Iska Dhaaf (taken from Somali, translated roughly to “let it go”) is the NYC-based, exciting project by Nathan Quiroga and Benjamin Verdoes. ‘Shut Up’ is the first track from their new full-length, which is due out next year.

‘Shut Up’ is a ferociously honest and urgent piece of punk-pop, tastefully described by Quiroga like this….”It would be ironic to speak too much on the subject of this song, so I’ll be brief. There is a constant clutter of noise, bombardment of thoughts, opinions, advertisements, and self-glorification all around us. Everybody is trying to sell you something, including myself. Power dynamics allow certain voices to be heard, and others to be stifled. So please, for myself and others, shut the fuck up!”iskadhaaf2