Boston art-rock band Guerilla Toss are set to release their new album ‘Gay Disco’ on December 10 via experimental cassette/record label NNA Tapes (Oneohtrix Point Never, Ahnnu, Blanche Blanche Blanche, Co La, etc.)
Next week the band kicks off a two-week long East Coast tour with labelmates Blanche Blanche Blanche. Dates listed below.
Birthed from the depths of hippy-noise-punk-dungeon-slum-
Their newest record ‘Gay Disco’ is a concept album based around new wave and no wave dance music, extreme dementia, drug problems, and absurdist humor. However, in the midst of the chaos, it is clear that the compositions are well crafted and spout from the minds of educated individuals while avoiding the common esoteric pitfalls that could be associated with their sound. Kassie Carlson shrieks, rants, and raves like a cat in heat; guitarist Arian Shaifee shreds like Albert Ayler shooting his first speedball after rising out of the east river as a zombie, Simon Hanes plays bass like Bill Laswell if people still cared; Ian Kovac‘s synth lines are primitive, perfect, and wise; and Peter Negroponte‘s mutant drum set grooves like James Brown being rushed to the hospital on an ayahuasca overdose.
Although young, sexy, sassy, and naive, Guerilla Toss have had the pleasure of opening for legendary underground acts such as Fat Worm of Error, Hair Police, Merzbow, Sightings, Black Dice, and more.
12/03 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY @ Bard College *
12/04 Cambridge, MA @ Middlesex Lounge *
12/05 Buffalo, NY @ Gypsy Parlor *
12/06 Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s 20 Lanes *
12/07 Chicago, IL @ Club Rectum *
12/08 Louisville, KY @ The Oak Street Lounge *
12/09 Nashville, TN @ The Other Basement *
12/10 Atlanta, GA @ The Mammal Gallery *
12/11 Athens, GA @ The Secret Squirrel *
12/12 Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5 *
12/13 Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong *^
12/14 Baltimore, MD @ The Crown*
12/15 Brooklyn, NY @ 285 kent *#
* = w/ Blanche Blanche Blanche
^ = w/ Chain and the Gang
# = w/ PC worship + Buck Gooter
Guerilla TossGay Disco (NNA Tapes) Street Date: December 10, 2013
1. Trash Bed2. Pink Elephant3. Operate4. Sugar Better5. Club Kids6. Gay Disco