See You Next Tuesday release new album Distractions out now on Good Fight Music

See You Next Tuesday release new album Distractions out now on Good Fight Music

"See You Next Tuesday have returned not only with their best and bleakest work to date, but one that places them firmly in step with any of the finest bands to emerge in the worlds of mathcore, deathcore and grindcore in the years that they have been away." - Distorted Sound

"Distractions is the tightest, best-produced, and most intense album they've ever released, and it reminds you that this band always had an artful side" - BrooklynVegan

"The songs on Distractions, are more thoughtful and well-written, maintaining the band’s heavy intensity with fewer moments of wackiness for the sake of it." - Decibel

"See You Next Tuesday's second song since 2008, 'Why Can't You Behave,' is just as fresh and ferocious as anything in that form today, from its thrashing verses to the squirmy, alien-like guitar effect that cuts through in the middle section." - Revolver

February 17, 2023 - See You Next Tuesday have released Distractions on Good Fight Music, the experimental metal band’s first new album in 15 years. To celebrate, the band has shared a chaotic live video for the manic track “This Happy Madness.”

Formed in 2004, See You Next Tuesday made their mark in the world of extreme metal with the release of their albums Parasite (2007) and Intervals (2008), both on Ferret Music. Pushing forth on controlled chaos, the band has been able to evolve since their initial output and Distractions finds them delving into a new, modern grindcore sound. The thirteen songs on the record are full of fast and heavy guitars accompanied by an invigorating vocal performance from Chris Fox. The true standout is in the drum work, provided by multi-instrumentalist Drew Slavik, displaying a maniacally bold use of blast beats that perfectly intertwine with his home-made samples. Distractions was recorded at Slavik’s home studio where he also handled production and mixing, and was mastered by Josh Schroeder (Lorna Shore, In Hearts Wake).

Expanding on the writing and recording process, Slavik states:
“The writing process was amazing! I wrote in my home studio or in my head and recorded everything as it progressed. Being a mailman, I walk 8 miles a day, and I was able to listen and critique each song, every step of the way, pushing myself as a player, writer and producer even further than ever before. My main goal musically was to write something different. I never really shot for the 'best' because that is so arbitrary, however, I strived to be unfamiliar in a sense, not just with the music, but the overall sound as well.”

While the music came naturally, writing the lyrics ended up being a more difficult process. Eventually turning into a cathartic experience, the tracks became personal yet still up for interpretation in a broader sense. Much of the material on Distractions focuses on struggles with mental health, while a few songs explore more sensual themes. Leaning into the euphemism of the band name, the opening track “How Sensitive” reclaims what some might deem as offensive and makes it just a word. Lead single “Hey Look, No Crying” fixates on the feeling of slowly moving towards your death, encompassing the sonic energy of descending into the afterlife. Microsongs like “Glad To Be Unhappy” and “Call Me Irresponsible” use synthesizers for more frantic moments, while “Day In The Life Of A Fool” feeds into that more structured mayhem. Following suit of closing with a slower song on the band’s previous releases, the record ends with “Strange Music”, a nearly eight-minute long track fueled by doom.

Although Distractions started as a literal distraction for See You Next Tuesday, it quickly became what is only the beginning of the band’s next chapter. See You Next Tuesday will hit the road for a string of east coast dates with support from Bandit starting February 23rd and have more shows in the works, full dates below. Distractions is available on vinyl now through Good Fight Music.

See You Next Tuesday is Drew Slavik - Guitar, Chris Fox - Vocals, Rick Woods - Bass, James Watson - Drums

See You Next Tuesday Album Cover

Distractions Tracklist:
1. How Insensitive
2. What A Funny Girl You Used To Be
3. Hey Look, No Crying
4. Why Can't You Behave
5. Glad To Be Unhappy
6. I'll Never Be The Same
7. I'll Never Smile Again
8. Day In The Life Of A Fool
9. Call Me Irresponsible
10. This Happy Madness
11. I Had The Craziest Dream
12. That's What God Looks Like To Me
13. Strange Music