Cende – “Don’t Want To”

(Photo by Courtesy of the Artist)

After two terrific singles (one of which featured Frankie Cosmos‘ Greta Kline), Cende have released new song “Don’t Want To.” With all the scrappy, fast-paced thunder of their EP, the band bolt through a minute and a half of bellowing guitar rock that finally calls to mind the high-energy bliss of Marked Men’s Fix My Brain. Lyrically, the track searches for optimism in the darkest moments, struggling after being let down one too many times. “All I want is in my head / Laid it down with all the rest / On and on as if,” sings Wisch, closing with a sardonic “as if” that masks a deeper uncertainty.

Their debut album #1 Hit Single is out May 26 via Double Double Whammy. Check out the single below and catch them on tour with (Sandy) Alex G and Japanese Breakfast later next month.


5/26: Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right *
6/2: Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
6/3: Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
6/4: Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle (Back Room)
6/6: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory)
6/7: Orlando, FL @ The Social
6/9: Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
6/10: Austin, TX @ The Parish
6/11: Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
6/13: Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
6/15: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex
6/16: San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
6/17: Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
6/18: San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
6/20: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
6/21: Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
6/22: Portland, OR @ Holocene
6/24: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
6/25: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
6/27: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
6/28: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
6/29: Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
6/30: Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s
7/1: Detroit, MI @ El Club
7/2: Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
7/4: Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
7/5: Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
7/6: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
7/7: New York,NY @ Bowery Ballroom
7/8: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

* Free Record Release Show w/ Peaer and Fits


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