The Holy Gasp will be playing House of Targ on November 30, 2017.
Here is the info about the song:
The first single off from their forthcoming second record. It’s written for a heck of a lot of musicians. They have been calling it “big band punk.”
Sebastian prefers “orchestral hardcore.” Kinda like the disgruntled millennial response to Green Day’s “Longview.”
They wrote it on Toronto Island, where they moved after Benjamin Hackman’s split with his ex-wife. Very depressed and real lonely at the time.
Most days Benjamin couldn’t get out of bed.
He lay there on stinked-up sheets, weeping… wishing for his old life back…
Benjamin needed to write it out, laugh at himself, take the edge off.
Divorce shocks the system, y’know.
It makes you ask a whole lotta questions about how you’re gonna live your life and who you’re gonna be in your post-married world.
You set out to build a future with someone, and when you call it quits on a marriage, you call it quits on that future too.
So you gotta rewrite yourself entirely.
Sebastian was real supportive. He just kept saying, “Write it out… make it as big as you need to… Benjamin figured out how to arrange it.” And he did. He found a way to get a big ol’ chambre ensemble to play punk, which is pretty funny if you think about it–in a Bugs-Bunny-in-tails kinda way.