Gauche – Running (Merge Records) 
Gauche - Running

Release Date: Out Now

DC collective Gauche describe themselves as an ‘anti-capitalist, anti-racist, feminist jam band’ and if you can’t get on board with that then you’re probably on the wrong blog. The band’s new single, ‘Running’, is not an ode to jogging but is, in reality, an abrasive and melodic slice of angular art-punk-pop. I’m reminded of early B52s material and very early Long Blondes material as the guitar notes are picked out in raw form, the drums stab and thrust and the vocals sound like a group of people at the end of their tether at the end of the night at the end of the world. “What is the point of my life now I’m here in this world?” they ask and I think we can all identify with that thought at least once….a week.

Live Dates:

26th July – Gallery 5, Richmond
27th July – Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro
28th July – The World Famous, Athens
29th July – The Firehouse, Birmingham
30th July – Gasa Gasa, New Orleans
1st August – Brownsville, TX
2nd August – Hotel Vegas, Austin
6th August – Valley Bar, Phoenix
7th August – Club Congress, Tucson
9th August – Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles
10th August – Oakland Metro Operahouse, Oakland
11th August – Mississippi Studios, Portland
13th August – The Baltimore Cabaret, Vancouver
17th August – Cactus Club, Milwaukee
18th August – Subterranean, Chicago
19th August – Deluxx Fluxx, Detroit
20th August – The Baby G, Toronto
22nd August – Casa del Popolo, Montreal
23rd August – AS220, Providence
24th August – Alphaville, New York
25th August – PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia
26th August – Metro Gallery, Baltimore

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