Song Premiere: Gaadge – “Any Timers”

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Gaadge occupies a unique space in the shoegaze scene. They’re no strangers to the genre–members also play in Ex Pilots, for one–but their take on the style is less murky, less airy. Instead, they’re more driving, more immediate than most of their contemporaries. Their upcoming sophomore record Somewhere Down Below, out next month, crosses the noisiness of a band like Dinosaur Jr. with the otherworldly tones of Drop Nineteens. For a more modern comparison, they’re doing noise pop a la labelmates Feeble Little Horse.

Previous single “Oh Wonder” was a sub-two-minute banger that imagined Swirlies by way of punk rock, and “Any Timers,” which we’re proud to premiere exclusively below, is a bit less raucous–but maybe even better. It perfectly balances their more melodic sensibilities with their fuzzier tendencies. It’s a stunner, and Somewhere Down Below is a perfect record to play summer out and autumn in. Give “Any Timers” a play here.

Somewhere Down Below is out August 4th on Crafted Sounds and Michi Tapes.


Zac Djamoos | @gr8whitebison

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