Get Caught Up on Low Dose’s High Dose of Noise and Grunge (ex-Fight Amp)
While we were quite sad to see the demise of noise rock stalwarts Fight Amp in 2016, we were thrilled to learn last year that all three members of the band’s final lineup had formed a new outfit called Low Dose with frontwoman Itarya Rosenberg (no relation), formerly of Legendary Divorce.
Low Dose are gearing up to release their debut album and they’ve put out three tracks from the affair so far, all very different from one another but stellar in their own right. “Right On,” the album’s first single, hues closely to the band’s legacy; noisy, angular, buzz-saw riffs lock up with a mid-paced groove that channels Unsane, Helmet and, duh, Fight Amp, combined with Rosenberg’s fierce, strained delivery for an absolute gut-puncher of a tune. “For Sure” is an upbeat banger that leans heavily on the band’s grunge influences, akin to Pearl Jam or Foo Fighters at their absolute most unhinged. The latest, “Low” [via Brooklyn Vegan], showcases a different side of the new band’s sound. It’s a slow, melancholy number that doesn’t sacrifice any of the band’s heaviness or jarring guitar melodies but delivers them at a much slower pace with more dynamic variation than we’re used to; the result is undeniably powerful and devastatingly gorgeous.
Stream all three of the album’s single below. Low Dose’s self-titled debut LP comes out March 29 via Brutal Panda/Knife Hits Records; pre-order here.