Having remained largely silent since their latest studio album 'Twerp Verse' and follow-up single 'Bloodsucker' back in 2018, Speedy Ortiz have now returned to share a brand new single.
The new track 'Scabs' marks their first piece of new material in five years, and is their first outing to feature longtime touring members Audrey Zee Whitesides (bass) and Joey Doubek (drums).
Speaking about the new offering, the band's Sadie Dupuis said, “Living in progressive cities and working in the arts, you meet peers doing tremendous organizing work. And then there are neighbors who signal their ‘good’ politics through yard signs alone. I wrote ‘Scabs’ standing in line at the post office, overhearing customers berate a USPS employee. This was during a time of postal unions-opposed budget cuts and other major issues for mail handlers, which were widely reported on. People advertising their support for essential workers acted conversely when faced with personal inconvenience. The song became more widely about self-designated ethicists who don’t quibble about crossing a picket line for individual benefit.”
Have a listen to 'Scabs' in the player below.