NEW MUSIC: Anxiety Has Never Sounded So Good On Ganser’s ‘Audrey EP’ #SoundCheck

February 26, 2016

The beauty of post-punk is the way it translates anxieties and fears into something compelling. On Ganser’s latest EP, the band makes anxiety their art form. 3 songs; tied together by that most-modern-of anxieties: the fear of missing out. Both the title track and “Battery” plum the depths of anxiety in search of beauty. Co-lead singers Nadia Garofalo and Alicia Gaines sing with a disaffected moan that’s somehow inexplicably passionate in its disaffection. The final track finds the band exploring early electronica through a lens of Vince Clarke-era Depeche Mode. It’s a strange unexpected turn to close out an otherwise driving suite; leaving you feeling disoriented and unsafe, but somehow longing to replay it. But then, that’s kind of what social anxiety does, isn’t it?

By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK contributor