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Cende – “Don’t Want To”

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