Speedy Ortiz co-produced Scabs with engineer and mixer Sarah Tudzin (of Illuminati Hotties). They recorded the song at Joshua Trees Rancho de La Luna and El Pasos Sonic Ranch.
Scabs follows Speedy Ortizs 2018 album, Twerp Verse. Dupuis more recently released Haunted Painting as Sad13.
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