The Gossip- Standing in the Way of Control

The Gossip- Standing in the Way of Control

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Label: Kill Rock Stars

Released 2006

The third album from punk rock dance squad THE GOSSIP, and the band's most realized effort to date. Ten hot tracks rocked with driving rhythms propelled by new drummer HANNAH BLILIE (SHOPLIFTING, ex-CHROMATICS), jagged and soulful riffs, and singer BETH's guttural Southern blues vocal style. T he first thing that strikes you is the rhythm. The GOSSIP have been making punks dance since they debuted five years ago, long before dance punk existed. Soulful and jagged, you can hear everything from Dischord to Motown. The vocals resonate with the confidence of the lyrics, asking people to hold on just a little bit longer, reassuring youth that there are others out there, and spitting in the face of all who say otherwise. Their third album was recorded by Guy Picciotto (FUGAZI). This is the sound of a band destroying and surpassing all expectations placed on them.