Austin, Texas-based Gentlemen Rogues are sharing their newest LP, A History Of Fatalism, and you can take a first listen right here at New Noise.
The four-piece band draw inspiration from U.K. legends like The Jam, XTC, The Smiths, and Teenage Fanclub, along with American indie icons like The Replacements, Sugar, Jawbreaker, and Superchunk. All the while, Gentlemen Rogues look to celebrate their own brand of guitar pop infused with punk-inflected energy, polished and precise songwriting, and razor-sharp hooks.
They’ve shred the stage with a number of diverse musical outfits, such as Bob Mould Superchunk, Lemonheads, Smoking Popes, Ultimate Fakebook, Field Music, Mrs Magician, Field Day (Dag Nasty), and The Dandy Warhols.
Their new album, A History of Fatalism, was released in partnership with Snappy Little Numbers and Rocket hearts Records, with Gentlemen Rogues blending lush, lyrical, and instrumental textures resulting in a sonic cocktail sure to delight the ears of the masses.
Gentlemen Rogues’ Danny Dunlap chats more about the album:
“A History of Fatalism includes 10 tracks that traverse punky, guitar-driven, indie-rock and integrates a lyrical polarity of ‘heart on the sleeve’ candor and tongue-in-cheek facetiousness. We’d like to think that A History of Fatalism would sit comfortably filed in-between your Superchunk and Superdrag records. Unless, of course, you alphabetize your record collection. Then you’d have it shelved in the completely wrong place.”
A History of Fatalism was recorded by Kevin Butler and Stuart Sikes (White Stripes, Jets to Brazil) at Test Tube Audio and Big Orange studios, respectively, Dunlap notes.
“Sonically speaking, these guys really knocked it out of the park! That ball must have then landed in Wrigley Field, or something, because Matthew Barhart handled the vinyl mastering at Chicago Mastering Service. A History of Fatalism is released in partnership by Snappy Little Numbers (Denver, Colorado) and Rocket Heart Records (Seattle, Washington) and was pressed on opaque yellow and transparent red vinyl. We chose these vinyl colors to compliment the brilliant artwork that our friends Lindsey Taylor and Jason Lochner contributed to the record.”
Dunlap concludes, “With all of these factors in place, we’re unsure if A History of Fatalism looks better than it sounds or sounds better than it looks? It might be too close to make that call. In all seriousness, and at risk of sounding up our own arses, we’re really proud of this record and are excited for people to hear it!”
Stream A History Of Fatalism here:
Photo courtesy of Daniel Fried