Ganser (Chicago post-punk) share second single ‘Avoidance’ from debut album

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GanserChicago post-punk band Ganser has shared Avoidance, the second new single and music video lifted from their forthcoming debut album ‘Odd Talk’ (out 4/20 via No Trend Records). Avoidance is a sharp pain of miscommunication, the exhaustion of trying to be understood by someone you love but your language is all wrong. Ultimately, the effort is pointless. Nadia Garofalo’s voice rises and falls with synth washes over driving bass and drums, while Charlie Landsman’s guitar punctuates with sharp flourishes. In the video, cars race in a sparse desert landscape towards an unknown end. Watch the video clip via YouTube below.

Throughout ‘Odd Talk,’ Ganser’s amorphous sound takes on the form of their comedically grim, absurdist subject matter. Exercising both introverted melody and extroverted noise, the band finds meaning through echolalic shouts and murmurs. Garofalo shouts and barks with an acerbic edge, while Alicia Gaines’ vocals soothe and swell. Mumbled, spit out, Ganser explores communication breakdown from beginning to end… seeking meaning in mess, they sort through syllables and signals to find the right words. Avoidance follows the album’s first critically-acclaimed first single PSY OPS (buy it here), which came out last month.

After the bands’ headlining record release show @ Glitter Creeps’ party at the Empty Bottle on 4/16, the band will also be heading out on tour in support of ‘Odd Talk’ (all dates below). They’ll be performing a string of shows with Bloody Knives before heading venturing out on their own in the Southeast.

Ganser tour dates

3/28 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen (w/ Shopping, Tyvek)
4/16 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle (Record Release Show)
4/25 – Detroit, MI – Outer Limits Lounge %
4/26 – Pittsburgh, PA – Howlers %
4/27 – Brooklyn, NY – Alphaville %
4/28 – Philadelphia, PA – Mothership %
4/29 – Providence, RI – Alchemy %
5/01 – Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus
5/02 – Baltimore, MD – Sidebar
5/03 – Richmond, VA – Flora
5/04 – Raleigh, NC – Slim’s
5/05 – Atlanta, GA – 529
5/06 – Memphis, TN – Bar DKDC

% – with Bloody Knives

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