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Justin Roby At Cold Waves VII, Ganser's live set (they were the first on the third day) was a perfect counterpoint to the industrial rock we had been hearing to that point. Nothing like post-punk no-wave with women leading the way to get you going and tell you you're not quite as exhausted as you thought.
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gothwh0re This album is like if Joy Division and Elastica had an absurdist baby and I can't stop listening to it. Favorite track: Avoidance.
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Erik Pitcock Learned of this band on my last trip to Chicago. Instantly became one of my favorite modern bands. This record is easily a top 3 of 2018. Possibly my number one because I definitely listened to it more than any other record released this year. Favorite track: PSY OPS.
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FULL ALBUM STREAM: open.spotify.com/album/2L5Lo16qZgDKGhAWD4fE21

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"Done right, post-punk can still fray nerves." – Jon Pareles, New York Times on “Psy Ops”

"'Satsuma' unravels and splinters, a looming centerpiece off the band’s debut album, Odd Talk" – Jason Scott, Billboard on "Satsuma"

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released April 20, 2018

Recorded July 2017 by Brian Fox at Altered States Audio. Mastered by Daniel Husayn at the North London Bomb Factory. This is not the first time we’ve provided the answer to a question that no one was asking. All songs written & performed by Ganser. All songs produced by Ganser and Donnie Moore. Art by Ganser. Released on No Trend Records.

Personnel: Alicia Gaines (bass, vocals), Nadia Garofalo (keys, vocals), Brian Cundiff (drums), Charlie Landsman (guitar)

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Track Name: Comet
It’s too much
It’s too much
It’s not too much

So far from the young creature kid
Held up in her bedroom, drawing and dreaming

I died over and over
Performing countless times for my pretend audience

Writhing and clawing under the monotony of the hills
Their protection bored me, I longed for the dark woods of the world
But the knot in my stomach ties me to safety
Don't disappoint
Don't over do
Don't die
Like, really die
I could never believe anything beyond this moment here
The future is not for me to imagine
Forward, forward
Always forward
Track Name: Satsuma
“What a time to be alive,” they said
“Lives only lived so much”

To offer a hand
A sign of moral support
Moments of gesture
Hold your tongue
(Hold your tongue)

Million and a half
Million and a half people
Million and a half
Million and a half people
Million and a half
Million and a half people
Million and a half
Million and a half people

All the things trouble can cause
Smothered and smashed up
‘Cause it’s all for naught
Never not

The secret to modern life
Is to be good with your words
(Good with your words)

Million and a half
Million and a half people
Million and a half
Million and a half people
Million and a half
Million and a half people
Million and a half
Million and a half people
Million and a half
Million and a half people
Million and a half
Million and a half people
Track Name: PSY OPS
Beating
And always
Looking
Always something


Not you
Salt and vinegar
Fuck me
OK!

A pace
And tension
Hear anger
Fear

She's got me
Salt and vinegar
Fuck me
All right

It’s all right

I saw it wrong
Realize
Nothing

Bruised knees
Salt and vinegar
Fuck me
OK!

Breaking teeth
Biting tongues
It’s all right
As long as it saves us

It’s all right
It’s all right
It’s all right
As long as it saves us

It’s all right
Salt and Vinegar
It’s all right
OK!
Track Name: Avoidance
A moment
Was there something you wanted?
Give way to hours
With nothing to say

No answers just
Speculation
It passes time
Wastes my time

Your spit and skin
Has done me in
It’s done me in
Your spit and skin
Has done me in
It’s done me in
Your spit and skin
Has done me in
It’s done me in
Your spit and skin
Has done me in
It’s done me in

Do you hear it?
Though still

The faint hum electric
It murmurs of meaning

A sort of expression
Telling there’s no telling
And nowhere to go

Your spit and skin
Has done me in
It’s done me in
Your spit and skin
Has done me in
It’s done me in
Your spit and skin
Has done me in
It’s done me in
Your spit and skin
Has done me in
It’s done me in
Track Name: YES NO
Hello again
My permanent friend
The tight fit I’ve learned to live in
Live on in this well lit dead end

Pull tight
Make no mistake
No mistakes

Here it goes again
Signals misfire
Too much wear (not enough desire)
But don’t worry
They’d probably never notice
You weren’t there

Pull tight
Make no mistake
No mistakes

Here it goes again
Remember the years
When my patience wore thin?
You’ll never be
Quick enough
When you’re reluctant to
Even show up

There’s no good side
Just better lies
Loose boundaries
And messy lines
So pretty as they
Draw up divides
Track Name: Marsh
I don’t know what to say
Tense and hungry
Hurt and words
It crawls
Only so many ways
More and more
And down
Sink to safety

Should I
And why
Mumble and spit words
You can't hear
I don't speak

It runs
A race to an end
This sympathy game
Across salt lands
I’m no good with names
I can’t remember we were
Less and more
Less
And more
Less
And more
And more

Should I
And why
Should I
Mumble and spit words
You can't hear
I don't speak

Should I
And why
Deep in my skin
Should I
A why
A when

Cut off
Cut down
Caught up in
Should I
And why
Should I

Should I
And why
Should I
Should I
And why

Should I
And why
Find love for you again
Again
Track Name: Aubergine
Please take it away from me
I can’t be trusted with myself

I’ll come if you’ll have me
I’ll come if you’ll have me
Stay if you find me
You’ll never find me

Find me
Find me
Find me
Find me
Find me
Find me
Find me
Find me
Find me
Find me
Find me

Hold me down
Hold me down
And make me promise
Make me promise
I won’t do it again
Do it again
Do it again
Track Name: Revel
This world
Don’t let me die here
Your words like atmosphere

A change
No sense of direction
Exchanged for something less
Something less

Bereft
The weight of the world
Compressed and concealed

(More than anything)
More than any other thing
(More than anything)

(More than anything)
More than any other thing
(More than anything)

(More than anything)
More than any other thing
(More than anything)

(More than anything)
More than any other thing
(More than anything)

In the core
The core of all things
The ground
A shaky promise

You're always in your head
And it's still not good enough

I should ask
I should want
I should never ask
Never want
Never ask

More than anything
More than any other thing
More than anything
More than any other thing
Track Name: Touch Insensitive
“Such a fine sunny day
And now I have to go”
Seems the dream is ended
And it's no one that I know
No freedom in the keeping
Please clear the exit row
Please go

So this is what it feels like
And we wouldn't need to sleep
Or remember anything
I wouldn't need to be
Something
Breathe and scream

You think there's truth in order
That there’s order at all
Some answer to the problems
But the house was built too small
No safer in the shelter
Please watch your step
Hope not to fall

So this is what it feels like
Find something to fill you up
Somewhere to make you whole
And the edges how they shimmer
But the sky's not beautiful
So this is what it feels like
Well, I don’t care for this at all
So this is what it feels like
So this is what it feels like

So this is what it feels like
No face to the sound
No eyes to meet mine
No names to recognize
Some days the bright still hurts
We’re children every time
Look to be blind
Be blind
Be blind

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