“Flash” Gauche

Gauche have released a new video for “Flash.” The track is taken from their forthcoming release, A People’s History of Gauche, out July 12. Drummer Daniele Yandel (also of Priests) takes lead vocals. Recorded by Austin Brown of Parquet Courts and Ex Hex collaborator Jonah Takagi. A People’s History of Gauche was recorded by Austin Brown of Parquet Courts and Ex Hex collaborator Jonah Takagi. The band will be taking the album on the road starting July 26, in Richmond, VA.

Director Alex Edelmann:

The “Flash” video is connected to the “Conspiracy Theories” video by the camera I filmed them both with, a VHS Reporter, and through a location, the National Park Seminary. “Conspiracy Theories” and “Flash” are fraternal twins, very close but different in outlook. I’ve loved Gauche for a long time; they were a staple on the college radio show I hosted, and being able to work with them now has been so wonderful.

Daniele from Gauche:

The flash of a camera flattens a scene. It makes the colors pop, but it also makes reality 2D. To see true depth, you have to wait for your eyes to adjust to the darkness. You can’t cheat time. That’s what a flash is: a way of cheating time and vision, and like all attempts to cheat, it cheapens the experience. It distorts the depth and detail of the scene captured. To truly take it in, you have to wade into the darkness and wait. Slowly, the scene lightens of its own accord, and the shadows appear. Shadows reveal truth. Shadows are how you see when you’re really in it.

The enormity of this world, our experiences, can only be inferred, implied by the edges of the frame. All that minutiae that the shadows draw out in layers upon layers suggest their smallness but also their ubiquity, their countless repetition in so many other scenes beyond this one just out of view. It is the shadows, the edges, the things that block and obscure our view, that show us the most. The elevated view, the flash, the horizon, the lines that lead onward—they are the things that deceive.

Gauche undoubtedly make art, but their guiding tenet is craft. “When I say that, I mean in the sense that Art with a capital A is thought of as something rarefied, something outside the context of everyday life, outside of everyone’s grasp or potential,” expounds Daniele. “That sense of craft, of something you return to every day and is valuable because it is something you share in common with all people, is how I think of music. Well, good music at least.”

Live Dates

Jul 26 Richmond, VA – Gallery 5
Jul 27 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle (MRG30) [SOLD OUT]
Jul 28 Athens, GA – The World Famous
Jul 29 Birmingham, AL – The Firehouse
Jul 30 New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
Jul 31 Houston, TX – Satellite Bar
Aug 01 Brownsville, TX – Carlotta K Petrina Cultural Center
Aug 02 Austin, TX – Hotel Vegas
Aug 03 Dallas, TX – Transit Bicycle Co.
Aug 05 Albuquerque, NM –Sister
Aug 06 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
Aug 07 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
Aug 08 San Diego, CA – The Whistle Stop
Aug 09 Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Bar
Aug 10 Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
Aug 11 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
Aug 12 Seattle, WA – Barboza
Aug 13 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore
Aug 16 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
Aug 17 Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
Aug 18 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
Aug 19 Detroit, MI – Deluxx Fluxx
Aug 20 Toronto, ON – The Baby G
Aug 22 Montreal, QC – Casa del Popolo
Aug 23 Providence, RI – AS220
Aug 24 Brooklyn, NY – Alphaville
Aug 25 Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA
Aug 26 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery