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by Andrew Sacher
Guerilla Toss - 'Gay Disco'
Guerilla Toss hail from the growing Massachusetts rock scene (Speedy Ortiz included them on their top Massachusetts albums of 2013), but while '90s indie rock is the main inspiration for most of those bands, Guerilla Toss are more interested in the dissonant sounds of noise rock and wacky art punk. Their newest album, Gay Disco, came out this past December via NNA Tapes (Blanche Blanche Blanche, Co La) and you can stream two of its tracks, "Pink Elephant" and "Trash Bed," below.
Guerilla Toss played NYC a few times last year, often with labelmates Blanche Blanche Blanche, and they've got a few upcoming shows with another NNA artist, Ryan Power, that brings them back to NYC this month. They'll play an album release show on January 30 at Silent Barn, and that bill also includes no wavers Sediment Club, Northern Spy-signed NYC avant-pop band Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Baltimore experimentalists Horse Lords, No Magic, Brat Pit and Jeremy Smoking (Justin from PC Worship). That show is $10 at the door. All dates are listed below.
Cloud Becomes Your Hand also have a bunch of other local dates coming up, before they head out on a longer North American tour with Guerilla Toss in March that kicks off in NYC on March 2 at Roulette and takes them to SXSW. All of those dates are listed, along with streams, below...
Guerilla Toss - "Pink Elephant"
Guerilla Toss - "Trash Bed"
Cloud Becomes Your Hand - "Sand of Sea"
Cloud Becomes Your Hand -- 2014 Tour Dates
1/25 Death By Audio, NY with Adventure, Jimmy Whispers, Laser Background
2/28 TBA Boston, MA with Guerilla Toss
1/30 Silent Barn, NY with Guerilla Toss, Ryan Power, etc
2/08 Silent Barn, NY with Celestial Shore, Aye Aye Rabbit, Little King
2/14 The Ho_se, NY with Celestial Shore, Ava Luna, Killer BOB
3/02 Roulette, NY with Guerilla Toss
3/05 Golden Tea House, Philly with Guerilla Toss
3/06 The Crown, Baltimore with Guerilla Toss
3/7 TBA Richmond, VA with Guerilla Toss
3/08 Mammal Gallery, Atlanta with Guerilla Toss
3/9 TBA Athens, GA with Guerilla Toss
3/10 Firehouse, Birmingham, AL with Guerilla Toss
3/11 TBA New Orleans, LA with Guerilla Toss
3/13 TBA Austin, TX - SXSW
3/14 Palm Door, SXSW showcase
3/15 TBA Austin, TX - SXSW
Guerilla Toss -- Other 2014 Tour Dates
1/31 The Elks Lodge Boston, MA w/ Dog, Ryan Power, Skimask
2/1 The Flywheel Northampton, MA w/ Bromp Treb, Ryan Power, Palberta