Greet Death, Flower Crown, Gaadge
Greet Death (from Flint, MI)
Latest album "New Hell" on Deathwish Inc.
with special guests
Flower Crown https://flowercrownmusic.bandcamp.com/
and Gaadge https://gaadge.bandcamp.com/
Sunday October 10 9 pm doors $8 advance/$10 door 21 + show
Spirit Lodge 242 51st St Lawrenceville Pittsburgh, PA
Tickets on sale online at Brown Paper Tickets, and Jerry's Records (Squirrel Hill)
Greet Death (from Flint, Michigan) sing about the debilitating heaviness of depression and anxiety through a bludgeoning conglomerate of shoegaze, grunge and slowcore.
After gaining an unexpected underground following from their 2017 debut "Dixieland" on the Flesh and Bone label, the trio signed to Deathwish Inc. for their exceptional 2019 album "New Hell", then did a month-long tour opening for Deafheaven. The band was featured as one of Alternative Press's "10 up-and-coming artists from Detroit you need to know."
The trio consists of Sam Boyhtari (bass), Logan Gaval (guitar) and drummer Jim Versluis. Gaval and Boyhtari met in first grade in the tiny town of Davisburg, MI, 45 minutes from both Detroit and Ann Arbor. Their high-school band sounded like indie-surf a la Surfer Blood, Best Coast and Wavves, but entering college, they started making improvisational no-wave music like Swans.
In the thick of that era, they played a show with the Indiana doom-gaze band Cloakroom and recalibrated their approach to songwriting. Gaval began to draw inspiration from the guitar style of 90s acts like Smashing Pumpkins and Humbut with a specific emphasis on strong melodies.
"Dixieland" arrived in 2017. Despite its slight scatteredness, their sound was defined, the production was terrific, and its lyrics constructed the world the band would write more vividly about on "New Hell". However, even though Dixieland found a small yet dedicated audience, Boyharti and Gaval were working dead-end fast food jobs that they loathed because of the crushing monotony.
Now, a few months after the release of "New Hell," the band are cautiously optimistic that things are getting better. Since they wrote the album, they got a record deal and went on a few promising tours. Even in the brutally pessimistic lyrics on the album, Gaval thinks theres optimism to be found.
The art that means the most to me is the shit that makes me feel less alone, he says. So my goal is to translate that and turn what Im feeling into something that helps someone else, and hopefully inspire them to make something themselves. Because I think one of the functions of art is to inspire more art.
Spirit Lodge (View)
242 51st Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|