Guerilla Toss - Eraser Stargazer - Vinyl LP

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Ecstatic, vital, and brilliantly unhinged, Guerilla Toss promotes positive
energy and twisted spirituality through the less-traveled path of brutal,
intelligent, live rock and roll dance music. Like a hurricane of healing bliss,
a Guerilla Toss concert is more of a ritual than a performance. It is the
unique pairing of musical voices and backgrounds that makes Guerilla
Toss such a special party band. But they are more than that – GT gets real
when you pay close attention. Their music is inspired by both tragedy and
beauty, drug addiction/mental illness and the re-birth of the soul through
spiritual practice and psychedelic drug healing - helping the listener
overcome these mind-fuck hardships.
GT had a productive 2015, releasing their acclaimed DFA debut Flood
Dosed, which cemented support from folks ranging from punk icon Henry
Rollins to Busy P of Justice’s Ed Banger Records. The band also relocated
from Boston to NYC. “We felt like it was time to move closer to our favorite
active bands and artists and they all just so happen to live in NYC!” This
didn’t slow the pace of their live performances - between road trips to
universities and DIY Festivals, they have a de-facto residency at Brooklyn’s
premiere underground venue Palisades and scored opening slots for The
Juan Maclean and Mission of Burma.
Eraser Stargazer was written and recorded in 6 weeks of winter isolation in
upstate New York. Fans of the group will hear all of the beloved hallmarks
of the Guerilla Toss sound - solid bass grooves, squealing guitars, and
kitchen sink percussion. Each instrument now occupies its own part of the
audio spectrum, with vocalist/poet Kassie Carlson’s spirited incantations
brought into focus. Album centerpiece Grass Shack is a perfect example of
this leaner, yet tougher Toss. It traverses nearly seven minutes of gameshow-
winner keyboard stabs, mutant funk basslines, and time signature
changes - all grounded by Peter Negroponte’s virtuosic drumming. Carlson
describes the themes of the song as “A deep analytical depiction of a
small unit of time, with heightened senses, Ripping yourself out of bed even
though it might be harsh and overwhelming. Seeing patterns in the little
things that make life beautiful.” Heavy subject matter permeates the rest of
the record - but that doesn’t mean it’s a downer. Lead single Diamond Girls
casts Carlson as a no-wave cheerleader over instrumentation reminiscent
of DFA alumni Black Dice and The Rapture, culminating in the group’s
catchiest chorus yet. Album closer Doll Face On The Calico Highway is the
perfect summation - angular guitars, bells, and low-end vibrations interject
and decompose as quickly as they appear, until a hissing cymbal is all that
Eraser Stargazer is released by DFA on March 4th, 2016. The initial
pressing is limited to 1000 copies on dayglo orange vinyl.

01. Multibeast TV
02. Diamond Girls
03. Grass Shack
04. Color Picture
05. Eraser Stargazer Forever
06. Perfume
07. Big Brick
08. Doll Face On The Calico