COVER IMAGE
LP released: Jul 12, 2019

Tracklisting:
1. Flash
2. Cycles
3. Pay Day
4. Surveilled Society
5. Copper Woman
6. Running
7. Boom Hazard
8. Dirty Jacket
9. History
10. Rent (V.)
11. Rectangle
GAUCHE
A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF GAUCHE
Label: MERGE RECORDS
Cat No: MRG683LP
Barcode: 673855068312
Packaging: LP Regular

On July 12, Washington, DC's Gauche will release A People's History of Gauche, a collective catharsis of anger, frustration, and trauma through creativity. Jason P Barnett, Adrienne CN Berry, Mary Jane Regalado, Pearie Sol, and Daniele Yandel find their agency and joy through creating and performing music together in 36 minutes of groove-filled power punk.When asked about the genesis of the title of their Merge debut, Daniele cited this definition: "A people's history, or history from below, is an account of events from the perspective of common people rather than leaders, the story of mass movements and of outsiders." It's a fitting title for an album that tackles such heavy topics as anxiety, capitalism and colonialization, and healing ancestral traumas, as well as dismantling and dissecting patriarchy, creating beauty in the face of oppressive forces, and resisting exploitation. These are vital songs manifested in a celebratory manner, created quickly through the group's self-proclaimed "Gauche magic."Gauche undoubtedly make art, but their guiding tenet is craft. "When I say that, I mean in the sense that Art with a capital A is thought of as something rarefied, something outside the context of everyday life, outside of everyone's grasp or potential," expounds Daniele. "That sense of craft, of something you return to every day and is valuable because it is something you share in common with all people, is how I think of music. Well, good music at least."Gauche bring us music and movement and struggle and light, and now it is our job to dance!

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