After a three-year hiatus, Florida-based post-hardcore band Gouge Away has made a comeback with a brand-new single titled “Idealized.” Released on May 8th, the song showcases the band’s grungy, alt-rock sound, reminiscent of the Pixies.
In the time since the band’s last release, vocalist Christina Michelle has been playing bass for Philly shoegaze leaders Nothing. The new single comes alongside the announcement of Gouge Away’s summer tour.
“Idealized” was written in a Florida storage unit during a break from touring and before the world shut down. In a joint statement, the band describes the song as a culmination of everything they like and always wanted to write, reflecting their mental state at the time. The band nearly didn’t release the single, but their love for the song compelled them to properly record and release it. They eagerly await the opportunity to perform it live.
“We wrote this song in a Florida storage unit, somewhere on the timeline between tons of touring and the world shutting down. It’s a culmination of everything we like and always wanted to write, and fits the vibe of where we were at mentally at the time. “Idealized” almost never saw the light of day, but we like this song so much we felt the need to properly record it and put it out into the world. We have been absolutely dying to play it live.” – comments the band.
Gouge Away has lined up a series of summer tour dates, starting on July 28th in Miami, FL, and concluding on August 6th in Boston, MA. Stay tuned for more news and updates from the band later this year.
July 28: Miami, FL @ Gramps
July 29: Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
July 30: Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
July 31: Nashville, TN @ DRKMTTR
August 2: Richmond, VA @ Richmond Music Hall
August 3: Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
August 4: Philadelphia, PA @ Ukie Club
August 5: Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel
August 6: Boston, MA @ Deep Cuts