Tidal has shared Grim Streaker’s video for the single “Miami Girl”, which is featured on their new EP ‘Girl Minority’. Prior to this track/video, the band shared the single “Psycho”, as well as a video for their stand-alone single “Guts”. ‘Girl Minority’ came out on Friday 7/7 and you can check it out on Tidal as well.
When talking about the video lead singer Amelia Bushell said,““I went to Miami with [guitarist] Dan [Peskin] recently, and this man just walked up to him, ripped his shirt off, punched his face and asked him if he wanted to die! The song is inspired by that kind of random, comically dumb violence — it’s a version of someone experiencing Miami to the fullest via some gruesome events. It’s fast-paced, all-out and go.”
Grim Streaker plays the kind of loud, fast, abrasive punk that emerged in L.A. and D.C. in the early-80s, mixed with a dose of the snotty, mid-tempo punk of late-70s New York and London. The band’s sound lies somewhere between that of the Adolescents, the Dead Boys, X-Ray Spex and Fugazi, with layers of guitar noise reminiscent of current bands like A Place to Bury Strangers, White Lung and METZ.
Singer Amelia Bushell, guitarists Dan Peskin and Micah Weisberg, bassist Bill Dvorak and drummer Piyal Basu formed the band in late 2016. Since then, the group has been making a name for itself in the venues and DIY spaces of Brooklyn, with live shows quickly becoming known for the wild stage antics of Bushell.
Grim Streaker released its first single, “Guts” in January, produced by Mike Kutchman (Parquet Courts, WALL, Sharon Van Etten). Stereogum calls the track “one of those introductions that arrives fully formed while still promising even more to come.”
Grim Streaker’s debut EP, ‘Girl Minority’, is a frenetic and powerful blast of punk, noise and post-punk, all rolled into 10 minutes of pounding drums, assaulting guitars and feral outbursts from lead vocalist Amelia Bushell.
The EP is a collection of songs that blur the lines between dramatic real-life experience and inventive surrealism in its lyrical content — charged with a tone of female empowerment and a touch of debauchery. ‘Girl Minority’ compels you to lose yourself in the wall of sound. The title of the EP references an ongoing issue in independent music — the lack of females in mostly male-dominated music scenes — also playing on the gender lineup of the band.
The EP was recorded at Diamond City Studios in early 2017. It was engineered and mixed by Ayad Al Adhamy and Joel Witenberg (Passion Pit, Cold Fronts, Surf Rock is Dead). Mastering by Mike Kutchman (Parquet Courts, WALL, Sharon Van Etten) at Kutch 1 Studios. Album artwork by Dan Peskin.
‘GIRL MINORITY’ – TRACKLISTING