credit: Isobel Shirley
Grim Streaker plays the kind of loud, fast, abrasive punk that emerged in L.A. and D.C. in the early-80s, mixed with a dose of the snotty, mid-tempo punk of late-70s New York and London. The band’s sound lies somewhere between that of the Adolescents, the Dead Boys, X-Ray Spex and Fugazi.
Singer Amelia Bushell, guitarists Dan Peskin and Micah Weisberg, bassist Bill Dvorak and drummer Piyal Basu formed the band in late 2016 in Bushwick. Since then, the group has been making a name for itself in the venues and DIY spaces of Brooklyn, with live shows quickly becoming known for the wild stage antics of Bushell.
Grim Streaker released its first single, "Guts" in January 2017, produced by Mike Kutchman (Parquet Courts, WALL, Sharon Van Etten). Stereogum called the track, "one of those introductions that arrives fully formed while still promising even more to come."
Their debut EP "Girl Minority" was featured as Bandcamp's "Album of the Day" upon it's release in July 2017.
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