Ganser have shared their new video for their new single “Pastel” and the video which features found footage was conceived & edited by the band.The track is available on digital platforms via No Trend Records and can be ordered now atBandcamp.Ganser has several shows in Chicago coming up included the Halloween Bomb Bash at Lincoln Hall and two sold out shows with Daughter in November.
Ganser is a Chicago-based band equal parts Space Odyssey and Ghost World that embraces a post-punk ethos with early synth music’s minimal intimacy, formed in 2014 by Nadia Garofalo and Alicia Gaines. Drawing inspiration from visual language commonly associated with film and their shared art backgrounds, the band was joined in the Fall of 2015 by drummer Brian Cundiff and guitarist Charlie Landsman.
This Spring saw Ganser’s debut LP “Odd Talk” exploring communication breakdown. With their new single “Pastel,” released through No Trend Records, the Chicago post-punk band explores the sticky-sweet, repulsive need for attention.
In a world of parasocial relationships and illusions of intimacy, there is the nagging sense that no one is watching you shout into the void. “Pastel” dances with that particular anxious itch, with Alicia Gaines (bass, vox) and Nadia Garofalo (keys, vox) sharing vocals alongside Charlie Landsman’s angular guitar and Brian Cundiff’s propulsive drums. Pastel is a true hip-swinging panic dance.
Half boasting (“My blood’s thicker, redder than yours”), half frightened (“Hungry to show anyone anything at all”) the song details the collective consumption of self when everyone is an audience, and everyone a performer. Everything is happening all the time, and isn’t that terrifying?
The band toured the East Coast and South in support of the album, as well as playing multiple festivals this year (Do Division, Athens Popfest, Cold Waves). The foursome has had the pleasure of playing with artists like Modern English, Thee Oh Sees, Ought, Micachu and the Shapes, Cheatahs, Wax Idols and King Woman. Ganser continues to make bright black music for space transmissions and panic attacks. They are currently working on their second album.
Ganser Tour Dates
10.31 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall (Halloween Bomb Bash)