Scowl announce new EP, share first single “Opening Night”

by | Feb 8, 2023 | Features

Scowl (photo by Alice Baxley)


Santa Cruz hardcore greats Scowl have been very busy the last few years. They released their awesome debut album, How Flowers Grow, in 2021 and have toured consistently behind it. They have a heavy touring schedule for 2023 too, including appearances at festivals like Coachella, Outbreak and Furnace Fest as well as a lengthy tour with Show Me The Body, Zulu and more that kicks off on 2/9 and which will hit Brooklyn Steel on 3/24.


As if they weren’t busy enough, they have now announced a brand new EP, Psychic Dance Routine, which is certainly exciting news! It will release in full on 4/7 via Flatspot Records and they have shared the first single, “Opening Night.” This one sees the band less in hardcore territory and veering more towards a cool alt-rock indie vibe.


Vocalist Kat Moss shares via press release: “‘Opening Night’ is a song I’m particularly excited about because I really worked on this song’s structure with the boys in the band,” continuing “I felt inspired by early 2000’s indie rock songs written by bands like The Strokes and Vampire Weekend. Lyrically this song takes a pretty literal stab at my experience of feeling jolted from stage to van, and back again, every single night. I also had experiences on tour where I was seeing faces in the crowd that belonged to people from my past, and it was pretty shocking.”


Scowl performing

Scowl performing

Scowl at Brooklyn Steel, 2022 (photo by Kate Hoos)


The song comes paired with a video that was directed by guitarist Malachi Greene. Lauded producer/musician Will Yip produced the new EP.


Listen to the song below and check out the album art and tracklist. Pre-orders are available now via Flatspot.



Scowl Psychic Dance Routine art

Scowl Psychic Dance Routine

Shot Down
Psychic Dance Routine
Opening Night
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