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Angel Du$t Drops “Love Slam” & “Very Aggressive” ft. Mat Kerekes

Angel Dust Spring 2023 by Elyza Reinhart
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Angel Du$t have returned with their first releases of 2023—the double-singles “Very Aggressive” featuring Citizen’s Mat Kerekes and “Love Slam.” 

“Very Aggressive” is a high-energy, true-to-form punk rock track reminiscent of classic 70s-style punk. The single starts with a chaotic, driving drum beat and catchy guitar riff all anchored by frontman Justice Tripp’s dynamic vocal delivery. Mat Kerekes’ guest vocals throughout the infectious chorus offer a unique dimension to the song, allowing the track to stand out amongst Angel Du$t’s extensive discography. Check out the accompanying music video for “Very Aggressive” below.

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“This was the first time I’ve ever produced our music myself,” Justice Tripp shares. “I think what’s important about that is the freedom to try anything you have in mind. Rock ’n’ roll is such a broad spectrum of music but I think sometimes people will focus in on just one thing. I wanted to try and represent a lot of different angles—all of the things Angel Du$t has been so far. It feels like we’re just totally off the leash.”

On the other hand, “Love Slam” is a more experimental composition propelled by punchy guitars, pulsating percussion, and a captivating chorus fueled by Tripp’s spirited and dynamic delivery, with harmonies interwoven to lend a gentle, nuanced quality to the track. Listen to both “Very Aggressive” and “Love Slam” below.

Angel Du$t will also be heading out on a 20-show tour across the US with support from Life’s Question, Jivebomb, End It, Narrow Head, Lil Aaron, and Dead Heat. The tour kicks off on May 17 in Charlotte, NC, and will wrap up in Los Angeles on June 17. Check out their full touring schedule below and grab tickets here.

Tour Dates:

  • May 17—Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor *
  • May 18—Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5 *
  • May 20—Miami, FL @ Gramps *
  • May 21—Daytona, FL @ Welcome To Rockville Fest
  • May 22—Columbia, SC @ The New Brookland Tavern *
  • May 23—Asheville, NC @ Different World *
  • May 24—Louisville, KY @ Mag Bar *
  • May 25—Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple Fest
  • May 26—New Kensington, PA @ Preserving Underground *
  • May 27—Richmond, VA @ Cobra Cabana *
  • June 7—San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick ^+
  • June 8—Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium ^+
  • June 9—San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall ^+
  • June 10—Sacramento, CA @ Harlows ^
  • June 12—Las Vega, NV @ Eagle Aerie Hall ^
  • June 13—Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress ^+
  • June 14—Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge ^
  • June 15—Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s ^
  • June 16—Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room ^
  • June 17—Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room ^~

* With Life’s Question & Jivebomb.
^ With End It.
+ With Narrow Head & Lil Aaron.
~ With Dead Heat.