God bless those nights when you take a gamble on getting the hell off of the couch and going out and it goes well. God bless the nights when solo plans for Netflix and chill turns into a house party where everyone’s doing their best “Hotline Bling” dance impression and the aux cord is getting passed around like its the launch of The Life of Pablo. God bless the nights when you’ve maybe had a bit too much wine and starting bullshitting with friends about who you’d “FMK” of the Bond actors. God bless those blissfully lowkey kinds of nights because they have far more meaning than you realize in the moment.
These are the kinds of nights Norwegian pop-punk band Sløtface gloriously toasts to in the barreling, almost sickeningly sweet “Pitted.” For a song moving at such a breakneck pace it’s borderline alarming how carefully they take their time to set the scenes and capture the exact mood. There’s a fleeting moment about hoping for Queen Bey but willingly “faking it to “Bohemian Rhapsody”,” the choice de jure of way too many group sing alongs. Maybe “Single Ladies” or something from LEMONADE will play after all the scaramouches and fandangos. If not though, it’s still gonna be a good night.
The band’s debut album, Try Not to Freak Out, drops Sept. 15 on Propeller Recordings and is available for pre-order here.