Share New Video "Cruel"
US Tour w/ IDLES starts Oct 7th
UK touring with Pillow Queens in November
(Gustaf | Photo credit: CoryFraiman-Lott | Download image here)
Praise for Gustaf "One of the hardest working...and reliably fun bands in New York" BrooklynVegan "Full of angular jerks and pitchy one-liners... helmed by magnetic, bullish singer Lydia Gammill." - DIY “Heaps of attitude.” - Dork "The band you need to see live in 2021" - The Forty-Five "New York's favourite art punk band" - i-D "Impossible-to-resist grooves...If super serious scene bands send your eyes rolling to the back of your head, Gustaf will win you back around." - NME "An art punk band from Brooklyn with rave reviews. They've opened for many high-profile acts, including Beck, even though their debut single, "Mine," is less than four months old. Fans of Talking Heads and Television will want to keep an eye on this band." - NPR "Drawing on old school NYC art-punk, “Mine” is a snappy two-minute tune of talky, bass-driven post-punk. It’s got the confident ego of Alan Vega and the sass of The B-52s." - Paste “Chaos. Absolutely everywhere.” - So Young
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 Osees, Audio 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."
Watch the video below.
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 album artwork | Download hi-res here)