Gustaf Share New Video “Cruel”

 

 

 

Gustaf release debut LP
Audio Drag For Ego Slobs

Out now on
Royal Mountain Records

US Tour w/ IDLES starts Oct 7th

UK touring with Pillow Queens in November

 

Today, Brooklyn art punks Gustaf have released their highly anticipated debut album, Audio Drag For Ego Slobs via Royal Mountain Records. Following singles “Best Behavior“, “Book” and “The Motions“, the band are sharing a final video for album standout “Cruel” ahead of their supporting run with IDLES throughout the US.

 

 

With further dates planned with new Royal Mountain label-mates Pillow Queens, as well as California legends OseesAudio Drag For Ego Slobs sees Gustaf staking their claim as New York’s “hardest working…and most reliably fun bands” (BrooklynVegan).

Vocalist Lydia Gammill expands on “Cruel”, “When I started working out the lyrics for cruel, I liked the idea of someone getting mad at the sunlight for shining through their window. I wanted to play with the idea of someone victimizing themselves over a blessing. Ultimately “Cruel” became a ‘love’ song — or as it goes with a lot of Gustaf songs, an anti-love song.

She continues, “The protagonist in “Cruel” is unfairly upset at someone who gave them a glimpse of a good thing and then took it away. Now they’re left obsessing over the thrill of what could have been. They were content with what they already had, but once they knew something more was possible they became indignant over losing it. Selfishly musing that if they knew it would be like this, they would’ve rather not had the thing at all.

 

 

In support of the album Gustaf have an extensive itinerary of touring in the US, UK and Europe that will see them playing with IDLES, Pillow Queens and Osees. Full details can be found below.

Tour Dates
10/1 – Charlotte, NC – Snug Harbor
10/2 – Knoxville, TN – Mill and Mine 
10/3 – Cincinatti, OH – MOTR Pub
10/4 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
10/6 – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
10/7 – Saint Paul, MN – Palace Theatre #
10/8 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre #
10/9 – Detroit, MI – Saint Andrew’s Hall #
10/10 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall #
10/12 – Boston, MA – House of Blues #
10/13 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore #
10/15 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 #
10/16 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 #
10/17 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club #
10/18 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club #
10/20 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel #
10/21 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom #
10/22 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – Heaven Stage #
10/25 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s #
10/26 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater #
10/27 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger #
11/2 – Birmingham, UK – The Sunflower Lounge $
11/3 – Bristol, UK – Rough Trade Bristol $
11/4 – London, UK – The Dome $
11/6 – Brighton, UK – Mutations Festival @ The Green Door Store
11/8 – Leeds, UK – Hyde Park Book Club $
11/9 – Manchester, UK – YES (Pink Room) $
11/10 – Liverpool, UK – Arts Club Loft $    
11/11 – London, UK – The Windmill, Brixton

11/13 – Utrecht, NL – Le Guess Who Festival    
11/14 – Kortrijk, BE – Sonic City Festival
11/14 – Brussels, BE – Witloof Bar
11/16 – Berlin, DE – Cassiopeia      
11/17 – Haldern, DE –  Haldern Pop Bar
11/18 – Paris, FR – Les Femmes S’en Melent @ Petit Bain
11/19 – Lille, FR – The Black Lab
11/20 – Luxembourg City, LU – Rotondes Klub
12/02 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar %
12/03 – Joshua Tree, CA – Pappy’s %
12/08 – Seattle, WA – Barboza (Headline)
12/09 – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar (Headline)
12/18 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour *
12/19 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour *

# – supporting IDLES
$ – supporting Pillow Queens
% – co-headline w/ Kills Birds
* – supporting Osees

 

 

Audio Drag for Ego Slobs tracklist

1. Mine
2. Book
3. Best Behavior
4. Dream
5. Liquid Frown
6. The Motions
7. Cruel
8. Dog
9. Package
10. Happy

 

 

 

 

 

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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i'm blessed and get to combine both. Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.

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