Premiere: Stream Synth-Heavy “Make Us Pay” from Atlanta’s Shampoo

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“Once when I was a teenager, I was watching this smarmy VH1 documentary about rap music, and Ice Cube said something like “when you’re a kid and you’re mad about something, all you can do is break your own toys.” This song is about breaking your own toys. Also, I’m pretty sure there are no live instruments other than voice on this one, so that’s cool. Human League would be proud. [Free Kesha].” – Shampoo on “Make Us Pay”

We first stumbled upon Atlanta three-piece Shampoo after a suggestion by a friend to check out a three-song demo from them back in 2014 and falling for the opening track “High School” from it. Subsequently, the trio went on to perform some shows up the East Coast with the likes of TOPS, Memory Tapes, and Pure Bathing Culture. After much labor through a majority of 2015, they nearing the release of their debut album, titled Terrible Heat, on August 17th via Bear Kids Recordings. Inspiration for the album comes top 40 new wave covered in a lo-fi, blissful glaze fully tilted to drift away to. Latest single “Make Us Pay” easily could fit seamlessly on any most teenage movie soundtracks from the ’80s using synth lines that could be mistaken quite a few songs from that era and effervescent vocal delivery made for easy consumption. The song follows the equally appealing and previously revealed “Hanging Up on U” and “Inside Out (All That I Want)” from their debut.

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