Trick Gum Shares New Single “Tim Dillon”
Trick Gum has dropped new single “Tim Dillon” via Planet Paulie. The project, comprised of Cousins Justin Raisen (acclaimed producer) and Jordan Benik (designer, songwriter for L.A. Cult Faves Sweaters) have been writing songs together for over a decade. Raisen and Benik were born two days apart, Justin in Miami where his father worked for YSL, Jordan in Chicago where his father was attending Moody Bible College with a major in Ancient Greek. Thick as thieves in their youth, the cousins decided to be a The Band and recorded over 80 songs in BayShore, NY, while clocked in at their no-show jobs for the Town of Oyster Bay Parks Dept.
The NYC kids loved them, so they decided to move to Los Angeles.Things fell apart soon afterwards, with Justin trying out a new role as a record producer while Jordan buckled down working full time at E! Entertainment. Passion separated them, but fate brought them back together. They were soon surprised to find themselves in a Meet-Cute for the ages at the Coffee Bean by the Albertsons on Hillhurst. Initial plans for a podcast went awry, and old wounds threatened to derail their new collaboration. Luckily, they were able to find common ground in their mutual desire to bring the softest hoodies to market. Ever restless, they decided not to move to Austin. Justin & Jordan would stick it out, watch their longtime favorite, Michael Jordan’s “Come Fly With Me” and make a “rock n roll record, like we used to,”… but this time… with hustle. You can’t resurrect what never died.
In their first three months the band has been highlighted in the Instagram stories of Jonah Hill and Ariel Rechtshaid, and both “Hot Rifle” and “Hurts to Be a Head” were selected by Iggy Pop to appear on the pre-taped and upcoming Sept. 3 episode of his Radio 6 music show. This new release marks the duo’s sixth single, with their debut LP Rack Up Your Debt set to release in the Fall of 2022.
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