Good to Die Records are thrilled beyond all measure to announce the release of Hold Me…But Not So Tight the new album by power (bottom?) trio Gaytheist. Set for a worldwide release on May 21st – on vinyl, of course – the new full-length finds the three-piece staying the course with an abundance of punchy riffage, huge drums, and Jason Rivera’s arch, limp-wristed take on life and love.
Gaytheist recorded Hold Me… in a whirlwind session earlier this year at Interlace Audio with Stealth Beats producer Stephan Hawkes. Don’t let the brevity of their efforts give the impression that the album will sound rushed and half-assed. Rather, it’s a testament to the tight musicianship between front man and guitarist Jason Rivera and his crack rhythm section Nickolis Parks (drums) and Tim Hoff (bass). Gaytheist is as lean and mean as ever on these 12 songs.
Album: Hold Me…But Not So Tight
Label: Good to Die Records
Release Date: May 21st, 2013
Format: LP / Digital
1. Starring in “The Idiot”
2. The Restoration
3. Stomach Pains
4. 60 Easy Payments
5. Dopple & The Gang
7. Spread ’em
8. Elderly Assassin
10. Contest of Competence
11. Wisdom of the Asshole
12. Into the Trap
You want a piece of the action? Of course you do. Gaytheist have unleashed lead single “MANhattan” on their Bandcamp page as part of a digital single to keep the appetites of their fans good and whetted.
Want to hear more? I can’t blame you if you do. Get in touch with us and we’ll shoot out a digital promo of Hold Me…
The band is available for long-lead interviews surrounding the new album, and we are very interested in talking with you about premiering tracks on blogs and websites. Again, shoot us an e-mail if you’re interested.
While we’re at it, here are Gaytheist’s upcoming live performances. If you’ve never seen the band live, you need to make that a priority. They’ll blow your hair back, blow out your eardrums, and leave you begging for more.
Mar 24th: w/ Federation X, Rabbits, Nasalrod @ Ash Street, PDX
April 5th: w/ Drunk Dad, Hidden Towers (BC), Crag Dweller @ East End, PDX
April 13th: ‘Mo Wave Queer Music Festival w/ Team Dresch & more @ Chop Suey, Seattle
May 22nd: Record Release Show w/ Red Fang @ White Owl Social Club, PDX
“Your mom, your daddy, and that one person you like from the grocery store?
They’re all gaytheists. Oh, and you are too for that matter.”
“Armed with a rumbling low end, spasming drums, concrete slabs of guitar and
darkly hysterical lyrics expressing a general disdain for humanity, the group has
actually been cattle-prodding the underbelly of the local music scene.”
“Jason Rivera might be the most sharply dressed man ever to front a band
capable of leveling a city block.”
-The Portland Mercury
“They are the musical version of Shark Week, a super predator hidden by deceptively
“Jesus, Gaytheist. You’ve rendered me speechless…some of the most creative
shred I’ve ever heard out of Portland.”
-The Seattle Passive-Aggressive
“Jesus fuck a walrus, this band is amazing.”