“Bushell’s voice sounds nothing like a beach day in Miami, either. She’s more like Exene and the White Stripes’ unholy love child than anything else.” – Tidal
” This Brooklyn-based five-piece kicks more than its fair share of ass, and the proof is in the pudding. In this case, the pudding is ‘Psycho,’ a ferocious new single from their upcoming Girl Minority EP.” – The 405
“The five-piece has staged a remarkable ascent since their formation late last year, amassing a reputation as one of the hardest-working bands in Brooklyn’s DIY circuit. Anyone who witnesses their caterwauling live show stands a good chance of leaving the venue dripping with sweat, baptized in the chalice of chaos.” – CLRVYNT
“The video is pure bliss for those of us who prefer live music, as they are clearly a band that thrives on stage. “Guts” is sweaty and beautiful… and just might encourage you to check them out live.” – Impose
Tidal has shared Grim Streaker’s video for the single “Miami Girl”, which is featured on their new EP ‘Girl Minority’. Prior to this track/video, the band shared the single “Psycho”, as well as a video for their stand-alone single “Guts”. ‘Girl Minority’ came out on Friday 7/7 and you can check it out on Tidal as well.
When talking about the video lead singer Amelia Bushell said,““I went to Miami with [guitarist] Dan [Peskin] recently, and this man just walked up to him, ripped his shirt off, punched his face and asked him if he wanted to die! The song is inspired by that kind of random, comically dumb violence — it’s a version of someone experiencing Miami to the fullest via some gruesome events. It’s fast-paced, all-out and go.”
Grim Streaker plays the kind of loud, fast, abrasive punk that emerged in L.A. and D.C. in the early-80s, mixed with a dose of the snotty, mid-tempo punk of late-70s New York and London. The band’s sound lies somewhere between that of the Adolescents, the Dead Boys, X-Ray Spex and Fugazi, with layers of guitar noise reminiscent of current bands like A Place to Bury Strangers, White Lung and METZ.
Singer Amelia Bushell, guitarists Dan Peskin and Micah Weisberg, bassist Bill Dvorak and drummer Piyal Basu formed the band in late 2016. Since then, the group has been making a name for itself in the venues and DIY spaces of Brooklyn, with live shows quickly becoming known for the wild stage antics of Bushell.
Grim Streaker released its first single, “Guts” in January, produced by Mike Kutchman (Parquet Courts, WALL, Sharon Van Etten). Stereogum calls the track “one of those introductions that arrives fully formed while still promising even more to come.”
TOUR DATES July 16 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Well (Out In The Streets Fest) July 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Sunnyvale Aug. 11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bazaar w/ Hank & Cupcakes, Sharkmuffin
Grim Streaker’s debut EP, ‘Girl Minority’, is a frenetic and powerful blast of punk, noise and post-punk, all rolled into 10 minutes of pounding drums, assaulting guitars and feral outbursts from lead vocalist Amelia Bushell.
The EP is a collection of songs that blur the lines between dramatic real-life experience and inventive surrealism in its lyrical content — charged with a tone of female empowerment and a touch of debauchery. ‘Girl Minority’ compels you to lose yourself in the wall of sound. The title of the EP references an ongoing issue in independent music — the lack of females in mostly male-dominated music scenes — also playing on the gender lineup of the band.
The EP was recorded at Diamond City Studios in early 2017. It was engineered and mixed by Ayad Al Adhamy and Joel Witenberg (Passion Pit, Cold Fronts, Surf Rock is Dead). Mastering by Mike Kutchman (Parquet Courts, WALL, Sharon Van Etten) at Kutch 1 Studios. Album artwork by Dan Peskin.
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