By Felipe Torres

Gustaf announce new album, Audio Drag for Ego Slobs / New signing: Deanna Petcoff

Gustaf announce debut LP, Audio Drag for Ego Slobs

Gustaf have announced their debut full length, Audio Drag for Ego Slobs, out October 1st 2021 on Royal Mountain. Today they're sharing 'Book' the first single taken from the record, along with a thrilling video.

From the band, "'Book' is a song about the fallacy and fight of getting ahead vs being a head. It is seeking validation in the wrong places and from the wrong people. The hook, “I got ahead, I got a head” is a fun little taunt that we find either being thrown in our face or coming out our mouth. Everyone gets their moment up on the pedestal and everyone gets their turn falling off of it. Whether it’s up or down, ‘Book’ is about accepting whatever level you’re on."

Gustaf are headed on an extensive tour this fall, throughout the US supporting Idles as well as Pillow Queens in the UK.

Pre-Order "Audio Drag For Ego Slobs"

 

TOUR DATES

10/1 - Charlotte, NC - Snug Harbor - Tickets

10/2 - Knoxville, TN - Mill and Mine - Free show

10/3 - Cincinatti, OH - MOTR Pub - Free show

10/4 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern - Tickets

10/6 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club 

10/7 - Saint Paul, MN - Palace Theatre # Tickets

10/8 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre # Tickets

10/9 - Detroit, MI - Saint Andrew's Hall # Tickets

10/10 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall # Tickets

10/12 - Boston, MA - House of Blues # Tickets

10/13 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore # Tickets

10/15 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 # Tickets

10/16 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 # Tickets

10/17 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club # Tickets

10/18 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club # Tickets

10/20 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel # Tickets

10/21 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom # Tickets

10/25 - Austin, TX - Stubb's # Tickets

10/26 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater # Tickets

10/27 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger # Tickets

11/2 - Birmingham, UK - The Sunflower Lounge $ Tickets

11/3 - Bristol, UK - Rough Trade Bristol $ Tickets

11/4 - London, UK - The Dome $ Tickets

11/8 - Leeds, UK - Hyde Park Book Club $ Tickets

11/9 - Manchester, UK - YES (Pink Room) $ Tickets

11/10 - Liverpool, UK - Arts Club Loft $ Tickets

11/11 - London, UK - The Windmill, Brixton Tickets

11/13 - Utrecht, NL - Le Guess Who Festival Tickets

11/14 - Kortrijk, BE - Sonic City Festival Tickets

11/14 - Brussels, BE - Witloof Bar 

11/16 - Berlin, DE - Cassiopeia Tickets

11/17 - Haldern, DE - Haldern Pop Bar Tickets

11/18 - Paris, FR - Les Femmes S'en Melent @ Petit Bain 

11/19 - Lille, FR - The Black Lab Tickets

11/20 - Luxembourg, LU - Rotondes Klub Tickets

12/08 - Seattle, WA - Barboza (headline) Tickets

12/09 - Portland, OR - Bunk Bar (headline) Tickets

  

By Nadia Doss

New signing: Deanna Petcoff

Deanna Petcoff's songwriting finds humour in frustration. 'Failing Upwards,' her latest single, is a shimmery jangling tune with a surfy guitar riff - the perfect song to get stuck in your head for days on end. 

Of the track, Petcoff says ""Failing Upwards” wasn’t supposed to be a happy song. At the time I was trying to make a relationship work that clearly wasn’t working with someone I was really in love with. I felt like every choice I had made and continued to make was the wrong one and that everything I did just added more fuel to a growing fire. When I was writing “Failing Upwards” I was thinking about my journey as a woman falling in and out of love. This is a song about not being at your best, but doing better than before."

Listen to "Failing Upwards"