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Frogs In Suits Jump In Waist Deep with “Choked Up”

The Launceston, Tasmania-based alternative rockers known as Frogs In Suits have released their latest single “Choked Up” to commemorate the simultaneous release of their latest EP, Waist Deep. As the opening track, it sets a driving psychedelic tone that gives us a taste of what’s to come from the remaining 4 tracks.

Channeling the driving, yet melancholy energy of The Strokes and Interpol, it opens with vocals, guitar, and bass that push and pull with a somewhat ambient flow. Once the first verse arrives, we find ourselves back in more familiar territory with rhythmic strumming and straight-ahead drumming which contrasts nicely against choruses with big cymbal crashes and echoing guitar that surges into a sparse oblivion.

About the song’s lyrical content, the band writes, “Choked Up is about social anxiety, fear of public spaces, going out with friends, being seen by people you know. The paranoia of what people are thinking, what their facial expressions mean and what their eyes are really looking at. Letting people down by staying in bed.”

The rest of the album follows suit nicely, often modulating between the more psychedelic (“Opiates Of Pain”) and straight-forward rock (“Drown You Out” and “Homesick”). It shows us a nice range of sonic flavors that bring a kind of paradoxical depressed electricity feels unique to Frogs In Suits’ musical blend.

“Choked Up” and Waist Deep are available now on major streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, and SoundCloud. Find this and more excellent music on the Alchemical Records Multigenere Mixture playlist on Spotify.

Charlie Maybee

Charlie Maybee is a dancer, musician, educator, and writer based in Charleston, South Carolina who currently teaches with the Dance Program at the College of Charleston. His primary work as an artist is with his performing collective, Polymath Performance Project, through which he makes interdisciplinary performance art that centers tap dance as the primary medium of expression and research. He also currently plays rhythm guitar for the Charleston-based punk band, Anergy, and releases music as a solo artist under the name Nox Eterna.

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