GUM COUNTRY Share New Single ‘Talking to My Plants’- Debut Album Out 19th June

June 12, 2020


Duo share new single ‘Talking to My Plants’, debut album Somewhere out 19th June 

Band announce seed packet merch, with proceeds going to the ACLU

Gum Country have shared their new single ‘Talking To My Plants‘. “The song was inspired by a love of gardening and the gardener / plant connection,” Courtney explains. “We’re big fans of the Mort Garson album ‘Plantasia’, so it’s a bit of a tribute to that. We were also excited to have an excuse for Connor to use a vocoder. He does lead plant vocals.

‘Talking To My Plants’ is available alongside an official Gum Country seed packet which is on sale individually and as part of their vinyl bundle via Bandcamp. All seed packet sales will be donated to the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union). Check out more info or get yours here.

Corky Loove · 10 – Talking To My Plants

Gum Country are a Canadian indie rock band brought to you by vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Courtney Garvin (The Courtneys) and multi-instrumentalist Connor Mayer. The project began in Vancouver, Canada as a series of lo-fi four track recordings made in an apartment, very quietly. These recordings were released as a self-titled cassette by Lolipop Records in 2017. After moving to Los Angeles where they currently reside, the pair recorded their debut full-length album Somewhere with Joo-Joo Ashworth at Studio 22, this time at full volume.
Their self-described “harsh twee” draws on groups like StereolabYo La Tengo, Meat Puppets, and The Magnetic Fields, enveloping and transforming these influences in the warm embrace of Garvin’s fuzzy open-tuned guitar tone. Mayer’s driving drums and melodic keyboard accompaniments provide a backdrop for these rich textures, casually blending digital and analogue to produce a sound that would feel right at home on NME’s C-86 compilation. 
The songs on Somewhere meander through the highs and lows of daily life, touching on subjects ranging from love, loss, and anxiety, to tennis, video games, and gardening. Garvin navigates these topics with humour and sincerity, her unassuming delivery riding amidst the swirling instrumentals like a snowboarder shredding fresh pow.
The band performs live as a three piece, with Mayer on drums and keyboard at the same time. Halle Saxon Gaines usually plays bass, but there are occasional appearances from Lauren Early and Luna Nuhic.
Somewhere will be released on June 19, 2020 on vinyl via Kingfisher Bluez (Canada), and cassette via Dinosaur City Records (Australia) and Burger Records (USA), and CD via Waterslide Records (Japan). Pre-order here:


The Queen Rules
There’s A Crumb
I Don’t Stay Up
Brain Song
It Lives It Breeds It Feeds
Whoa Oh
Talking To My Plants
Jungle Boy

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