“‘Much-hyped Brooklyn band’ might be a phrase not heard since 2010, but Geese fit the bill.” Fader
“‘Disco’ justifies the word-of-mouth buzz surrounding this band…after an opening blast this compelling, we’ll be keeping a close eye on Geese’s flight pattern going forward.” Stereogum
“There are debut singles and then there are debut singles.” Paste
GEESE is a band that begins and ends in Brooklyn, as a project between friends to build a home studio out of a basement. Their debut album Projector (out via Partisan / Play It Again Sam digitally on October 29, and physically on December 3) is born from the same ambition: make music by any means necessary. The album’s nine songs merge all the restless anxiety and pent-up frustration of trying to figure out life at 18 with a wall-of-sound immediacy and looseness. Equal parts headphones and dancefloor. Curiously alien, yet strangely familiar. The new single ‘Low Era‘ is accompanied by a music video directed by Fons Schiedon.
The band says of ‘Low Era’, “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.”
Projector was written, produced, and recorded by Geese during their junior and senior years of high school at their home studio (a space they lovingly dub ‘The Nest’). Singer Cameron Winter would write each song, and then the band – guitarist Gus Green, guitarist Foster Hudson, bassist Dom DiGesu, and drummer Max Bassin – would learn, practice, and record all in the time between the end of school and their hard 10pm cutoff when (in true NYC fashion) the neighbours would start complaining. Projector was mixed by Dan Carey (Squid, black midi, Fontaines D.C.). The band previously shared Projector highlight ‘Disco‘, which earned critical acclaim.