Scrunchies Hit “Absolute Maximum” On New Single

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Dirtnap Records recently announced the addition of Scrunchies to their roster, and now the band is back with a new single and lyric video, Absolute Maximum. Scrunchies are a Minneapolis based band formed by Laura Larson (guitar, vocals) and Danielle Cusack (drums, vocals). Larson earned notoriety early on, leading brash punk band Baby Guts. She is also currently a member of seminal dance-punk drums and bass trio, Kitten Forever. Cusack, raised by veterans of the 70s NYC art and music scene, also came to prominence in the Twin Cities music scene as a teenager with her indie grunge rock band, Bruise Violet.

Larson and Cusack began Scrunchies after mutual admiration of each others’ bands as well as a short stint together in a Buzzcocks cover band called Buzzcunts with Clara Sayler of Babes in Toyland. Both are passionate about encouraging young women and queers to find empowerment in playing music and embracing a DIY ethos. Scrunchies line up is completed by joined by bassist Matt Castore of legendary hardcore punk band Condominium. Castore is also a renowned music engineer and is currently developing Soft Cult Studios, a collective recording studio in the Twin Cities.

Scrunchies brings an energetic live set, recalling the messy and cathartic energy of late 80s grunge, punk, and post-punk bands. Their forthcoming sophomore album, Feral Coast, continues their consciousness of the intersection of personal and political, pushing the edges of the soft and the heavy, with intimate yet surrealistic lyrics and melodic hooks. It is due out on April 1st through Dirtnap Records on vinyl and on cassette via State Champion Records.

Feral Coast can be pre-ordered here