DC punks Gauche (ft members of Priests & Downtown Boys) share second single “Pay Day” from upcoming album, out 12 July on Merge

May 22, 2019
Photo credit: Jen Dessinger

share new single “Pay Day”
A People’s History of Gauche
out 12th July on Merge Records

With their debut album A People’s History of Gauche out 12th July on MergeGauchebring us music and movement and struggle and light, and now it is our job to dance!  Jason P Barnett, Adrienne CN Berry, Mary Jane Regalado (Downtown Boys), Pearie Sol, andDaniele Yandel (Priests) find their agency and joy through creating and performing music together in 36 minutes of groove-filled power punk.

On new track “Pay Day,” meager personal paychecks are a springboard for ideas about the unhealthy systems that generate them, set to a moving beat good enough for your moving feet.

When asked about the genesis of the title of their Merge debut, Gauche’s Daniele Yandelcited this definition: “A people’s history, or history from below, is an account of events from the perspective of common people rather than leaders, the story of mass movements and of outsiders.” It’s a fitting title for an album that tackles such heavy topics as anxiety, capitalism and colonialization, and healing ancestral traumas, as well as dismantling and dissecting patriarchy, creating beauty in the face of oppressive forces, and resisting exploitation. These are vital songs manifested in a celebratory manner, created quickly through the group’s self-proclaimed “Gauche magic.”

Revisit the album’s previously released single “Running” before pre-ordering A People’s History of Gauche in the Merge store or wherever records are sold on CD, LP, or limited-edition pink marbled Peak Vinyl, the latter of which comes with a bonus flexi of non-album single “Conspiracy Theories.”

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