High Waisted Unveil New Hard-Hitting Singles 'Firebomb' & Free Throw': Premiere
New York rockers High Waisted have two new tracks that pack enough punch for a solo single release this Friday (Sept. 15) via Little Dickman Records.
“Firebomb” and “Free Throw” are part of a limited edition split 7” with Minnesota group The Coax that coincides with their shared North American tour that runs through early November.
The new offerings build on the group’s mix of lo-fi garage rock and vintage surf music that was established on their 2016 debut LP On Ludlow. The band has never sounded more confident on the new set, which makes lead vocalist and guitarist Jessica Dye’s inspiration of “Free Throw” that much more astonishing.
"I used to assume the older you get the less fearful of failure you would be, but if anything, that worry just intensifies,” Dye tells Billboard. “It's easy to feel hopeless even though you're working as hard as you can towards a goal and it still isn't enough. I think everyone can relate to this dark thought.”
Meanwhile, “Firebomb” is a self-described “feminist rock and roll war cry” that Dye hopes will shed light on knowing one’s self-worth and encouraging “other women to do the same with confidence and fearlessness of rejection."
The limited edition 7” is available for pre-order here before its release on Friday (Sept. 15).
Listen to both tracks from the single below and check out the band’s tour dates after the jump.
High Waisted tour dates:
Sept. 14 -- New York, NY @ Berlin
Sept. 15 -- Port Chester, NY @ Garcia’s
Sept. 16 -- Washington, DC @ Brodown Festival
Sept. 17 -- Columbus, OH @ Woodland’s Tavern
Sept. 18 -- Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club
Sept. 19 -- Bloomington, IN @ Blockhouse Bar
Sept. 20 -- Nashville, TN @ The East Room
Sept. 21 -- Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
Sept. 22 -- Fayetteville, LA @ Smoke and Barrel
Sept. 23 -- Gore, OK @ Indigo Fest
Sept. 24 -- Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
Sept. 25 -- St. Louis, MO @ Sinkhole
Sept. 26 -- Kansas City, MO @ Minibar
Sept. 27 -- Oklahoma City, OK @ Sunset Market
Sept. 28 -- Denton, TX @ Andy’s
Sept. 29 -- Dallas, TX @ Armoury D.E.
Sept. 30 -- Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Oct. 1 -- San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
Oct. 4 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Lunchbox
Oct. 5 -- San Diego, CA @ The Merrow
Oct. 6 -- Costa Mesa, CA @ The Wayfarer
Oct. 7 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Resident
Oct. 9 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Harvard & Stone
Oct. 10 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Hi-Hat
Oct. 12 -- Yucca Valley, CA @ Sweet Spot
Oct. 13 -- Las Vegas, NV @ Velveteen Rabbit
Oct. 14 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records
Oct. 16 -- Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Oct. 17 -- Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
Oct. 18 -- Sioux Falls, SD @ Total Drag
Oct. 19 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Icehouse
Oct. 20 -- Duluth, MN @ Red Herring Lounge
Oct. 21 -- Winona, MN @ Ed’s No Name Bar
Oct. 23 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Boone and Crockett
Oct. 24 -- Chicago, IL @ Shuba’s Tavern
Oct. 25 -- Detroit, MI @ PJ's Lager House
Oct. 26 -- Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog
Oct. 27 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ The Bushnel
Oct. 28 -- Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
Nov. 2 -- Syracuse, NY @ Space Camp
Nov. 3 -- Saratoga Springs, NY @ One Caroline
Nov. 4 -- New York, NY @ Rough Trade