NYC trio Show Me The Body have come thundering back with “Loose Talk”, their first new music since last year’s Survive EP and a taster of more to come later this year.
“Loose Talk” begins with Julian Cashwan-Pratt drawling over his ragged banjo, which echoes out into space as he spits about violence and “the games they play that they say will make you a man”. It’s a primer for the slow explosion that occurs across the rest of the track, SMTB grinding and gnashing their way slowly to life, like a beast waking from a restless sleep. Cashwan-Pratt continues to spit about the “loose talking” he observes, stirring the cauldron of discontent that’s amplified by his bandmates’ measured but heavy playing. Caustic and magnetic, “Loose Talk” is a reminder that SMTB are one of the finest politically pointed bands we have in our current punk ecosystem.
The video for “Loose Talk” was directed by Julian Platt; watch it below or find the song on streaming services.