8 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

This artfully discombobulated quintet evoke the ecstatic vitality of experimentalists like Melt-Banana and Deerhoof on their fifth album. Intense pleasure-pushing is a theme both sonic and lyrical: On “Multibeast TV,” lead vocalist Kassie Carlson barks “Chocolate! Cinnamon! Sugar! Eat it!” over the sort of hard, in-the-pocket leftfield funk DFA is known for. Multipart ramshackle raves like “Grass Shack" find the New York crew blending tough tribal rhythms with post-punk derangement and loads of cowbell. The power-poetics and wild beats reach a shuddering, Beefheart-ian climax in "Doll Face on the Calico Highway."

EDITORS’ NOTES

This artfully discombobulated quintet evoke the ecstatic vitality of experimentalists like Melt-Banana and Deerhoof on their fifth album. Intense pleasure-pushing is a theme both sonic and lyrical: On “Multibeast TV,” lead vocalist Kassie Carlson barks “Chocolate! Cinnamon! Sugar! Eat it!” over the sort of hard, in-the-pocket leftfield funk DFA is known for. Multipart ramshackle raves like “Grass Shack" find the New York crew blending tough tribal rhythms with post-punk derangement and loads of cowbell. The power-poetics and wild beats reach a shuddering, Beefheart-ian climax in "Doll Face on the Calico Highway."

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About Guerilla Toss

Combining elements of jazz, noise, no wave, psychedelia, punk, and funk in alternately calming and chaotic ways, Guerilla Toss features the core duo of vocalist Kassie Carlson and drummer Pete Negroponte. Aided by guitarist Arian Shaifee and a cast of bassists, keyboardists, and percussionists, Carlson and Negroponte formed Guerilla Toss in Boston in 2011 and began performing and recording prolifically, issuing releases on labels including Feeding Tube, Spooky Town, and Sludgesicle. The band's self-titled debut album arrived in 2013 on Tzadik, with Gay Disco appearing later that year on NNA Tapes. After releasing a trio of EPs and embarking on a European tour in 2014, Guerilla Toss resurfaced in Brooklyn in 2015 and announced that they had signed to DFA Records. The three-song Flood Dosed EP was their debut for the label, with the full-length Eraser Stargazer arriving in March 2016. The group delivered their second album for DFA, the LSD-inspired GT Ultra, in May 2017. ~ Heather Phares

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