Washington, D.C. five piece Gauche have always added little nuances to their brand of punk. Much like the D.C. punk scene, the band stands alone in a sea of formulaic punk music. With their new album A People’s History of Gauche due in July, the band’s newest single “Pay Day” proves they have no problems getting bold on newer material.
Opening with snappy guitars, the song has little snippets of dancing notes before the vocals come in and sound like there’s a chaotic party happening in the studio. The song has elements of garage and lo-fi surf, but it’s still all Gauche while the upbeat pacing should keep it in your head days after you first hear it. No matter how catchy, the band isn’t cashing in their punk chips here, just keeping things up rather than the dark punk that’s everywhere else.
“Pay Day” is available to stream wherever you stream music, it can be purchased digitally in all online music stores or you can pre-order A People’s History of Gauche on multiple formats directly from Merge Records ahead of its July 12 release. Gauche is on tour starting June 05 at King’s Theatre in Brooklyn, NY until August 24 at Alphaville in Brooklyn, NY. A complete listing of their tour dates can be found here.
Image Credits: Photo by Jen Dessinger.