North Carolina’s Spider Bags have never had a problem raising the garage-pop bar—but on the band’s new album, Frozen Letters, things have been upped into the stratosphere. ”Chem Trails” (whose video is being debuted here) is a energizing, echo-laden splat of rock ’n’ roll hooks and punk snarl. Not to mention some conspiracy-fueled paranoia. Watch the skies. Or just watch this.
Frozen Letter is available now via Merge Records.
Spider Bags tour 2014
August 8—The Pinhook—Durham, North Carolina
August 9—Krankies—Winston Salem, North Carolina
August 13—The Stone Fox—Nashville, Tennessee
August 14—The Hideout—Chicago, Illinois
August 15—Jumbo’s—Detroit, Michigan
August 16—Now That’s Class—Cleveland, Ohio
August 17—Smiling Moose—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
August 19—Union Pool—Brooklyn, New York
August 20—Boot & Saddle—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
August 21—DC9—Washington, D.C.
November 7—Fun Fun Fun Fest—Austin, Texas