The Bobby Lees’ Drive,” a title track from their latest album, Skin Suit, out July 17 via Naturalsound, is about good mental health, something that’s so important right now.
“A couple of months ago, we were heading down to Austin, TX for SXSW and playing shows along the way,” the band says. “By the time we got to Tulsa, Oklahoma, our nine SXSW shows had been cancelled because of the virus. So, we made the best of our time in Tulsa and shot a video with our friends, while keeping a safe distance.”
“This song is about needing to connect to other people in order to stay alive/feel alright,” says Sam. “Last winter. for a few months, I was pretty isolated and developed an obsession with wanting to smash my car into a telephone pole or put my head through a glass window. Basically wanting some kind of intense impact to turn my brain off.
“The song’s about that, and the idea of sharing/being open about where you’re at. I didn’t keep it to myself; I told a few people and talked about it instead of doing it, and the obsession thankfully went away. Now I can laugh about it.”
Their new record, SKIN SUIT, was produced by underground punk legend Jon Spencer of the Blues Explosion and will be released on Alive Naturalsound Records on July 17, 2020. Skin Suit mixes classic, garage-punk hits with raw and emotive storytelling. In the past year, they’ve played with The Chats, Future Islands, Boss Hog, Daddy Long Legs, Shannon & The Clams, and Murphy’s Law.