Wednesday, June 20, 2012
[press release] GAYTHEIST. Gay. Atheist. Music for gay atheists? Sure. Music written by a gay atheist? Yes. Music for anyone that enjoys flopping about like a wet noodle in a dryer as chunks of concrete are thrown in every 30 seconds? Definitely.
For the past 15 years Tim Hoff (Bass), Jason Rivera (Guitar/Vocals) and Nick Parks (Drums) have tried to add something new to the Portland musical landscape. Nihilist, Lopez, Das Gravyboat, Fiery Cubist, Females, Elitist, El Cerdo, Trojan Hearse, Sprinkles, Roaring Lions. These bands served as preparation for the inevitable: POWER BOTTOM.
When that name turned out to already be taken, they settled on the equally awesome GAYTHEIST.
Gaytheist’s song-writing motto: Keep it short. Play it Fast. Keep it interesting. “Would I want to sit and listen to this 30 times in a row?” Every time the answer is yes, a new Gaytheist song is born. And they are born several times a month, if not a week.
Gaytheist claim to have maintained constant erections since learning the home of Monogamy Party and Sandrider wants to put out their latest effort. Now that they’ve played every nook and cranny of Portland and Seattle, Gaytheist is ready to grow from their self-released albums on their own Corflax Records to their favorite indie label in the Milky Way, Good to Die Records. The band has completed their 3rd full length, “STEALTH BEATS”, and that sweet shit will be available August 21st.
Check out the crushing finale to STEALTH BEATS, "Condemn the Condemners": below. Download and share the MP3!
“There are rumbling bass lines that would not sound out of place on a Jesus Lizard record, adding depth to the abrasive guitar riffs that put the rock into this heavy punk sound. Tuneful but aggressive at the same time, the songs are short sharp shocks that leave you wanting to play them again.” - Black Insect Laughter (UK)
“Gaytheist (soak in the awesomeness of that name for a second), will be showing everyone present just how much fun being a human sound piñata can be.” - Seattlerockguy.com
“Gaytheist is a trio that rips rock music apart like a paper shredder, and does so with infectious and gleeful abandon. Fans of Black Elk, Scratch Acid, and all manner of hard-edged metal deconstruction will find plenty of bile to swish between their teeth.” - Willamette Week
“Rainbows Have Nothing to Hide” earned Gaytheist a place in the year-end Top 10 albums of 2011 on SeattleRockGuy.com, leading to the current relationship between Nik Christofferson’s Good To Die Records and Gaytheist.
Since October 2011, Seattle radio KEXP has kept the Gaytheist track “Taking Back Sunday From Taking Back Sunday” in regular rotation on the metal-themed program “Seek and Destroy”.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 10:48 PM