VIDEO OF THE WEEK: GUSTAF 'CRUEL'




Brooklyn art punks Gustaf have released their highly anticipated debut album, Audio Drag For Ego Slobs via Royal Mountain Records. Following singles "Best Behavior", "Book" and "The Motions", the band are sharing a final video for album standout "Cruel" ahead of their supporting run with IDLES throughout the US.


With further dates planned with new Royal Mountain label-mates Pillow Queens, as well as California legends Osees, Audio Drag For Ego Slobs sees Gustaf staking their claim as New York’s “hardest working…and most reliably fun bands” (BrooklynVegan).


Vocalist Lydia Gammill expands on "Cruel", "When I started working out the lyrics for cruel, I liked the idea of someone getting mad at the sunlight for shining through their window. I wanted to play with the idea of someone victimizing themselves over a blessing. Ultimately "Cruel" became a ‘love’ song — or as it goes with a lot of Gustaf songs, an anti-love song."


She continues, "The protagonist in "Cruel" is unfairly upset at someone who gave them a glimpse of a good thing and then took it away. Now they’re left obsessing over the thrill of what could have been. They were content with what they already had, but once they knew something more was possible they became indignant over losing it. Selfishly musing that if they knew it would be like this, they would’ve rather not had the thing at all."


In support of the album Gustaf have an extensive itinerary of touring in the US, UK and Europe that will see them playing with IDLES, Pillow Queens and Osees. Full details can be found below.


Tour Dates

10/1 - Charlotte, NC - Snug Harbor

10/2 - Knoxville, TN - Mill and Mine

10/3 - Cincinatti, OH - MOTR Pub

10/4 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern

10/6 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club

10/7 - Saint Paul, MN - Palace Theatre #

10/8 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre #

10/9 - Detroit, MI - Saint Andrew's Hall #

10/10 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall #

10/12 - Boston, MA - House of Blues #

10/13 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore #

10/15 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 #

10/16 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 #

10/17 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club #

10/18 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club #

10/20 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel #

10/21 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom #

10/22 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade - Heaven Stage #

10/25 - Austin, TX - Stubb's #

10/26 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater #

10/27 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger #

11/2 - Birmingham, UK - The Sunflower Lounge $

11/3 - Bristol, UK - Rough Trade Bristol $

11/4 - London, UK - The Dome $

11/6 - Brighton, UK - Mutations Festival @ The Green Door Store

11/8 - Leeds, UK - Hyde Park Book Club $

11/9 - Manchester, UK - YES (Pink Room) $

11/10 - Liverpool, UK - Arts Club Loft $

11/11 - London, UK - The Windmill, Brixton

11/13 - Utrecht, NL - Le Guess Who Festival

11/14 - Kortrijk, BE - Sonic City Festival

11/14 - Brussels, BE - Witloof Bar

11/16 - Berlin, DE - Cassiopeia

11/17 - Haldern, DE - Haldern Pop Bar

11/18 - Paris, FR - Les Femmes S'en Melent @ Petit Bain

11/19 - Lille, FR - The Black Lab

11/20 - Luxembourg City, LU - Rotondes Klub

12/02 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar %

12/03 - Joshua Tree, CA - Pappy's %

12/08 - Seattle, WA - Barboza (Headline)

12/09 - Portland, OR - Bunk Bar (Headline)

12/18 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour *

12/19 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour *


# - supporting IDLES

$ - supporting Pillow Queens

% - co-headline w/ Kills Birds

* - supporting Osees


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