Tuesday, 20 October 2015

G.L.O.S.S.


Ok, so this is a band that have recently gained a ton of attention for all the wrong reasons. You've probably seen their name pop up on a few major news sites (Stereogum, Pitchfork, etc.) because of a series of tweets that were sent out by Whirr, essentially making fun of this band for having a transgender member and writing songs with a strong feminist/gender equality (in the truest sense) agenda. Basically, Whirr were being transphobic assholes. They got dropped by Run For Cover and Graveface because of it, and rightfully so. They've got a reputation online for being, well, assholes. And they don't seem very sorry about it at all. But not to focus too much on that, since there is one great thing that came out of that whole ordeal, and that's the attention G.L.O.S.S. have been getting, since they released a truly kickass demo earlier this year.

G.L.O.S.S. (Girls Living Outside Society's Shit) are a five-piece punk/hardcore band from Olympia, Washington that put out their debut demo in January this year. In five songs, they've got a lot to fucking say. They target social gender roles with the agenda of Bikini Kill and the aggression of Discharge, a match that could not be more perfect. They've got some great hooks to compliment their messages, but never stray from the fact that these songs are angry first and foremost. It's a great demo from a band that will hopefully continue to develop into a positive musical and political force. I don't normally care much about what "punk" is, but if I had to point to something and decide "yeah, that's punk", this band would probably be it. Angry, youth in revolt that cut through the bullshit and say what they need to say. Also, not to bring it up again, but it's a great "fuck you" to Whirr and those with the same mindset, and it was released even before those comments were made. I suppose "haters make us famous" is oddly accurate in this case, and thankfully so much more good has come out of it. So give this band a listen, they've got something worth saying, and enjoy.

1. G.L.O.S.S. (We're From The Future)
2. Masculine Artifice
3. Outcast Stomp
4. Lined Lips And Spiked Bats
5. Targets Of Men

1. Give Violence A Chance
2. Out From The Desk
3. Fight
4. We Live
5. Trans Day Of Revenge

9 comments:

  1. shitty thing that happened. shame too, i actually enjoyed Whirr's music no matter how cookie cutter it was

    anyway this demo rules, thanks for the post

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  2. Still love whirr lol, their music is better than this bands anyway (personal preference) cant people just enjoy a band for the music they make not for the fact that theyre complete cunts?

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  3. hey so I think this band sucks and that the members are gross looking, that means I'm a transphobic shitlord, right tumblr?

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  4. I frequent your blog every once in a while and your discographies are to die for. Thank you for introducing me to this band, cause I just fell in love. I'd absolutely kill to see them live!

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  5. transphobic is def a word I will never utter good lord is that really a thing? I'm the type of dude (in the binary sense of course) who will share a bathroom with anyone but this PC punk thing has got to die down someday right? It's always just a scene trend anyway.

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  6. G.L.O.S.S. members should thank Nick for making their horribly average hardcore band "famous" in the scene. I'm pretty sure that not many people would listen to them if they weren't trans

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    1. cool thanks for your input it means a lot

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    2. I know it does. You're welcome.

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