Art Punk 5 piece, Gustaf, are next up for the Class of ’21
Gustaf have been busy building a reputation as one of New York’s ‘hardest working… and most reliably fun bands’. Their danceable, ESG inspired post-punk is drawing fans from across the world and we can’t wait to hear new music in the not too distant future.
Where: New York
What: The 5 piece have already shared stages with Beck, Tropical Fuck Storm, Dehd, Bodega and more in their short career
Why: “Up until now, it seems that new brand of post-punk has been sensationalized and dominated by boy bands (Shame, Fontaines DC, Idles, etc)…and all that’s well and good, but I’m glad that Gustaf is here to throw a wrench in that whole push.” Austin Town Hall
Describe your music for someone who’s never heard it?
Audio drag for ego slobs. Which is to say bass driven art rock-y grooves for the mildly unhinged and emotionally out of touch.
Who are some artists who’re inspiring you right now
Artists/musicians who keep on working hard to live their dream life!! Also David Lynch, Grace Jones, Jonathan Richman, Fela Kuti, and Monty Norman’s James Bond theme.
What’s been your highlight of 2020?
Getting signed to our label Royal Mountain Records and running around playing 2-3 shows a week in LA not knowing our lives would completely change within a month.
What are you most excited about for 2021?
Releasing our album, a new US president, playing live shows again, and hopefully more pandemic assistance for the people and communities who need it most.
Tell us about a band/artist that you’re excited to hear more from in 2021?
We can’t wait to hear everyone’s quarantine records/EPs. There are so many talented self-produced artists in our scene in New York – it’s hard to keep track. Our friends Sloppy Jane recorded an album in a cave pre-pandemic that we’re hoping they might put out this year and our buds BODEGA are planning to release their second LP this fall.
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