credit: Kirsten Miccoli

Ganser - Buio

“Done right, post-punk can still fray nerves.” - Jon Pareles, New York Times

Ganser combines post-punk workmanship and noise rock tendencies, inspired by cinematic visuals and imagist language. Equal parts Space Odyssey and Ghost World, this Chicago-based band channeled anxiety’s heightened state to absurd ends on their debut Odd Talk, released to favorable coverage from The New York Times, Billboard, Stereogum, and other publications while sharing stages with groups like Viagra Boys, Girl Band, and Daughters.

Building on their dissociative disorder namesake, their music is sometimes frenzied, sometimes contemplative, probing on questions of self-actualization and change on their upcoming follow up.

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Genre: Rock
Subgenre: Post-Punk
From: Chicago, IL