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Second Wave

by Gay Beast

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cadejo possibly the best, boldest and most daring band to ever have come across Skingraft Records - not a low standard. unequaled in its use of paranoid guitars, frenetic synths, chaotic, ominous drumming yet rhythmic sound. wish i'd known of them before to see them live. Gay Beast are ahead of their math/prog rock contemporaries by about a hundred years. Favorite track: White Diamonds.
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Beach 03:43
Aspirin 02:21
Xerox 03:02
Tides 03:39
Reprise 01:12


Hear Ye! Fear Ye!

Join us May 26th for the coming out dance party of the year as Gay Beast ride the Second Wave straight onto the streets! Formed in 2005 and renowned as Minnesota's premier agit-prog queer band, Gay Beast cuts a careening groove between the prickly corners of tunefulness and musical density, danceability and controlled chaos. On Second Wave, their sophomore effort and first release on Skin Graft Records, the trio lets fly with utopic visions of second-wave feminism, exposing a mood-swinging musical reach heretofore unheard.

Join us May 26th as the nuclear family explodes into a psychedelic mushroom cloud of writhing, urgent vocals set against the precise, premeditated clatter of guitar, drums and keys. Add a dash of electronic psych, and a spoonful of sax - and your goose is cooked.

Join us.

o “Bands like Gay Beast used to get me excited, but none have had such a gloriously bent and creative batch of songs to match up with the innovation (of Gay Beast)." - Dusted Magazine

o “Think Health, think Lovely Little Girls, think DNA. But don't think too hard. It wouldn't be right." - Sound & Fury

o ”Gay Beast are one of the few bands i've seen around that are seriously challenging the form and content of modern rock music. Their compositions and execution are ambitious and effective. A truly unique and weird band." -Weasel Walter


released May 26, 2009

Isaac Rotto / Guitar
Daniel Luedtke / Keyboards, Sax, Vocals
Angela Gerend / Drums, Electronics

Artwork by Daniel Luedtke


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