Sad13 "Slugger" 12" Vinyl


Slugger, the debut LP from Sad13 a.k.a. Sadie Dupuis, prioritizes self-possession in every sense. Sadie, who fronts the dynamite grunge-pop band Speedy Ortiz, forewent her usual modes of collaboration, writing and producing the record herself--"to exorcise my control-freaky demons," she says. Fittingly, directness, self-determinism, and intimacy are the bedrocks of Slugger's overall tone. Imitating the reflexive wordplay of Slugger's lyrics, Sad13's bedroom recordings are largely about bedroom-based themes. She chews on what it means to give and receive consent, sexual and romantic autonomy, finding new modes of enjoying love and boning after destructive partnerships, shredding joyously past misogyny and other exclusionary gender politics, and so many more exploratory, non-exploitative areas of love. Slugger identifies an artist and person who, throughout this record, is her own best company. Vinyl comes with a download card housed in a single sleeve.


  1. <2
  2. The Sting
  3. Fixina
  4. Get A Yes
  5. Devil In U
  6. Line Up
  7. Just A Friend
  8. Tell U What
  9. Krampus (In Love)
  10. Hype
  11. Coming Into Powers