SLAVVE - EP
S/T EP (CD/LP)
*First run is pressed on gorgeous purple wax.
SLAVVE is a two-piece band that originated in West Palm Beach, FL in 2012. Though they have since relocated to Brooklyn, the trio has deep roots in the music they've always loved. From ripping guitars reminiscent of No Age and early Poison the Well to the melodic heaviness of acts like Deftones and Autolux, SLAVVE started out as a home project by vocalist/guitarist Chuka Chukuma. He then recruited drummer and childhood friend Marcos Marchesani, a former member of Surfer Blood and Weird Wives, to make everything bigger and louder. Recorded in just two days, their self-titled debut EP is a glimpse into the powerful, gripping force of what they call “working class music.” It spans issues of uncertainty within oneself (“Better Half”), the strange pride of self-loathing (“Pity Party”), deception and frustration (“In Your Dreams”), and the futile nature of trying to make something work when it just doesn’t (“Out of Mind”). In a world over-saturated with bands feeding into short-lived hype, SLAVVE is paving its own way, staying true to the music they loved growing up while looking ahead to carve their own landscape.