Following in the footsteps of New York’s finest like The Strokes and Parquet Courts, Geese are leading the charge in American post-punk.
Post-punk is alive and well in the 2020s. The resurgence, led primarily by bands in the UK, is clearly influencing young music makers like the Brooklyn quintet Geese. It is hard to imagine that a group of high schoolers could live up to the hype built around their debut LP, but Partisan Records (home of IDLES and Fontaines D.C.) can apparently spot compelling guitar music from a mile away. The buzzy band’s debut Projector is so mature in sound that you’d forget it was teenagers providing such impressive instrumentation. But as impressive and enthralling as the album is, it pales in comparison to their live delivery.
Watch Geese perform “Low Era” and “Fantasies / Survival” from Projector plus an improvisational “Untitled V” live at WNXP’s Sonic Cathedral.