Tag: Contempt

In house now: Less Art – Strangled Light LP/CD, Couch Slut – Contempt LP, Cavernlight – As We Cup LP/CS, False – Hunger 7-inch

In house now: Less Art – Strangled Light LP/CD, Couch Slut – Contempt LP, Cavernlight – As We Cup LP/CS, False – Hunger 7-inch


Alright. Everyone’s been real patient, and the time is finally here. We received two pallets of new releases today, which means these items begin shipping Wednesday the 16th:

Less Art, Strangled Light LP
Couch Slut, Contempt LP
Cavernlight, As We Up LP
False, Hunger 7-inch

We will be shipping records all week, as we have about 800 orders to get out the door. So keep an eye out for your shipping confirmation emails. We will get through them as quickly as possible. The new Eroding Winds mail order dude Jordan and the new Gilead Media intern Tyler will both be focusing 100% on getting everything ready to go this week.

Talk soon, and thanks.



And the second in a pair of albums that I can’t believe I get to release, the new Couch Slut full-length, Contempt. You can hear the full record now over at the WFMU archives for My Castle of Quiet radio show, where it premiered last night live on the air.

Vinyl will be finishing up at manufacturing this week and will be in hand and shipping out of GLM HQ around August 9th.

Gilead Media Subscription Clubbers will receive their download codes on Wednesday 7/26.

LISTEN: http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/73870

PURCHASE NORTH AMERICA: https://gileadmedia.bandcamp.com/album/contempt

PURCHASE MAINLAND EUROPE: https://deathwishinc.eu/collections/gilead-media

PURCHASE UK: www.drycoughrecords.com/artist/gilead-media



Hear “Company Picnic With Dust Off” Now

Our friends at NPR are currently featuring a new track from the forthcoming Couch Slut LP.

“One minute into the spine-crunching “Company Picnic With Dust Off,” the guitars detangle from the throttling rhythm section like water skating across oil. Megan Osztrosits is a merciless presence, a vocalist who can pierce Couch Slut’s thick, rancid riffs with startling terror, howling about the depravity of humanity.”

Listen / read: http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2017/06/27/534419452/hear-couch-sluts-mutant-noise-rocker-company-picnic-with-dust-off

Pre-order: https://gileadmedia.bandcamp.com/album/contempt





Gilead Media announces the July 28th release of Contempt, the second album by Couch Slut.

Pre-order N. America: https://gileadmedia.bandcamp.com/album/contempt

Pre-order Mainland Europe: https://deathwishinc.eu/collections/gilead-media

Pre-order UK: http://www.drycoughrecords.com/artist/gilead-media
From Brooklyn, New York, Couch Slut shook the underground in 2014 with the release of its debut, My Life as a Woman. Stereogum called that album “engagingly smart and terrifyingly blunt” and pegged the sound as “a little bit Oxbow and a little bit Today Is the Day during the AmRep years… It’s catharsis through pain, both for the listener and the band. But it’s also smart in the way it sets expectations and subverts them.”

New album Contempt carries on in this fashion – Couch Slut’s savagery and intelligence are both in full effect, adding up to an album that thrills on two levels. Opening track “Funeral Dyke” sets the tone, with a skronking saxophone buried under a grimy, blackened, noise-rock blitz. Later in the song, a tambourine rattles along happily with the beat as vocalist Megan Osztrosits screams, “I will fuck you, now you’re dirt!”

Contrasts such as those on display in “Funeral Dyke” are what make Contempt the engrossing, dynamic affair that it is. The band’s foundation rests on the scorched earth between Unsane’s pounding NYC hate-rock and Darkthrone’s mournful metal, but Contempt is filled with surprises. The songs are peppered with odd instrumentation – the aforementioned saxophone and tambourine, as well as tuba, trombone, accordion, viola, and concert bells – and tend to begin on one path and end on another. A cold dirge erupts into a chugging thrashfest; a sludgy rocker slides into a wistful jam recalling Sonic Youth’s more tender moments.

A consistent force throughout the album is Osztrosits’ wild-eyed, hair-raising voice. Harsh and unsettling, every snarled word slashes at nerves. Atop the twisting, writhing, and rocking of guitarist Kevin Wunderlich, bassist Kevin Hall, and drummer Theo Nobel, her confessional lyrics paint horrific pictures of “anger, depression, terror, drug abuse, mental illness, violence, the surreal, longing, and loss.”

Gilead Media owner Adam Bartlett says this: “As a label that releases a fair amount of black metal, doom, and other varieties of ‘extreme music,’ the concept of visceral and transgressive art is nothing new to Gilead Media. But Contempt may stand as one of the most vicious and unnerving releases in the label’s history.”

Contempt was recorded by Couch Slut’s Kevin Wunderlich and former member Amy Mills. It was mixed by Caley Monahan-Ward (Extra Life, Voice Coils) and mastered by James Plotkin (Leviathan, Sumac).

The cover art was created by Leandro De Cotis, the artist behind the X-rated My Life as a Woman cover which sparked many discussions upon its release.

Sporting brains and brawn, Couch Slut makes music that punches the gut and stimulates the mind. Contempt’s harrowing version of rock reflects its hometown – dirty, dangerous, dazzling – and secures the band’s place in the line of great NYC documentarians, from Sonic Youth to Swans, from Unsane to Pyrrhon.

Megan Osztrosits – vocals
Kevin Wunderlich – guitar
Kevin Hall – bass
Theo Nobel – drums