The Gossip

The Gossip

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“The Gossip delivers, in its purest, most distilled form, more of what’s needed in the current rock landscape: Balls. Soul. Passion” (Venus). Time Out New York calls The Gossip “a dance imperative”.

Biography

The first thing that strikes you is the rhythm. The Gossip have been making punks dance since they debuted 5 years ago, long before dance punk existed. Soulful and jagged, you can hear everything from Dischord to Motown in Brace’s playing. Now, with the addition of new drummer Hannah Blilie (Shoplifting, ex-Chromatics) they have a new thundering beat for the kids to dance to on the corners and in the clubs.

The next thing that smacks you is Beth’s voice, all the guttural blues of the South is in that inimitable instrument. It resonates with the confidence that is in her lyrics asking people to hold on just a little bit longer, re-assuring the youth that there are others out there, and spitting in the face of all who say otherwise!

"Standing in the Way of Control", their third album, was recorded by Guy Picciotto (Fugazi) at Seattle’s Bear Creek. From heartbreakers like "Coal to Diamonds" to the anthemic title track, released as a single with a Le Tigre remix, the band is unafraid to put it all out there and take their audience to new places. This is the sound of a band destroying and surpassing all expectations placed on them.

Discography

Future:
Listen Up! Remix EP (Kill Rock Stars) 8/22/06
our band could be yr wife DVD (interviews, skits, live shows & 10 music videos)

Past:
Australian tour only 7"/cdep (popfrenzy)
Gossip/Le Tigre 12" (Kill Rock Stars) 10/11/05
Standing in the Way of Control LP/CD (Kill Rock Stars) 1/24/06
Movement CD/LP (Kill Rock Stars) 5/6/03
Arkansas Heat 10"/CDEP (Kill Rock Stars) 5/7/02
thats not what i heard CD/LP (Kill Rock Stars) 1/23/01

Compilations:
Night School "Snake Appeal" (Kill Rock Stars) 6/3/03
Mollie's Mix "777595577@!!!" (Kill Rock Stars) 1/21/02
Turbo's Tunes "Got All This Waitin" (Kill Rock Stars) 1/23/01
KRS Video Fanzine DVD - 7/12/05
Real Damage 7" Gossip/Tracy and the Plastics (Dim Mak)
Undead in NYC CD/LP (Dim Mak)
Self-Titled 4 song EP CD/7" (K Records)
Home Alive II: Flying Sidekick CD "I Want It (To Write)" (Broken Rekkids)