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announcing "Egg" new record from Gorgeous out 11/8 + first single "Shed Boys"

We could not be more excited to announce our next release Egg, the debut LP from Brooklyn NY's Gorgeous, due out November 8th.

Across their debut album Egg, Dana Lipperman's dynamic guitar is a destabilizing force, rarely settling into a comfortable groove, and often perilously pushing forward while being pulled back by Judd Anderman's grounding drumming. The first single "Shed Boys" enumerates this: Lipperman's guitar is a squall enveloping the relentless drumming, furiously articulating the pathos behind Lipperman's lyrics. The song burns brightly from the outset, bursting with the resolute confidence of a young band that knows exactly what they are trying to say. Drums and guitar churn emphatically, while Lipperman’s glowing vocals bounce in and out of the storm. Gorgeous’s music has a sort of urgent intensity to it, as if there is something that the band needs to share. If this righteous opener is any indication of what’s to come, we can’t wait to hear what it is. (-Ben Parra)

Listen to "Shed Boys" here:

Gorgeous, the duo of Dana Lipperman and Judd Anderman, began in 2017 but first met many years earlier, in 6th grade science class with Mr. Holland back in the pre-aughts. A shared love of weird, rippin' music brought them together and drove them apart many times before this current, particular alchemy was achieved.

You can pre-order Egg here:

Pre-order a digital copy of the record at their bandcamp:

"Shed Boys" is available to stream where ever streams are strum.

Posted on January 23rd, 2020
new split EP from Squitch & Wet Mut -- due out June 7th

we're very excited to announce our next release, a split EP between Boston's Squitch, and Brooklyn's Wet Mut, due out June 7th. These two bands are beyond excellent in their own right, and an unrivaled joy when paired together. The first two song's of the split "Chamomileon" and "The Swimmer" premiered last week via our favorite friends at Post-Trash. Nathan Keele Springer had to say about them:

"Squitch is a wonderfully herky-jerky power trio from Boston. You can hear the influence of the Boston/Providence house show circuit in their sound- the vocals are strained with emotion, and the arrangements are brash, abrasive, and catchy. “Chamomileon,” one of their offerings from the split, is beautiful and noisy, shifting between its riff-centric chorus and more loose-sounding verses. The half-subdued pace of the song swings into a punk coda before abruptly stopping and leaving you wondering what else they have up their sleeves.

Wet Mut has had a couple of consistent members, but has also included a rotating cast of players from Providence, RI bands such as Beverly Tender, Edgar Clinks, and Older Brother. The pop-experimentalism of these bands can be heard in Wet Mut, but they are entirely their own beast. “The Swimmer” is a beautiful slow jam with an incredibly memorable vocal delivery. Understated synths blend with pretty, sparse guitar before the drums come in and eventually everything culminates in a brief, ecstatic instrumental break before the songs melts into a kaleidoscopic outro."

You can read the rest of the piece here:

You can hear the two songs here:

You can pre-order the tape here:

Posted on January 23rd, 2020