Thursday, August 6, 2015
Food Flavored Song: Cherry Picking by Potty Mouth
So why this 90's cherry picking nostalgia? Because I've just finished listening to "Cherry Picking" by Potty Mouth. The song, mainly the vocal harmonies present in the chorus, feels a lot like some of the finer moments of 90's alternative (think Veruca Salt, Nirvana). In cherry form, this is the pit. As far as the fruit that surrounds it, the intense, almost violent bass that reverberate throughout, the ear shattering drums and the sprinkling in of telephone style spoken words have pop-punk and feminist punk written all over it. Probably not surprising considering the EP that "Cherry Picking" comes from was produced by John Goodmanson who has worked with Sleater-Kinney and Bikini Kill amongst others. Why go to him unless he offered something they liked? The track, according to The Fader, actually was inspired by lead singer Abby Weems' viewing Chelsea Peretti's Netflix special over and over again. At the root of the track is the idea that people feel Potty Mouth should fit into a riot grrl revival box but it just doesn't work for them.
In support of the EP, which is self-titled, the band will hit the road for a small run of East Coast headline shows in September. You can see the full listing of dates at the bottom of this post.
If you get a chance to check out the EP, which comes out on August 21st via Potty Mouth's Planet Whatever Records, pay special attention to track number four, "Long Haul." It's also a pretty fun song (the verses and music remind me a lot of Weezer, the chorus....not so much).
POTTY MOUTH 2015 TOUR DATES:
9/21 Allston [Boston], MA @ Great Scott
9/22 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
9/23 New Haven, CT @ BAR
9/24 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium