Last week Boston art-rock band Guerilla Toss released their new album ‘Gay Disco’ digitally via experimental cassette/record label NNA Tapes (Oneohtrix Point Never, Ahnnu, Blanche Blanche Blanche, Co La, etc.) The vinyl drops December 17th, preorder it here.
“…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-
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.
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