Geese released their debut album “Projector” via Partisan / PIAS.
- Rain Dance
- Low Era
- Fantasies / Survival
- First World Warrior
- Exploding House
- Opportunity Is Knocking
I’m anticipation of the debut album they released a few singles, and the first one was “Disco”, for which they said: “Disco” was our first big step forward as a band. It’s a very urgent and restless song, which was indicative of all our headspaces at the time. “Disco” has a lot of organized chaos at its core; the music, the lyrics, and even the way we recorded it all speak to a sort of manic energy we were all working through. It’s a song that sounds like it’s perpetually on the verge of collapse — and yet it always manages to keep itself together. There’s a bit of chaos in all of our songs, or a sense that they could explode at any moment. “Disco” represents that the most for us: the little bit of chaos each of us carry and bring to our music.”
They followed up “Disco” with the really really good “Low Era”. This is what they shared about it: “We had been trying to get everything to sound super heavy, creepy crawly, and complicated, really because that’s all we knew how to do. Four-on-the-floor songs like “Low Era” had felt a little like poison to us for a while, until we consciously tried to challenge ourselves to write something more danceable. Once we stopped enforcing certain boundaries, it ended up working out without us expecting it to, and even ushered in this psychedelic 3-D element that ends up appearing throughout the album. We like the idea of confusing the listener a little, and trying to make every song a counteraction to the last, pinballing between catchy and complicated, fast and slow. “Low Era” is one end of that spectrum, and ultimately broadened the scope of songs we thought we could make.”
The 3rd single from the debut album was the title track of their album “Projector”. For it, this is what frontman Cameron Winter shared: The opening riff on “Projector” was the first thing we ever wrote for the record. When the song was finished, it became a jumping off point for the rest of the album. We liked it because it was something decidedly different from the music we had been writing up to that point. Though we didn’t know it then, it’s fitting that “Projector” became the title track on the record; it’s the song that ushered in the album’s sound.
This album was made when the band members were just 17, they’re 19 now, and they are off touring in support of their album across Europe then they’ll do a Spring tour across the USofA, they will be playing the Casbah on 3/23, and finish their tour in their hometown of NYC by playing the Bowery Ballroom. After that they will head off as the supporting band of Spoon’s tour.
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