words: Kat Harding
Art School Jocks, made of Ali Bragg, Camille Lindsley, Deborah Hudson, and Dianna Settles, have a new track out called “Catdog.” Anyone who remembers peak Nickelodeon of the mid-2000s will instantly recall the TV show of the same name, but their track is much more serious than that. It deals with the unsettling realization that people are not always what they seem. The group’s upcoming album promises more of the low-key bedroom rock, with jangly guitars and rumbling bass lines, addressing serious topics through song. Their previous single “Just A Gwen” addressed harassment women face, and how they often protect themselves holding keys between their knuckles while walking at night. Their timely topics bring worries to the forefront of the mind, but coupled with wailing guitars and rolling drums, make for music that's more cathartic than troublesome.
The record is coming out on Father/Daughter Records, with an alternate cassette version and zine coming out through Ecology Records, available in the band’s homebase of Atlanta. Quote Unquote Records is also getting in on the action, offering the EP on their site, with $1 from each purchase going to Meals on Wheels and ARC Southeast. Preorder the album here.