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Gary War (Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti) gazzes forth with his first LP in almost six years, Gaz Forth, out next month Feeding Tube


It’s time to party like it’s 2012. Gary War, one-time member of Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti and likewise a first-rate purveyor of psychedelic pop’s hypnagogic alter ego, is set to release his first album in nearly six years. Gaz Forth will be out February 9 on Feeding Tube Records.

Since we last heard from him, War — a.k.a. Greg Dalton — a.k.a. the guy-whose-vocals-always-sound-like-they-were-recorded-underwater — has been performing in the psych duo Dalthom (with Sunburned Hand of The Man’s Rob Thomas) and even gave outsider legend Bobb Trimble a hand on stage. According to the press release, Gaz Forth will feature “War’s subliminal glam and his trademarked futurist space squeedle,” with less of a synth-pop spin of his earlier recordings. If the heavily-acoustic track he’s shared so far is any indication, I have to say the press release is right.

Speaking of: “Windows and Walls,” the first fragment of the LP online, is streaming down below. No pre-orders are available yet (hey, online pre-orders weren’t as much of a a thing back in 2012; give the guy a break!), but in the mean time, you can learn more about Gaz Forth — which will only be out on 300 vinyl copies — right here.

Glad to have you back, Gary! If there’s one thing 2018 needs like hell…it’s a little more War.

Gaz Forth tracklisting:

01. Windows And Walls
02. Every Third Thought
03. Inna Witness
04. NSFL
05. Up The Wall
06. Home Address
07. Retrograde Reality
08. Alive On Earth
09. Ex Rel
10. Just Has To
11. G.S.T.