Montreal band Gulfer have shared their new single, “Heat Wave.” The second single, is off their forthcoming self-titled album, which is out on October 16th, via Royal Mountain Records and Topshelf Records, it follows last month’s “Forget (Friendly).”
Vocalist/guitarist Joseph Therriault explains: “”Heat Wave” is about how conversation and interpersonal interactions can be so performative. It’s about how people present an idealized version of themselves in many situations (myself included). This is something I’ve been noticing more and more as I get older and lose touch with old friends. In a way, the flip side of that coin is to draw attention to how important real friendships are.”
Incorporating elements of shoegaze and grunge, and drawing inspiration from their contemporaries Oso Oso and Prince Daddy and the Hyena, as well as bands like Glocca Morra, Algernon Cadwallader, and TTNG, Gulfer sees the Montreal-based band at their most refined. Thirteen tracks of intricate, dexterous, and incredibly fun, punk-inspired emo tunes.
Royal Mountain/Top Shelf
3. Nature Kids
4. Forget (Friendly)
6. Heat Wave
7. Mall Song
12. Trips and Falls
Gulfer are an emo band with math-rock leanings who have been around for almost 10 years, releasing two records (their most recent release, Dog Bless. Gulfer have shared the stage with PUP, Joyce Manor, Jeff Rosenstock, Foxing, Into It. Over It., Title Fight and more.
pre-order Gulfer here.