“White Knuckles” is a 70’s feel, up-tempo song with a dance beat that reminds us of a long drive along the shore. Get out your dancing shoes and move to the contagious rhythm of Slow Pass’ new song. Listen now to “White Knuckles“.
Right after reviewing Jem Doulton, I ran into this brand new single from American duo, Slow Pass. Get ready to feel the nostalgia, as “White Knuckles” perfectly embodies the atmosphere of great 70s films like Saturday Night Fever or Grease!
Created by Ben Sparaco and Adam Discipio, this is the first entirely self-produced and recorded Slow Pass song as they’ve been working to get to this point since the beginnings of the pandemic. Quickly the’ve become more and more aware of their sound, and their skills as music producers.
“Adam and I started Slow Pass to explore producing together. So after we released our first single “Parking Lots” in June (which was recorded in 2020), we decided we wanted to release something brand new without such a long wait between recording and releasing. So we recorded everything for White Knuckles except the drums at my (Ben) house and it really opened up the door to new production techniques.” – Slow Pass
Starting with a fresh guitar lick drenched in reverb, the song quickly snaps with up-beat drums and a funky bass, followed by dreamy vocals singing about the roads to take, foggy window nights and keeping hands on the wheel. With excellent production and songwriting, White Knuckles should be your new favorite dancing track.
“We’ve always wanted to capture that feeling of driving with the windows down on a beautiful day to clear your head and that’s what we tried to do with White Knuckles. By the time it gets to the vocoder outro it feels like it’s almost floating between some combination of happy 70s folk rock and modern psychedelia.” – Slow Pass
A duo born to produce, Slow Pass relishes with getting hands on the music and making it seem your listening to their songs in another place. And if their music wasn’t good enough, all of their songs are mixed by LAbased engineer Austin Asvanonda, whose credits include The War On Drugs and The Rolling Stones… It was also mastered by Adam Grover at Sterling Sound in Nashville.
“To coincide with the release of “White Knuckles,” the duo will mark their debut live performance with a full band at Nashville’s legendary rock club the Exit/In. Joined by co-headliner Down Boy with support from Evan Doan Jenkins, Slow Pass will be debuting a number of songs live from their forthcoming EP.“
We can’t wait, and, if you live in Nashville, you probably can’t too! So please don’t forget to support Slow Pass on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, YouTube, and Spotify. You can also check out their official website. If you enjoy their music and are able to provide monetary support, you might consider downloading it on Bandcamp; for virtual concerts you can go to songkick “Live from their sofa to yours”.
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