Team Dresch release first new song in 19 years, announce East Coast tour
Reunited queercore vets Team Dresch reissued their entire catalog last month, and today they followed the reissue with their first new song in 19 years! It’s called “Your Hands My Pockets,” and it sounds as sharp and melodic as powerful as the band did in their heyday. It’s a very welcome return, and you can stream it below, alongside streams of the reissued catalog. Here’s more:
OMGay, Team Dresch is releasing an actual NEW SONG! It’s been 19 years since the band has released new material – 25 years since the making of Personal Best, when this particular configuration of players (Jody Bleyle, Donna Dresch, Kaia Wilson and Marcéo Martinez) recorded together.
Your Hands My Pockets: Donna Dresch, in her typical Team Captain spirit, busts out riffs that are rife with her awesome signature grunge/punk/melodic catchiness, Jody and Kaia trade off on vocal duties like they’re in some frantic singing relay race, and Marcéo slams the toms around like he learned to drum from both Mel Brown and bam-bam (please note, Marcéo actually took drum lessons from Mel Brown in the 80’s). While “Your Hands” is an undeniable pop/punk song, it is also brimming with bristle and depth, conjuring feelings of longing, angst, desire. When Jody sings “Oh I wanna want to be wrapped around, to wrap around” there is NO ONE who can’t relate to this feeling of reaching out to one another for connection, touch, and love.
Team Dresch KEEPS IT REAL (gay) with their harmonious musical chemistry, queercore spirit, and attention to detail in their musicianship – the alchemy of these humans is clearly still alive and dancing, you know it baby.
Team Dresch already announced West Coast dates which begin this week, and they’ve now added an East Coast run for the fall too. That includes a Philly date with Screaming Females, which is an awesome double bill, plus stops in DC, NJ, NYC, the Boston area, and more.
Team Dresch — 2019 Tour Dates
6/7/2019 Seattle WA Clock-Out Lounge
6/14/2019 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
6/15/2019 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
6/21/2019 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theater
6/22/2019 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
9/29/2019 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
10/1/2019 Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall
10/2/2019 New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
10/3/2019 Philly, PA @ Union Transfer w/ Screaming Females
10/4/2019 Somerville, MA @ ONCE Ballroom
10/5/2019 Easthampton, MA @ Flywheel
10/7/2019 Durham, NC @ Motorco