Gang Signs Announce Debut LP for File Under: Music
Published Aug 05, 2015It's been a big day for Vancouver musician Peter Ricq. After premiering the puppet-heavy new video for his Humans project's "Ennio" single earlier today through Exclaim!, his new wave outfit Gang Signs have now revealed details behind a forthcoming LP release. Their Geist goes live October 2 through File Under: Music.
The record follows the project's self-titled EP from 2012, with a press release noting that the full-length debut is "an exercise in cinematic new wave."
It's further explained by guitarist/vocalist Ricq that, on the whole, the 10-songs that make up Geist were "written and demoed within four hours." The key thing from there, apparently, is for he, drummer Adam Fink and keyboardist/vocalist Matea Sarenac to lock into a danceable groove.
Ricq clarified, "They are purposefully written in a traditional verse, chorus, verse format, and to really make the cut they must make you want to move."
To tease the set, the band have unveiled a music video for "Mate," which stars Vancouver rap figure Tommy Genesis. You'll find a stream of the clip below, courtesy of Stereogum.
Though the date details have yet to be unveiled, a North American tour behind Geist is in the works. For now, they'll join Fucked Up and DOOMSQUAD for a show at Vancouver's WISE Hall on August 22.
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