For D.C. punk band, Flasher, the human experience is just a well of inspiration. Following their debut release last year, Taylor Mulitz, Daniel Saperstein and Emma Baker have returned with “Winnie,” a gutting post-punk anthem that dives deep into the realms of politics and emotion. Part Richard Hell, part Dinosaur Jr., the band fuses slicing guitars with a no wave spirit, crafting a sarcastic, yet socially-conscious single, as complicated as it is catchy.
“‘Winnie’ is a bricolage tribute to the paranoia-fueled auto-erotic American psyche,” says the band. “We wrote it in a motel room in Winnie, TX, hours after Egypt Air Flight 804 crashed into the Mediterranean Sea. […] Almost every word was taken from the pontificating pundits on CNN or the ecstatic sales pitches of pharmaceutical advertisements.”
A cutting social satire with riffs à la J Mascis, “Winnie” is equal parts intellectual and endearing. With mismatched harmonies and an unapologetic hook, the track combines its magnetic energy with the kind of apathy punk exudes, only at its best. On “Winnie,” Flasher explores the depths of emotion, but doesn’t care what anyone thinks.
Listen to the BULLETT premiere of “Winnie,” below, and pre-order the single, here.