NC’s Totally Slow Release New Single + Video “Crosshairs”

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NC’s Totally Slow Release New Single + Video “Crosshairs”

Track Will Appear on Band’s Upcoming LP ‘The Darkness Intercepts’ Out in Early 2024

For Fans Of: Unwound, Drive Like Jehu, Jawbox, Hot Snakes, Jawbreaker, Adolescents, Gray Matter, Good Riddance

“”Crosshairs” serves as the electrifying opening number for punk rockers Totally Slow’s 2024 full length. It is a rapid anti-fascist piece which ignites the album with a blazing punk rock spirit, brimming with radical energy. The track summarizes the band’s unabashed attitude, delivering a powerful statement which involves the essence of their fierce punk ethos.” – Destroy / Exist

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Photo: @reidhaithcock


Greensboro, NC’s Totally Slow are debuting the new single “Crosshairs” off the upcoming album ‘The Darkness Intercepts’ which will be released in early 2024 by Refresh Records.

A video for the track (directed and edited by Reid Haithcock) is now streaming.

Watch the “Crosshairs” video on New Noise Magazine.

Stream the single on DSPs:

The album was recorded at The Sandwich Shoppe with Scotty Sandwich. Features collaborations with Noelle from Shehehe and Sam from Man or Astroman. Mastered by Mike Westbrook.

In a statement, the band says, “The firehose of panic and fear being sprayed at us 24 hours a day is disintegrating our sense of purpose and priorities. Violence towards marginalized people is being packaged by right-wing media as patriotism, and that gun being aimed at anyone is actually that gun eventually being aimed at everyone.”

Upcoming Tour Dates:

Oct 25 Local 506 in Chapel Hill NC with Weakened Friends

Oct 26 Radio Room in Greenville SC with Weakened Friends

Oct 27 Vecinos in Gainesville FL for FEST

Nov 03 NYP in Greensboro NC with Small Doses, Orphan Riot

Nov 7 Neptunes in Raleigh, NC (w/ Daikaiju)

‘Crosshairs’ Lyrics:


run down


we’re in the crosshairs now

demonstrate intention

by killing in advance

verified veracity

raising every hand

you’re in the crosshairs now

with every army watching

a shot across the bow

a jail


for every


demonstrate intention

by killing in advance

dignified tenacity

raise your honest hand

you’re in the crosshairs now

with every army watching

a shot across the bow

a jail


for every


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After a series of livewire basement shows and sweaty van tours in several bands over the years, Scott Hicks and Andy Foster formed Totally Slow in 2013, releasing a self-titled LP of driving, catchy punk shortly after. Razorcake Magazine called the ten-song debut “well planned and masterful,” saying that the debut “…goes off without a hitch. It’s perfect.”

After 2016 LP Bleed Out’s “powerful, pedal-to-the-metal pop” (the kind folks at Razorcake again), Totally Slow went into flux, speeding up their songs for the Imperium EP and introducing guitarist Chuck Johnson (Torchrunner, Gut Feeling), then recalibrating their lineup. Now on Refresh Records, their third LP ‘Casual Drag’ featured a more collaborative approach to songwriting.

Totally Slow offers up razor sharp, no-frills melodic hardcore, with angry lyrics that show how the personal is inseparable from the political when the country is on the brink of chaos. The band has combined the melodic anthems of 1980s SoCal bands like The Adolescents, Agent Orange and The Faction, with the skewed rawk of ‘90s San Diego bands Drive Like Jehu and Truman’s Water, and the righteous conviction of classic DC hardcore like Dag Nasty, Gray Matter and Fugazi.

Totally Slow has shared stages with the likes of Man or Astro-man?Agent Orange and many others.




What others have written about Totally Slow:

“…indie punk rock with a great hook and a foot in the past it’s got a tonne of energy…a really good earworm that just gets better the more you hear it.”- RPM online

“Totally Slow is known for righteous hooks as well as killer riffs. On their new single “The Lost Art Of Shutting Up” they prove their strengths and then some…solid punk rock.”- Closed Captioned

“Is it a beast of an album? A complete rager? The answer to all of those questions is yes.”- Punk Rock Theory

“Formed in 2013, the quartet’s melodic and fast-tempoed jams bring to mind classic material from the likes of Agent Orange, Pennywise, and Adolescents, albeit with a dash of Drive Like Jehu-like noise-rock sprinkled on top.”- No Echo

“…melds the precision of D.C. post-punk, the muscular riffs of Chicago bands like Naked Raygun and the Effigies, and metal-tinged hardcore. If I were still young enough to mix it up in a mosh pit without breaking a hip, this is the band I’d want on stage – fast, angry, powerful, forceful, and inspiring.- Off Shelf

“Taking the volume and melody from Dinosaur Jr. and adding the fractured chaos of Sonic Youth, the band waivers on that blade between punk and alt-rock” – Punk News

“….finds the middle ground between Adolescents’ snotty SoCal punk and the harder sounds of DC post-hardcore, and it manages to induce nostalgia and feel fresh and urgent all at once.”- Brooklynvegan

Wild, Raucous, and Unabashedly Punk…a truly rambunctious ride.”- Play Too Much

“These ten songs are so well planned and masterful that you might miss their genius. This debut goes off without a hitch. It’s perfect. “- Razorcake

“The spectrums and voids may be too much for some folks. It takes a hell of an artist to get better as they burn, but Totally Slow show us it happens.”- Post Trash

“Totally Slow revel in a messy, over blown dynamic. Taking the volume and melody from Dinosaur Jr. and adding the fractured chaos of Sonic Youth, the band waivers on that blade between punk and alt-rock. If the later day SST stuff was actually good, it would probably sound like this.”- Punk News

“Ever wake up in the morning, check the news, then flip over and scream into your pillow? What if you screamed into a microphone instead? Try it and you might get Totally Slow’s new EP. “- Razorcake