Team Dresch share new song “Basket”; tour starts this weekend
Queercore vets Team Dresch recently released their first new song in 19 years, the very good “Your Hands My Pockets,” and today they put the song out as a vinyl single, backed by another new song, “Basket.” Like “Your Hands My Pockets,” “Basket” was mixed by past collaborator John Goodmanson (who also worked with Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, Harvey Danger, and more), and it sounds like classic Team Dresch — lively, melodic indie-punk that never goes out of style. Here’s more:
OMGay, Team Dresch is releasing 2 actual NEW SONGS! 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.
Listen to “Basket” below. Team Dresch’s tour with Des Ark begins in DC this Sunday (9/29) and there’s a NYC show on October 2 at Le Poisson Rouge with additional support from Teenage Halloween (tickets).
All dates — including shows with Screaming Females, Dump Him, and more — are listed below.
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Team Dresch — 2019 Tour Dates
September 29th Washington D.C at The Black Cat
with Des Ark and Princess
October 1st Jersey City, NJ at Monty Hall with Des Ark
October 2nd New York, NY at Le Poisson Rouge
with Des Ark and Teenage Halloween
October 3rd Philadelphia, PA at Union Transfer
with Screaming Females and Des Ark
October 4th Somerville, MA at ONCE Ballroom
with Shepherdess & Stubborn Hearts
October 5th Easthampton, MA at Flywheel
with Feminine Aggression & DUMP HIM
October 7th Durham, NC at Motorco
with Des Ark