The track showcases their shift towards the modern emo sound, which is not necessarily a negative development. This release has sparked anticipation for the remaining songs on the album. Check it out below and go here to see their live dates in March.
When HOT MULLIGAN took to social media to declare themselves #1 Hot New Band, it would have been easy to write off the terminally online emo quartet’s proclamation as yet another irreverent entry into their bag of tricks.
But it turns out Hot Mulligan have a way of manifesting things into existence, whether it’s name-dropping Michelle Branch and Mark Hoppus in song titles and netting responses from both (only one got the joke) or, true to their word, becoming synonymous with the newest waves of pop-punk and emo – err, post-emo, the genre Hot Mully have claimed responsibility for inventing. (Go ahead and fact-check it; they’ll wait.)
Since forming in Lansing, Michigan, in 2014, the college friends – vocalist Tades Sanville, guitarists Chris Freeman and Ryan Malicsi and drummer Brandon Blakeley – have ascended from basements to buzz band on the back of two beloved albums, 2018’s Pilot and 2020’s you’ll be fine. Now, bolstered by 140 million Spotify streams, the band’s third LP, Why Would I Watch, cements their evolution as one the most versatile and profoundly moving bands in the underground.
The album comes out on May 12th on Wax Bodega with vinyl pre-orders shipping ahead of the release date.
Hot Mulligan first gained attention in 2015 when they released two EPs titled Fenton and Honest & Cunning under Michigan based label Save Your Generation Records. In 2017, they signed with No Sleep Records and re-released an EP called Opportunities (originally released on Save Your Generation).
The following year, they dropped their debut full-length album, Pilot, also under No Sleep Records. Their second album, You’ll Be Fine, was released in 2020 on the same label.