The Last Generation Of Love

by THE HOLY GASP

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  • Limited edition cassette
    Cassette + Digital Album

    NO LOVE NL2-002. Pink-shelled C60 cassette in O-card with a fold-out poster/lyric sheet housed inside a custom envelope.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Last Generation Of Love via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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about

The Holy Gasp is a damn-the-Man beatnik revival conga revolution, a boxcar and a jug of wine, a groove, daddy, and the farthest thing from a king sized bust!

The Holy Gasp's debut album "The Last Generation of Love" (NL2-002) is the second release on Arachnidiscs' newly resurrected NO LOVE imprint which trades in more accessible indie weirdness than its parent label.

VIDEO: "A Daily Affirmation"
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"There’s not an ounce of fat to be seen here—just an astoundingly crazed and powerful collection of cohesive protest."
~ Gray Owl Point

"Warning of an impending apocalypse with bongos and brass instruments, Toronto five-piece The Holy Gasp have come to preach repentance and redemption on The Last Generation of Love .... the band’s debut burns with a fire-and-brimstone intensity pointed directly at apathy, cultural decay, and the “generation that don’t wanna make a stink” ... Hackman is an eccentric, electric frontman, aiming his smart lyrical tirades at modern-day pestilences from parasitic insects (“Bedbugs”) to polarizing politicians (“Stomp Out the Man”) to self-affirming preschoolers (“A Daily Affirmation”). He’s perfectly matched note for note by his bohemian band mates, a brotherhood of musical chameleons."
~ Quick Before It Melts

"Hugely theatrical vocals, driving conga drums, stabbing horns, and an overall feel of wild desperation permeate this wild track. It feels like a lost ’60s bossa nova played at triple the speed with an apocalyptic poet dropping remix bars over it. In short, this one’s different."
~ Independent Clauses

"Plainly put, Hackman is quite mad. He approaches singing with the maniacal, reckless abandon that one normally associates with the craziest of punks." ~ Ride The Tempo

"I can safely say that this is the punkest shit I’ve heard in a long while. Directly derivative of nothing ... the Holy Gasp are aural sex, untethered and vigorous." ~ Naked Underground

credits

released February 24, 2015

Words and music by Benjamin Hackman (SOCAN)

Arranged collectively by The Holy Gasp:

Benjamin Hackman – vocals, hand drums, percussion Daveyoso – kit, percussion
Sebastian Shinwell – electric and acoustic guitar, Wurlitzer, glockenspiel, vocals
Christopher Weatherstone – alto sax, flute, vocals
James McEleney – upright and sideways bass, vocals
Michael Louis Johnson played trumpet on Bedbugs and All The Animals

Ian Tulloch played sousaphone on Bedbugs and All The Animals
Bob Stevenson played clarinet and bass clarinet on All The Animals
Joseph Organ played piano on A Boy And His Pony
Benjamin Reinhartz sang backups on Bedbugs Nika Rae Zelina clapped her angelic little hands along to Stomp Out The Man

Mixed, mastered, and engineered by Josh Korody at Candle Studios – Toronto, 2014
Assistant engineers: Chris Lyons, Michael Norberg, Ryan Clarke

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Arachnidiscs Recordings is a Canadian boutique label that has been releasing "Music For and By Weirdos" since 1999.

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