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Rest Area Relief

by The German Art Students

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    Veteran power-pop mockers team up with garage-rock legend Bobby Hussy for 4 off-kilter tracks in search of 70's mysteries, life on the road, and why the hell anyone would want a gong in their drum kit.
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Broke Motel 03:01


GAS manage to be subversive and slapstick at the same time, providing post-punk, Mad magazine-esque music to the world. Rolling Stone called it “nimble-witted new-wave pop.” - Andy Moore, Isthmus

GAS has been going since 1997, and somewhere along the way dropped the playful affectation of pretending they might be actual german art students. These days they're comfortable, as they should be, as just four folks making new wave-tinged power-pop that riffs on highly specific topics, as captured on tracks like "Civil War Reenactor" and "Bjorn Borg." And you don't have to be in on any particular joke to enjoy the slap-happy catchiness of a song like "Pompeii," from the band's 2008 EP, 79 A.D. - Scott Gordon, tonemadison.com

Sporadically filling Madison bars with fans of their high-energy punk rock sound for 22 years. - Joel Patenaude, Madison Magazine


released April 17, 2020

Andy Larson - Vocals, Bass
Annelies Howell - Vocals, Guitar
Kirk Wall - Guitar, Vocals
Randy Ballwahn - Drums

Recorded and mixed by Bobby Hussy at Hex Empire, Madison, WI
Mastered by Jake Johnson at Paradyme Productions, Madison, WI


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