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STREAM: “Pink Elephant”

Kick off East Coast tour with Blanche Blanche Blanche next week

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.) Two weeks ago the band shared the first taste of their upcoming album with the frenetic “Trash Bed.” Now the band returns with the abrasive dance track “Pink Elephant.” Hear it over at SPIN.
Next week the band kicks off a two-week long East Coast tour with labelmates Blanche Blanche Blanche. Dates listed below.


“…reckless-abandon-lineage art punk… one of Boston’s best currently active bands” – Keith Fullerton Whitman

“live, Guerilla Toss create an amazing and beautiful disruption of all known truth-fields. They function at a level of pure discordian creation so pure it is guaranteed to melt all but the stoniest witnesses to its blazing infirmity.” – Byron Coley

“The compositions are brilliant – episodic and really go somewhere, telling a story…” – John Zorn


Birthed from the depths of hippy-noise-punk-dungeon-slum-basements, Boston based rock outfit Guerilla Toss are a self proclaimed “blah wave” band that are serious like cocaine and silly like Ringo Starr. Considered to be a New England underground staple by the freaks and weirdos that inhabit the region, the band has released numerous recordings in the past two years on vinyl, cassette, and CD, on labels such as Feeding Tube Records, John Zorn’s Tzadik, Sophomore Lounge, and Digitalis ltd. amongst others. By touring relentlessly and providing their audience with an unforgettable live show (sometimes including full nudity, self mutilation, and acid test dance parties like none other), ‘Gtoss’ has garnered a cult following of fans. 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.

Tour Dates:

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 Toss
Gay Disco
(NNA Tapes)
Street Date: December 10, 2013
1. Trash Bed
2. Pink Elephant
3. Operate
4. Sugar Better
5. Club Kids
6. Gay Disco