[photo by Chris Lott]
Woah. This is absolutely sick.
Gideon are no strangers to writing absolute bangers, but it seems that they’ve gone all out with this new track off of their upcoming record Cold. Gideon has had quite a few rough days, which no doubt have inspired the lyrical content for “Cursed”.
“This song is about bad luck. We went through a streak where it literally felt like everything we did went wrong, and anyone we came into contact with experienced bad things,” drummer/lyricist Jake Smelley tells Alternative Press. “We had a van get robbed at our guitarist [Tyler Riley’s] house, and we had a van also get robbed at our singer [Daniel McWhorter’s] house, and at the same time tons of things were going wrong in our personal lives. Then we went on tour, and we had about $8,000 worth of stuff stolen from us in California, and in the same week we headed into Canada and totaled our van! When all of that happens, you feel like a black cat, in a way, and you almost don’t want to be around anyone in case it rubs off on them, too.”
Oof. That’s quite a lot of bad luck indeed. Despite all the unfortunate events and feeling like the world’s going to end, Gideon pulled through like real rockers do. Pairing up with Bryan Garris of Knocked Loose only makes the track even more headbang and bedroom mosh-worthy. “Cursed” is a much needed addition to any playlist you regularly jam to!
Chelsea Grin w/ Ice Nine Kills, Gideon, and Enterprise Earth
Apr 18 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
Apr 19 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
Apr 21 Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown
Apr 22 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
Apr 23 Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
Apr 25 Kansas, City, MO @ Aftershock Live
Apr 26 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Apr 28 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
May 12 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
Gideon w/ Ghost Key and Invent, Animate
May 19 Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome
May 20 Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry
May 22 Liverpool, NY @ Sharkey’s
May 23 Albany, NY @ Fuze Box
May 24 Providence, RI @ Firehouse 13
May 26 Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
May 27 Fayetteville, NC @ Drunk Horse
May 28 Birmingham, AL @ Syndicate Lounge