive emotional labor. They want props for their wokeness, but don’t want to put in any actual work or divest themselves of power. They just taaaake uuuup spaaaace, and shut down when you try to talk them through their problematic tendencies. Because #selfcare? So you’re stuck in a toxic vampiric loop trying to maintain a relationship–Lean In AND Suffer, why don’t you! Director Ari Ratner took this concept a step further to address another annoyance we found relatable as hell, which is when “people give unsolicited advice about how to beat depression. [They] typically fail to acknowledge depression as a real illness and often minimize the experiences of the person they are trying to help.” So our OK-to-Cry-Corral band gets put through happiness bootcamp from a group of clowns who’ve “never been sad” (and some accompanying Crayola-bright illustrations from Julia Emiliani).” – Sadie Dupuis.
Speedy Ortiz consists of: Sadie Dupuis (guitar, vox, synths), Andy Molholt (guitar), Darl Ferm (bass) and Mike Falcone (drums).
They’re rep’ed by Carpark Records.
May 29th – Lakewood, OH – Mahall’s
May 30th – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
June 1st – Little Rock, AR – Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken Shack
June 2nd – Austin, TX – Barracuda
June 3rd – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
June 5th – Phoenix , AZ – Rebel Lounge
June 6th – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
June 7th – Los Angeles , CA – The Echo
June 9th – Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club
June 10th – San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord
June 12th – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
June 13th – Seattle, WA – The Vera Project
June 14th – Boise, ID – Neurolux
June 16th – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
June 17th – Omaha, NE – Reverb
June 19th – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room
June 20th – Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi
p + c 2018 Carpark Records