Oklahoma City indie outfit Tallows is on the path to release its next studio album, following 2013’s Memory Marrow. As a little taste of what’s to come, you can stream the band’s latest tune “Sea Bitch” below. From its tenor vocals to its high-range guitar riff, the song is both emblematic of what indie rock is in 2014, as well as a song all Tallows’ own. (Plus, how could you refuse a song title like “Sea Bitch?”)
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