Review: Gold Trash "Weird Cities"

With a clear intention of taking no prisoners, Gold Trash’s EP Weird Cities opens with a raw energy incorporating electronic, pop and at times punk sensibilities. This is perhaps best embodied in the opening track “Facts,” where the heady refrain states, “I’m scared of everything and everybody dies,” over a pounding bassline with the lyrics being unapologetically propelled into your brain.

They keep up their momentum throughout the album, even when switching to a more down-tempo beat. “Quiet Violence” is the perfect soundtrack to a stoney, rainy day, with a more minimal approach that allows the group to play with sonic instrumentation. Following in quick pursuit, “Edgelord” evokes a comparison to the band Warpaint; with edge-filled lyrics over a simple, driving beat the track embodies a mood all of us know so well.

Hailing from New York, you can listen to Weird Cities in full, as well as their other work, on the electroclash group’s Bandcamp.


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