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Ugly, ugly words / Press

“Ugly, Ugly Words is a bicoastal trio based out of LA and New York City. They released a new EP that I can't share the name of properly due to the characters in the Russian alphabet, but it's known in English as Tovarisch. The lead track is called "Groundhog." It mutates quite a bit over its three minute run time, starting almost like an acoustic folk ballad and feeling more like a technicolor, tribal dance party by its conclusion. The rest of the EP is a similarly varied and enjoyable listen.”

“Ugly, Ugly Words has a really interesting thing going on. Their song, Groundhog, is pop-infused and sweet. It sounds celebratory up until the point you hit the chorus and they put more oomph into their message, making it clear that whoever they’re singing this song to, they just cannot seem to understand. ‘Guide me through, I just don’t get you.’ Without much explanation, the song carries on into a singable refrain: ‘Voices screaming Hallelujah, voices screaming Hallelujah…‘ and I’m sure as hell singing along with them. ”

“Ugly, Ugly Words is a three piece of East coast musicians centralized in New York interested in stretching the imaginations of the average pop music listener, pushing the artistic boundaries with their new album River Crab.”