Geese | photo by Daniel Topete
Geese drops angsty new single “Projector,” will play Johnny Brenda’s on their 2022 tour
Geese will do whatever it takes to make music. For their latest album, Projector, due out on October 29 via Partisan Records, the buzzing Brooklynites used sneakers as mic stands and draped blankets over amps. Recorded entirely in their basement, they embody the DIY or die ethos. Last week, the band shared the title track “Projector.” They also announced a string of tour dates, including a show at Johnny Brenda’s next year on March 11.
The track is terse and angular with a subtle aggression simmering beneath the surface. Frontperson Cameron Winter seems to sneer as he asks, “now I’m the only good man left on earth / so why don’t you want me?” With lyrics referencing sad rumors, slaughter, and computer wires, it has a tongue-in-cheek tone. Throughout the song, the band incorporates elements of math-rock that make their rebellion comes off as calculated. The guitar riff was the first thing that Geese wrote for the album and inspired the rest of the record the band said in a statement.
“When the song was finished, it became 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.”
Tickets for their show at Johnny Brenda’s are on sale now, more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Stream “Projector” below.