Say Psych: Track Review: Gustaf – Mine

‘Mine’ is the debut single from Brooklyn art-punks Gustaf, who have just signed to Royal Mountain Records (US Girls, Wolf Parade, Pottery). It’s a chaotic, aggressive, and a compelling look at those people that have a false sense of entitlement.  

Formed in 2018, Gustaf have built a kind of buzz that feels like it comes from a different era. The art punk 5 piece have rapidly established a reputation as one of New York’s “hardest working…and most reliably fun bands” (Brooklyn Vegan), and excitement about their danceable, ESG-inspired post-punk has expanded outside of their city with remarkable effect despite their scant online presence. The band have found early champions in all quarters, catching the attention of luminaries like Beck – who had the band open for him at a secret loft party he played around the release of his latest album – the New York no wave legend James Chance, and have shared stages with buzzing indie acts like Omni, Tropical Fuck Storm, Dehd and Bodega, while word of mouth led to sell out shows when they played their first LA headline dates late last year.

With touring out of the picture for the foreseeable future, the band jumped into the studio with producer Chris Coady (Beach House, Future Islands, TV On The Radio). The first taste of those sessions comes in the form of ‘Mine’, an edgy number with a bass bite and provocative lyrics. If this is a taste of what’s to come, I think its far to say it’s gonna be exciting.

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