Monday, May 22, 2023

Gorgeous - "Elbow Stress Rash"

Photo by Michelle LoBianco

New York's Gorgeous are an experimental rock duo, although their latest single has plenty of pop injected in. (Well, pop as far as experimental music goes...) "Elbow Stress Rash" has this jerky start/stop feeling going for it that makes it at least a little post-punk. The song is punchy and abrasive, but in an almost hypnotic kind of way. If I have to compare it to another artist you may be more familiar with, this song is like a more stripped down Guerilla Toss or Birthday Ass. Gorgeous are making weird music, but it's not so left of center to make it inaccessible. As long as you have a slightly open mind, "Elbow Stress Rash" has plenty for you to love.

You can listen to "Elbow Stress Rash" below. Sapsucker is due out June 2 on Sad Cactus Records, and is available for pre-order over at Bandcamp. For more on Gorgeous, check out the band on Facebook and Instagram.

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