Gulfer Announce New Album 'Third Wind'

It marks the Montreal band's first record predominantly penned by vocalist Joseph Therriault

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Jan 17, 2024

Montreal emo revivalists Gulfer are back with their fourth full-length, previewed by new single "Too Slow."

Their first record predominantly written by vocalist Joseph Therriault, Third Wind gets blown in on the breeze on February 28 via Topshelf Records. It follows the band's 2020 self-titled offering and features the late 2023 single "Clean" as the opening track.

While "Clean" was a foray into a lighter, jangle-pop lustre, "Too Slow" goes off in another direction entirely — evolving from raw, relentless pop-punk into a drum and bass outro. In a statement, Gulfer said of the song:

"Too Slow" is a reflection on burnout and the desire to alleviate the pressure that comes with it. The music video centres around a runner who is meant to symbolize the urgency being conveyed by the energy and tempo of the song. Broadly speaking, the goal of the video was to lean into the surreal, and to weave a loose storyline that transcended the normative music video narrative. We also spent the entire 10-hour shoot fighting below 0 temperatures, mostly notably with our drummer Julien being the star of the second half of the video.

Check out that video below, and keep scrolling for the album tracklist.

Third Wind:

1. Clean
2. Heartshape
3. Cherry Seed
4. Drainer
5. Too Slow
6. No Brainer
7. Motive
8. Prove
9. Vacant Spirit
10. Talk All Night

Pre-order Third Wind.

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