The Gulf

The Gulf

BandAlternativeRock

This Boston-based six piece explores a dreamy sonic landscape in their psychedelic debut "Chinatown", a darkly beautiful album that takes listeners from the circus to the cemetery -- often in the course of a single song.

Biography

In the tradition of the Pixies and Morphine, the Gulf is a Boston band breaking out. The story starts with the band “squatting” in a run-down Chinatown school building where they secretly changed the locks on an old storage room and converted it into a makeshift studio. Amazingly, the band used the room for nine months before being discovered, forcing the release of their debut album"Chinatown.”

The six-piece group explores a dreamy sonic landscape in their psychedelic debut, a darkly beautiful album that takes listeners from the circus to the cemetery -- often in the course of a single song. According to Insite Magazine, "The Gulf applies traditional roots instrumentation—pianos, guitars, lap steels, trumpets, cellos, violins—to atmospheric, neo-psychedelic compositions. Their eclecticism and ambitious approach to exploring the surreal outer-limits of the rock format recalls Pink Floyd, but where Floyd championed "space-rock," The Gulf is very much of this Earth. As atmospheric and expansive as their sound gets, at their core The Gulf are grounded; by the familiar, organic sounds of the acoustic instruments they use, by the do-it-yourself ethos of indie-rock, by their lyrics, dreamlike but rooted in raw emotion and earthy imagery."

The unveiling of “Chinatown” is the beginning of a worldwide effort to find support for promotion and distribution. The Gulf's epic live shows and a growing fanbase have made them regulars at top venues throughout the Northeast like the Lizard Lounge, Knitting Factory, The Middle East and John and Peters. The Gulf is now touring and playing to packed houses to promote "Chinatown". Discussions with several indie-labels and distributors are on-going.

Discography

"Chinatown" LP 2007
"Mind in a Helmet" EP 2005

Set List

Typical sets range from 40 minutes to 100 min. Enough original material for three full sets. Occasional covers.

Songs:
God's Machine Gun
Note To Garland
Princess
Missionary
Visions of Codeine
Wilma
View into Wall Scars
Tell Me It's Alright
Holy shit, I've got the blues
Waking
Third one tried
Get The Feeling
Nanny
Saxophone Man
Shot Simon
Nothing but Neon
Saxophone Man
Terminal Street
Chinatown
You Fell For It, Too
Shot Simon
Love Is Strange