Brooklyn 5-piece Geese have shared the driving, prog-indebted much hyped debut album Projector (out via Partisan / Play It Again Sam). The new single 'Projector' is accompanied by a visualizer directed by Alden Volney.
Frontman Cameron Winter says of the song: "The opening riff on 'Projector' was the first thing we ever wrote for the record. When the song was finished, it became a jumping off point for the rest of the album. We liked it because it was something decidedly different from the music we had been writing up to that point. Though we didn’t know it then, it’s fitting that 'Projector' became the title track on the record; it’s the song that ushered in the album’s sound."
Geese is a band that begins and ends in Brooklyn, as a project between friends to build a home studio out of a basement. Projector is born from the same ambition: make music by any means necessary. The album’s nine songs merge all the restless anxiety and pent-up frustration of trying to figure out life at 18 with a wall-of-sound immediacy and looseness. Equal parts headphones and dancefloor. Curiously alien, yet strangely familiar.
The album was written, produced, and recorded by Geese during their junior and senior years of high school at their home studio (a space they lovingly dub ‘The Nest’). Singer Cameron Winter would write each song, and then the band - guitarist Gus Green, guitarist Foster Hudson, bassist Dom DiGesu, and drummer Max Bassin - would learn, practice, and record all in the time between the end of school and their hard 10pm cutoff when (in true NYC fashion) the neighbours would start complaining. Projector was mixed by Dan Carey (Squid, black midi, Fontaines D.C.). The band have previously shared Projector highlights 'Disco' & 'Low Era', which both earned critical acclaim.
PRAISE FOR GEESE
"One of the year's best guitar debuts."
"'Much-hyped Brooklyn band' might be a phrase not heard since 2010, but Geese fit the bill."
"'Disco' justifies the word-of-mouth buzz surrounding this band...after an opening blast this compelling, we'll be keeping a close eye on Geese's flight pattern going forward."