Florida's POHGOH shares new single 'Hammer'
Florida's POHGOH shares new single 'Hammer'
Monday, October 3, 2022 - 15:31
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On November 4 Tampa, FL’s beloved, emo veterans POHGOH will release their anticipated, third album titled du und ich - German for "you and I" via Spartan Records. The band is pleased to share "Hammer" the latest single to be lifted from the upcoming release.

On the single the band's Susie Ulrey says: I’ve dealt with depression in varying degrees since my diagnosis (of MS) in 2001 and hit a new low during the beginning of COVID, especially after losing my job. The rug was pulled out from under us, along with everyone else. The stress and anxiety of life in general forced its hand and my disease progressed. It’s a loop: MS begets depression and anxiety which then causes progression. Wash, rinse and repeat.

"Hammer" follows the album’s first single, "Weeds," which debuted Brooklyn Vegan and elaborates on POHGOH'S Susie Ulrey’s daily fears of living with Multiple Sclerosis, love and loss, and learning how to live through the uncertanity of a global pandemic.

du und ich is a collection of 11 earnest, energetic, hook-laden tracks that find the POHGOH at its most joyfully defiant. The album is an us-against-the-world sentiment those lucky enough to spend the last two-and-a-half years locked down with a loved one can easily take to heart.

With a rich history within the ‘90s DIY/indie/emo scene, POHGOH was in a small league of female-fronted bands of the era alongside peers such as Rainer Maria, Jejune and Dahlia Seed whose catalog includes several singles, a split 7" with Braid, the closing track on The Emo Diaries: Chapter One, and its 1997 LP, In Memory Of Bab.