at long last! we are thrilled to announce Gorgeous' second full length record today, along with the first (bangin) single from the record. Sapsucker will be out June 2nd, and it is a marked step forward for the Brooklyn duo. we are (obviously) huge Gorgeous fans and I think they're making some of the most interesting, wild music in the city right now. Extremely dynamic and fun and engaging, and this record does a wonderful job of capturing what makes them so cool. we're so high on this one!
Stream "Raindrop" here: https://open.spotify.com/
Gorgeous writes fractured and fragmented - and here, on their second long-playing album ‘Sapsucker’, richly fermented - songs about technological dread, literal and figurative monsters, liars, dreamers, and true believers, and other things too. They make love songs for deep fakes in occasional odd time. They call themselves a pop band because rock is dead and experimental noise punk in half and waltz and quintuple shuffle time is a hard sell. Or at least it often felt that way when they started the band back in 2017, as a challenge to convention and conventional meter, and a dare to one another.
Made in virtual isolation with close collaborator, mixer-producer-sound whisperer Michael DiSanto for much of 2020 and 2021 - albeit with a number of breaks and near breakdowns, Sapsucker builds on the strengths of Gorgeous’ previous releases and frequently conjures the raw kinetic energy of the pair’s live show. Clearly emboldened by the flattering distortions and reverberations contrived by their engineer (enabler?) via his precise and exacting control of their hermetic yet cheerfully contaminated acoustical environment, the group have advanced in ambition and achievement on this recording.
Pre-order a tape or CD here: http://www.sadcact.us/
Pre-order digital here: https://thisbandisgorgeous.