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Gauche: Body Count – new music

Words by Louise Goodger

A product of Washington D.C.’s gritty punk scene, Gauche—a combined voice of righteous rage from Daniele Yandel, Mary Jane Regalando, Pearie Sol, Jason P. Barnett and Don Goodwin—has only gone from strength to strength, one feral social commentary at a time.

Their latest single, released earlier this month, is the heady ode to the current state of things we all need. Adorned with new wave riffs and swirling saxophone melodies dancing between layer upon layer of vocal lines which occasionally drift into atonal realms, ‘Body Count’ catches you in a storm of the band’s social disillusionment.

Written in the wake of Puerto Rico’s devastating Hurricane Maria and the still unknown body count, the song is a commentary on America’s complete lack of regard for the lives of people of colour. Questioning American colonialism and white supremacy one reverb-dripping riff at a time, take a listen to ‘Body Count’ below.

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Gauche: new favourite band

Your new favourite band today is Gauche – brand spanking new DC groove-punk band spawned of Downtown Boys‘ Mary Jane Regalado and Priests‘ Daniele Yandel.

Debut single ‘Running’ is out now, ahead of the launch of their LP ‘A People’s History of Gauche’ (check out the limited-edition pink marbled Peak Vinyl, which comes with a flexi of the previously released ‘Conspiracy Theories’).

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Gauche open for Bikini Kill in Brooklyn in June, and will be touring North America this summer:

06/05/19Brooklyn, NY Kings Theatre w/ Bikini Kill
07/27/19Carrboro, NC MRG30 Festival
07/28/19Athens, GA The World Famous
07/29/19Birmingham, AL The Firehouse
07/30/19New Orleans, LA Gasa Gasa
07/31/19Houston, TX The Satellite
08/01/19Brownsville, TX Carlotta K Petrina Cultural Center
08/02/19Austin, TX Hotel Vegas
08/03/19Dallas, TX Regal Room
08/05/19Albuquerque, NM Sister
08/06/19Phoenix, AZ Valley Bar
08/07/19Tucson, AZ Club Congress
08/08/19San Diego, CA Whistle Stop
08/09/19Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theater
08/10/19Oakland, CA Oakland Metro
08/11/19Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
08/12/19Seattle, WA Barboza
08/13/19Vancouver, BC CanadaBiltmore Cabaret
08/16/19Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
08/17/19Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club
08/18/19Chicago, IL Subterranean
08/19/19Detroit, MI Deluxx Fluxx
08/20/19Toronto, ON CanadaThe Baby G
08/22/19Montreal, QC CanadaCasa del Popolo
08/23/19Providence, RI AS220
08/24/19Brooklyn, NY Alphaville
08/25/19Philadelphia, PA PhilaMOCA
08/26/19Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery