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Speedy Ortiz: TAS In Session


The Northampton, Massachusetts band Speedy Ortiz has been impressing audiences with their vivacious live shows for a few years now. Their music has often been compared to the early grunge lo-fi scene of the '90s.

That musical aesthetic is also reflected in the group's DIY approach of self releasing music and playing shows that range from house concerts and coffee shops to major venues all around the country and internationally. Speedy Ortiz are currently touring throughout Europe, including a stop at Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain on May 30.

On a frigid day in late January, Speedy Ortiz bundled up and visited The Alternate Side's studios for a conversation and a session of songs taken from their most recent EP, Real Hair, and their 2013 debut album, Major Arcana, out now on Carpark Records.

Below, check out live performances of "American Horror" and "No Below" and hear the entire session with Speedy Ortiz on TAS on 91.5 WNYE today, May 23, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online and at any time in the FUV Vault.