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Ten Years

Flasher: Skim Milk

It’s likely impossible to be artists hailing from Washington DC and be devoid of political commentary, and DC’s melodic punk outfit Flasher are certainly no exception to the rule. Part of the new wave of disaffected youth, Flasher are two years removed from their critically acclaimed EP, S/T, and set to release a swath of new material. Their latest single “Skim Milk” brims with confidence, a frantic anthem to resistance, and a taste of what the band has in store. In their own words:

“The themes in ‘Skim Milk’ and its video might be described as being haunted by your own desire for belonging. We’re not bemoaning “no future, no fate”, we’re advocating for it. From getting a mortgage, to going to college, to crafting public policy, folks are always telling you to think of your future, to make choices in the name of some future. But most folks don’t have the privilege to live outside the present. This kind of future tense, aspirational bullshit means being held hostage by a future that’s already abandoned you. We’d rather escape to something new and unknown than hold out for a good life that hates us and expects us to make lemonade out of miserableness. Instead of holding out and hanging on, we’re here to tell you (and ourselves) – “go.””

We managed to catch them for a set on their current tour and they blew us away. Check out the dates below!

Mar 29 – Good Will Social Club – Winnipeg, MB
Mar 30 – First Avenue and 7th St Entry – Minneapolis, MN
Mar 31 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
Apr 02 – Ace of Cups – Columbus, OH
Apr 03 – The Funhouse at Mr. Small’s – Millvale, PA
Apr 09 – Happy Dog – Cleveland, OH
Apr 10 – The Iron Post – Urbana, IL
Apr 15 – Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
Apr 16 – The Grand @ the Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 18 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
Apr 19 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
Apr 25 – Iron City – Birmingham, AL
Apr 30 – Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY
Jul 20 – Capitol Hill Block Party – Seattle, WA