SERVICE is an urgent, howling, earnest rock and roll band, steadily cementing their reputation as a great live act. They are releasing their debut album Drag Me on Let's Pretend Records and celebrating with a record release show Saturday, May 7 at Square Cat Vinyl
The band sums up their sound with the quip, “post-punk then punk again,” which reflects their smart, self-deprecating lyrics as much as the music.
Jilly is an iconic front person with the boastful confidence of Nick Cave or Mark E. Smith (the Fall), combined with the sort of confessional sincerity of PJ Harvey. Mitch’s wild guitar manipulations recount the Birthday Party and Butthole Surfers with an array of effects the Liars would admire. At the helm from behind the kit is Russell Simins, best known best for his tenure in NYC staple rock outfit, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. Simins’s uniquely hard-driving, powerful beats give SERVICE a huge sound.
Drag Me is very much a guitar record, a two-guitar assault really, but the hard-grooving beats keep it almost danceably post-punk. It is certainly unorthodox, but has choruses that will have you yelling along. Magnet Magazine called “Hey,” the first single," a caterwauling assault of a post-punk song that will help you end your bummer summer on a high note." Drag Me is an audacious, swaggering rock and roll record that is about to put SERVICE on the map.
Square Cat Vinyl
1054 Virginia Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46203
COVID Attendance Policy
** All attendees must have proof of a COVID 19 vaccination or a negative COVID 19 test through a testing site. At home test results are not accepted. The proof of vaccination can be through a vaccination card, a photo of a vaccination card, or the Bindle app. Masks are required to be worn at all times during the show except when actively eating or drinking.**