Now Playing: Gustaf – 'Mine'

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

(Photo by Adam Lempel)

Brooklyn art-punk band Gustaf has released their exhilarating first single 'Mine'. The release of the track coincides with news of their signing to Royal Mountain Records, the label behind such acts as Pottery, US Girls and Wolf Parade. They're also set to release 'Mine' on 7" on December 4th (pre-order it here). 

It might be Gustaf's first official single but they're not exactly newcomers, having received a bit of buzz over the past few years for their thrilling live shows in NYC. 

According to Gustaf's Lydia Gammill, the punchy number is about someone having a distorted sense of entitlement. "Someone who feels attacked or like they’re being pushed out of their own world and not getting the credit they deserve. Someone with a delusional sense of self whose anger and frustration is humorous like the superintendent in a college frat movie. The opening lines make it seem like the narrator is being criticizing by someone else and they’re retaliation is like 'you’ve got to be kidding me, you can’t say that about me! I invented water you punk!' …. sort of."

Get acquainted with Gustaf and their debut single 'Mine' below. 

Written by Amy Smolcic (@amysmolcic)

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