Entries tagged with: Gay Beast
DOWNLOAD: AIDS Wolf - "Teaching To Suffer" (MP3)
AIDS Wolf kicks off their North American tour TODAY (9/15) in Providence with a short string of dates with An Albatross that include a pair of NYC shows. Cake Shop gets the first look on Aids Wolf/An Albatross with Child Abuse and Forbes / Toung / Walter (as in Weasel Walter) tomorrow (9/16) and Death By Audio gets the second with Sightings and Vaz (2/3 of Hammerhead) on Friday (9/17).
The two month tour is in celebration of TWO LPs due this month via two different labels, March To The Sea on Skingraft and a remix album on Lovepump. Dig on the first track from March To The Sea, "Teaching To Suffer", available for download above.
Red Mass also plays that Providence show tonight before headling to NYC for their own shows Friday and Saturday. They then hook back up with Aids Wolf on September 22nd in Georgia.
All AIDS Wolf dates, and some video is below...
In their disheveled attic studio, the members of Gay Beast don't talk mathematics. Early on, they don't talk much at all. Today, singer and keyboardist Dan Luedtke is busy screen-printing the inserts for the vinyl version of the band's latest spazz-rock collection, Second Wave. The process, it seems, is nearly as painstaking as creating an actual Gay Beast tune, minus the eyeballs-on-fire jitters their adrenal scores provoke...The noisy Minneapolis band kicks off a three night stay in in NYC, tonight (6/3), with a show at the Silent Barn featuring Satanized, Joe Lentini and Hot Guts. They'll be at Bruar Falls June 4th with Talk Normal and Body Type[s], and at the Market Hotel on June 5th with Titan, Child Abuse, NYMPH and Liturgy.
Luedtke: Our friends in AIDS Wolf are on the label. We were looking for a label, putting together demo packages, trying to do it differently this time, trying to be more proactive. They were going to sign two bands for '09. The label owner lives in Vienna, so there was a bit of a courting period, talking to each other on the phone.
Explain the new record's title, Second Wave.
Luedtke: Second Wave relates to second-wave feminism, and the songs include portraits of different feminists. Before this record, we did a split 7-inch about Donna Harroway. There's a song about Andrea Dworkin. For me there's an interest because I feel it intersects with queer politics a lot. We can look at what feminists worked on as a way to talk about personal politics and strategies for changing things. There is a lot of interest with the second-wave feminist era because there was a lot of idea creation happening. Modern, radical ideas, some of which were far-fetched and impractical. People wanted something so badly they'd make up new means for accomplishing it.
Gay Beast's Second Wave LP came out a few weeks ago, at the end of May on Skin Graft Records. Check them out for yourself. There's a video of Gay Beast at NYC's Cake Shop in 2006, with all tour dates, below...