Yep, my band released our first full-length this year. We’d booked support dates around the southeast and had a true PR plan in place, but had to drastically change our strategy after COVID shutdowns and later, as more protests for social justice took place.
GFATS is a nine-piece band (horns, auxiliary percussion, keys + four-piece rock band) and the rock-focused album brings our big, live sound to the stereo. We tracked to tape (with some digital overdubs) and made other technical and artistic decisions knowing we’d release it on vinyl.
Overall, “southern, soulful rock” is probably the best description we got from press. We’ve been compared to The Dead, Peter Gabriel, Little Feat, North Mississippi Allstars and of course Phish. I like to describe us as a rock band branched from improvisational rhythm and blues music, as that tends to cover the overall sound.
You can stream it and read more about it here: www.GFATS.com
*N.B. - I chose not to further delve into how unbelievably terrible it’s been for local or unsigned musicians this year because I think we all are more than aware at this point, and it’s frankly depressing as hell.