Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Listen :: PWR BTTM - Answer My Text
Words: Sam Geary
Their second album 'Pageant' is out on May 12 via Polyvinyl, but before that PWR BTTM share Mary Shyne's illustrated video for new track in the form of the record's second single, 'Answer My Text'.
Giving the lead to Liv Bruce, it is a excoriating putdown of a liaison - with a clear as day chorus line: “Answer my text, you dick!”
Liv posted the following on Facebook about the song.
"It’s 2017 and I can’t believe I still waste my time on boys who don’t text back! What am I doing? What are THEY doing? Is the phenomenon of ‘ghosting’ just the latest version of the same struggle for commitment that’s been raging for millennia, or do smartphones make it easier than ever to ignore someone you’re ‘seeing’ 95% of the time? The answer is probably yes to both. Fuck! I started writing this song over a year ago and it still makes me mad. I’m mad at the boy I wrote this about, who is actually a fictional composite of like 50 boys. I’m mad at myself for the times I’ve kept people I care about waiting for a response. Right now in my #personal #life I’m trying to work on my relationships with technology and people so I can better honor needs and boundaries moving forward, but before I could do that I had to exorcize my rage and despair by turning them into a song called Answer My Text. Here is that song."
PWR BTTM are in the UK next month.
10 Dublin, Workmans Club
11 Manchester, Deaf Institute
12 Sheffield, Harley
13 Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
15 Glasgow, CCA
16 Bristol, Exchange
17 Brighton, The Haunt
18 London, Garage