6/11/2020

GUM COUNTRY (mems of The Courtneys) share "Talking To My Plants" + seed packet merch (proceeds to be donated to ACLU) -

GUM COUNTRY
(Courtney Garvin of The Courtneys + Connor Mayer)

RELEASE NEW SINGLE "TALKING TO MY PLANTS"

ANNOUNCE OFFICIAL SEED PACKET MERCH 
Available today via Bandcamp and as part of vinyl bundle. All seed packet sales will be donated to the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union)

DEBUT RECORD SOMEWHERE OUT NEXT FRIDAY

Press Photo Courtesy of Artist

Gum Country have shared their new single "Talking To My Plants". "The song was inspired by a love of gardening and the gardener / plant connection," Courtney explains. "We're big fans of the Mort Garson album 'Plantasia', so it's a bit of a tribute to that. We were also excited to have an excuse for Connor to use a vocoder. He does lead plant vocals."

"Talking To My Plants" is available today alongside an official Gum Country seed packet which is on sale individually and as part of their vinyl bundle via BandcampAll seed packet sales will be donated to the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union). Check out more info or get yours here.

LISTEN & SHARE "TALKING TO MY PLANTS"

Gum Country is Courtney Garvin and Connor Mayer. Their self-described "harsh twee" project began back in Vancouver as a series of lo-fi four track recordings made in an apartment, very quietly. After relocating to LA where they currently reside, the pair recorded their debut full-length album SomewhereThe songs on Somewhere meander through the highs and lows of daily life, touching on subjects ranging from love, loss, and anxiety, to tennis, video games, and gardening. Garvin navigates these topics with humor and sincerity, her unassuming delivery riding amidst the swirling instrumentals like a snowboarder shredding fresh pow.

Somewhere will be self-released digitally on June 19. The same day, Bandcamp will be donating 100 percent of its revenue to the NAACP in solidarity with recent protests against police racism and brutality.  Somewhere will be available on vinyl by Kingfisher Bluez (CA), cassette via Burger Records (USA), vinyl via Dinosaur City Records (AUS/NZ) plus CD via Waterslide Records (JP). Pre-order it here.

Early praise for Somewhere:

"embodies everything you love about your favorite indie bands" PASTE

"a phenomenal slice of totally '90s droning guitar-pop bliss" STEREOGUM

"distills that same electricity into an undeniable, Strokesian slice of escapism" MTV

"has a rhythmic chillness to it, its chunky lo-fi chords chugging about steadily à la early Yuck" CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

"a blown out sunny daydream to get lost in" THE GREY ESTATES



Gum Country
Somewhere
June 19, 2020
Burger Records (USA) / Kingfisher Bluez (Canada)

1 - Somewhere (Official Music Video)
2 - The Queen Rules
 4 - There's A Crumb
5 - I Don't Stay Up
6 - Pills
7 - Brain Song
8 - It Lives It Breeds It Feeds
9 - Whoa Oh
11 - Jungle Boy
12 - Waterfall

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