SLOUCHER started as a recording project for drummer/songwriter Jay Clancy (Makeup Monsters, Pale Noise, Hibou, Cayucas) and evolved to include drummer Jack Hamrick, guitarist Kyle Musselwhite (The Globes), and bassist Lance Umble (Bod, Telekinesis).
SLOUCHER released their debut 7 song EP "Certainty" 7/15/2016 on Swoon Records.
“Sloucher stand on their own without the crutches of being tethered to the luminary tags of old, however, and to put it simply—Certainty is one of the best albums the indie rock genre has had the honor of being applied to for some time.”
-Brian Leak, Substream Magazine
“Some records, you know within a minute or two of pressing play that you're in the presence of an extraordinary talent. I don't know how best to characterize the lineage that Sloucher's Certainty EP descends from, but if you're a devotee of NW (and NW-adjacent) indie pop of the past, oh, 25 years, I'd be willing to bet that it contains at least a few of your favorite bands… Dusky voiced songwriter Jay Clancy has my melodic number. The lyrics are smart and rhythmic, the playing is nimble and inventive, the scale is humble, even the distortion is pleasing.”
-Sean Nelson, The Stranger
“Each song feels as if it could soundtrack a poignant moment in a coming-of-age film…Bands of Seattle’s past may haunt this record, but the trio is casting that familiar sound in its own image. It won’t be long before new bands are looking back at Sloucher for inspiration.”
-Dusty Henry, Seattle Weekly
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