Richmond, VA grind outfit .GIFFROMGOD have emerged from the hive with their first set of new material since their 2019 full-length, approximation_of_a_human. Titled Digital Red, .GIFFROMGOD’s latest EP is a ponderance on the group’s fragmented nightmares, anxious days and nausea toward waking life.
Digital Red will be released on March 3 via Prosthetic Records and is available on a clear with red ink cassette variant – ltd. to 100 copies worldwide.
Speaking on the EP announcement, the band comments: “Digital Red is anxious music written during a particularly anxious period of time.”
.GIFFROMGOD’s ever evolving sonic palette and disparate influences sees the band incorporating further electronic elements in the form of acid and noise, offering a glance into what’s in store for the band’s next chapter. Tracks such as the cow’s meow and dream futures bristle with nervous energy and discordant freneticism, complimenting Digital Red’s overarching themes of dread, whilst also giving way to counterpoint passages of reprieve and serenity.
.GIFFROMGOD continue to pair tongue-in-cheek humour with a knowingly wry smile alongside collective responsibility and care towards the communities they exist in – with the group working alongside Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project, a grass roots organisation and abortion fund based in Richmond dedicated to reproductive justice in Virginia.
Across Digital Red’s 18 minute runtime .GIFFROMGOD utilise every second available to exorcise their somnolent fears and expunge real world anxieties, all the while with hopeful eyes cast toward better futures.