Sounds From The Other City

February 10, 2014

Gay – Chrysotile

Gay are a band from Toronto comprised of Neil Rankin, Paul Erlichman, Cameron Murray and Tom Avis. Formed in Toronto, they have released two singles on Pleasance, including 3D in 3D, a collaboration with Sexy Merlin (Moon King) which was produced by Ben Cook of Fucked Up, and Dance Mix 95, their first full length, which received positive attention from Vice and DIY magazine among others, and marked the band’s transition from the C86 janglepop of their earlier releases towards “concert hall sized Prog Pop”, adding string and horn sections and more complex and varied song structures to encompass the influences of 70s art rock heroes like Brian Eno and Roxy Music.
The band are currently working on an EP with Toronto mainstay Slim Twig to be released in early 2014.

“These guys have struck gold…Chrysotile is exactly the kind of forward-thinking juggernaut that can make a career. Bets are on it doing exactly that.” -DIY Magazine

“…summery, upbeat, poppish rock tracks that will make you uncomfortably dizzy within the first 60 seconds” – Noisey

“These lads count the likes of Roxy Music and Orange Juice as influences, and fit nicely alongside such legendary company.” – Decoder Magazine

“Ones to watch…Dance Mix 95 adds strings, horns and sentiments of Summer to a fantastically complex and fun listen.” – The Grid