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The Fall

The Gotobeds

Thu, September 14, 2017

7:30 pm

Baby's All Right

Brooklyn, NY

$35.00

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This event is 18 and over

The Fall
The Fall
The Fall formed in Manchester in 1976 and has existed ever since. Essentially built around its founder and only constant member, Mark E. Smith. the group's music has gone through several stylistic changes over the years, but is often characterised by an abrasive guitar‐driven sound and frequent use of repetition, always underpinned by Smith's distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics.
The Gotobeds
The Gotobeds
Pittsburgh, PA band The Gotobeds have signed a worldwide recording deal with Sub Pop Records. As fans of The Gotobeds from their very first cassette release up through their excellent debut LP, Poor People Are Revolting, released in 2014 on Gerard Cosloy's 12XU label, we here at Sub Pop couldn't be happier to work with these fine young men.

Who the heck are The Gotobeds, you ask? Well, here's the deal, according to the band's singer/guitarist Hazy Lazer (real name TBD):

Around March 2009, shortly after I lost my job, I bumped into my longtime friend Parryman at an all-night art gallery and we talked about finally making a band stick beyond a couple of drunken, hazy practices. Pittsburgh at the time had a nice, Thatcher-esque feel thanks to the housing bubble bursting, so I was keen to do something beyond getting up at noon and trying to hit my favorite brunch spot. But not too much more.

I had all of these songs sitting around that didn't make sense for my other band, Kim Phuc. Parryman wasn't really a drummer and I wasn't really a singer so it seemed natural that we'd try our hand at those things. We made long lists of bands and strange sounds we wanted to try out. Being from a city that has great bands but is removed from most things gave us time to gestate, and if you're intelligent enough to read between the lines you know I'm covering for the fact that we were initially pretty terrible.

Arid Plateau took on bass duties once he made the correct decision to move from Chicago to Pittsburgh despite only knowing a couple of people here. As far as guitar players go, we had several in our infancy, but each of them turned out to be simply experiencing a moment of transitional chaos before they resigned themselves to the rat race. COOL U, who drummed in Kim Phuc, eventually asked to play guitar with us, which completed our final lineup.

We kicked around for a few years to find our footing. It's easy to form a band with an initial sound or look that is someone else's, but that's always the least interesting way to go about things. So we tried on a few hats to figure out that they didn't fit or they wouldn't get us laid. Most of what we agree on his stuff with guitars in it. I wanted to be the Swell Maps and just make a big bunch of classic songs with junk on top, but we ended up with a mish-mash of DIY/Punk/Post-Punk/Indie sounds ala The Fall, early Pavement, Wire, Wipers, Mission of Burma, Sonic Youth, Total Control, Tyvek, Protomartyr, etc.

We approached our first LP in the fashion of The Replacements' Let It Be, what with the cheeky title and grab-bag of disparate strands of rock. Every band is trying to incorporate too much shit, so we just made sounds that we all loved, and lucked into recording all the songs in one day. "Secs Tape," "Jenna Rations," and "Fucking Machine" are all first takes. The 90's are back! We're waiting to cash our checks.

Important note: The Gotobeds is one word. It's someone's name. We're a punk family like The Ramones or the Osmonds. We're not going to bed anytime soon.

Jah Bless - Hazy Lazer 2014.
Venue Information:
Baby's All Right
146 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://babysallright.com/