At the intersection of blustery punk and emo-tinted math rock, you’ll find four French Canadian weirdos who play under the moniker Gulfer in Montreal, Quebec.
Since forming in December of 2011, they have released splits with bands like Fago.Sepia, Lions, Kit Fisto, and Del Paxton, while having toured throughout Canada, the US, Europe, and Japan with bands such as Sport, Tiny Moving Parts, I Kill Giants, Giraffes? Giraffes!, Vasudeva, and Pinegrove. Despite not having a single member with a driver's license, they've managed to do lot of travelling!
Their second record, Dog Bless, sees the band building upon their established recipe of gruff vocals, driving—but intricate—rhythms, and bright, bubbling melodies. The result is an adventurous listen, peppered with electronic interludes and turn-on-a-dime songwriting that combine for a dynamic, exciting sophomore effort.
/300 - White w/ Red, Dark Blue, and Black Splatter
/200 - Red in Cloudy Clear (BSM Exclusive)
/500 - "swamped"