FAT TROUT TRAILER PARK EP
BACKSEAT: FOCUS SINGLE
Viscerally channeling the chaos and catastrophe of a hedonistic, manic episodes that occur as depression subsides, "Backseat" is an unforgiving post-punk anthem, with the touch of a sledgehammer and finesse of a freight train. A potent, concentrated introduction to the FAT TROUT TRAILER PARK sound, the riffs pull no punches and the lyrics deafen the listener with the trials of 21st Century existence.
MAKE AMERICA SKATE AGAIN
THE OFFICIAL FAT TROUT TRAILER PARK VIDEO GAME
Help Fat Trout navigate from late-night New York to a Florida golf course, firing flaming picks from his Stratocaster as he seeks to cut through the Fatbergs and dispense with some Wall Street bros. Ride the subway, dodge the cigar toting bankers and buy urself a new amp, then confront Donald Trump himself on the 18th green...
FAT TROUT TRAILER PARK
FAT TROUT TRAILER PARK (Sean Raab) is a post-punk interpretation of how people in the future would think the past sounds like.
That's what you get when you combine the bare-boned, riff-heavy structure of early-2000s rock and roll and filter it through the kaleidoscopic lens of the 2010s psych revival, and the cut-and-paste approach and visceral impact of experimental electronica and hip-hop.
The forthcoming FAT TROUT TRAILER PARK EP takes influences as diverse as Tame Impala and Death Grips and twists them into an anarchic brawl, sparing few establishment institutions in its incisive critique of modern society.
Economic and environmental violence are both a looming presence on debut single "Fatberg", the initially restrained, then untamed "Gold" and the Television-indebted "Dirty Hands". "Backseat" spirals into the hedonism that follows a episode of depression, a phenomenon recalled on the EP's final track "Wendigo", which swerves through a Jekyll & Hyde narrative that explores bipolarity and the cocktail of disbelief, guilt, regret and relief that follows a bout of mania.
"Salt", the record's sonic outlier, dives even deeper into personal history before resolving to address the FAT TROUT TRAILER PARK EP's overarching theme: 21st century disillusionment.
Reflecting on his conservative religious upbringing in Belgium, Raab cuts a figure wracked with insecurity and fear, as an ASMR-esque vocal pits viciously competing internal voices against one another.
As a collection, these six tracks introduce a self-produced musical polymath and his contribution to the resurgence and re-politicization of guitar-driven music.