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Exclusive: The So So Glos go for broke on its fifth album, Kamikaze

The So So Glos (Photo: Matthew Greeley)

The So So Glos are a Brooklyn band that, now five records in, hasn’t shown the slightest signs of wear. Having sprung to life in 2007, the band’s bratty amalgam of garage-rock and overt pop hooks has built it a dedicated following based on the strength of its pitch perfect melodies and unending energy. Today, The A.V. Club is streaming all of the band’s latest record, Kamikaze, which is its most dynamic batch of songs yet. Of the album Levi Zaru, a.k.a. Aleksander So So Glo, says:

“We’ve turned up the contrast making the darks darker, the lights lighter, the loud louder and the quiet quieter. Extreme times call for extreme measures. Lyrically it’s very wordy and almost hip hop in delivery. It uses spirituality, sarcasm & metaphoric ‘verbal shotgun shells’ as ammunition. It’s also a party drink, so drink up & enjoy.”


Kamikaze is out this Friday, May 20, and pre-orders are available now.

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