Speedy Ortiz, “Doomsday”

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 10.01.14 in Listen to This

The fourteenth entry in Famous Class’s LAMC series of benefit singles wallows in the mud with Speedy Ortiz on its A-side, providing a prickly counterpoint to the soft-focused Chris Weisman ballad that’s featured on the flip.

“Drowned in the lake,” sings frontwoman Sadie Dupuis, as riffs begin to rise like perilous floodwaters. “With every stroke you take, baby it’s doom.”

Fate rarely sounds this blissful.