Geese is a band from Brooklyn, New York consisting of 18 year olds Cameron Winter (vocals), Gus Green (guitar), Foster Hudson (guitar), Max Bassin (drums), and Dom DiGesu (bass). While mostly sticking to various shades of rock music and psychedelia, Geese also experiments extensively with electronics and sample-based music.
After building a recording studio in Max’s basement and spending four months writing, recording, mixing and mastering, the band emerged with their debut LP, Projector.
Over the album’s 9 tracks, the band uses walls of sound, glistening synthesizers & strings, and emotive vocals to create lush, accessible rock arrangements.
The lead single, “Low Era”, touches on themes of anxiety and self-pity, in a facetious, falsetto croon. The math-rock inspired track “Exploding House” vents the fears of adulthood and builds on the eruptive opener “Rain Dance” which considers death and old age. Despite moments of urgency and questioning there are moments that ring more triumphant like the winding “Fantasies / Survival” and soaring closing track “Opportunity is Knocking”.
In a world where the future seems increasingly unpredictable, Projector serves as Geese’s effort to distill some of the anger and horror of 2020 into 41 minutes. Some songs are explosive and cathartic, others are soft and harmonious. They’re all pretty good. Have a listen!