New York’s Newest Post-Punk Five-Piece has Arrived: Geese Unveil their Much-Hyped Debut Album, ‘Projector’
Geese is a band that begins and ends in Brooklyn, as a project between friends to build a home studio out of a basement. Their debut album, Projector, is born from the same ambition: make music by any means necessary. The songs were recorded with sneakers as mic stands and blankets draped over the amps, all within the afternoon following a school day, up until they ran the risk of noise complaints. As a result, Projector is as much a moment in time as it is an album. It represents five teenagers whose love of music touches every part of their lives: their restless anxiety about their futures, and their pent-up frustration with their present – a perspective all too familiar in today’s uncertain world. Perhaps then it only makes sense that the figure on the album cover was born from a dream: curiously alien, yet strangely familiar.
This past Friday marked the digital release of Projector (fear not vinyl collectors, the album will arrive on LP as well as CD and cassette on December 3rd – just hit the “Shop” button above to pre-order). On the eve of album release, the band announced that their two debut shows in London, as well as their Paris date had sold out. This news followed the band’s Brooklyn show which they played to full capacity in late August, might we add. Yep, Geese are flying high and are only getting started. (psst! Berliners, there are currently just a few tickets left for their show at Fluxbau, so we’d recommend you get yours quick – don’t say we didn’t warn you.)
Projector was written, produced, and recorded by Geese during their junior and senior years of high school at their home studio (a space they lovingly dub ‘The Nest’). Singer Cameron Winter would write each song, and then the band – guitarists Gus Green and Foster Hudson, bassist Dominic DiGesu, and drummer Max Bassin – would learn, practice, and record all in the time between the end of school and their hard 10 pm cut off when (in true NYC fashion) the neighbors would start complaining. Projector was mixed by Speedy Wunderground label boss Dan Carey (Squid, black midi, Fontaines D.C.).
Congratulations Geese, on a monumental debut.
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