“Barely” by Gulfer

Montreal Pop-punkers Gulfer, are now in their tenth year as a band. To celebrate, the band have shared a new double-single including the tracks “Barely,” and “Greetings”. Gulfer will be playing a run of North American dates with Pinegrove, starting July 21st in Montreal.

“Greetings” boasts inventive drumming and playfully intricate guitar to set the scene for a song that attempts to unpack the abundant contradictions and debaucheries that comprised our youth. There’s a hint of personal introspection in the lyrics, but singer/guitarist Vincent Ford avoids explicit resolution in favor of open-ended narration. On “Barely” the band’s impressionistic side emerges with an upbeat, pithy composition bookended by droning atmospherics. Exploring the transactional nature of so many of our relationships, singer/guitarist Joe Therriault uses “Barely” to speak on attempts at reciprocity of kindness that ultimately fall short in our over-transactionalized world.

Gulfer 2022 North American Dates

7/21 – Montreal, QC @ Le Studio TD*
7/22 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall*
7/23 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre*
7/25 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall*
7/26 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall*
7/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave*
7/29 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall*
7/30 – St Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall*
7/31 – Nashville, TN @ Drkmttr
8/1 – Indianapolis, IN @ Healer
8/2 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
8/3 – Pittsburgh, PH @ Mr. Roboto Project
8/4 – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar

*w/ Pinegrove

Order “Barely” and “Greetings” by Gulfer HERE