To Hell with Genre
Formed amid the influx of global chaos in early 2020, SoCal insurgents Gingsu spent the pandemic creating a set of tunes as captivating as they are deceptive. Between guitarist James Packes, drummer Caleb Paust, bassist Michael Aripez, and vocalist Quin Seely, they’ve crafted infectious sing-a-longs atop unconventional grooves, weaving together musical narratives that grow more vibrant and expansive with each listen. In a world of neatly packaged carbon copies, GINGSU leaves even their most religious fans both hard-pressed to define exactly "what" they are, and totally adamant that this quality is what makes them truly one of a kind.
With the release of their debut album “Rattaca", the group upped the ante on stylistic diversity. Songs like “Mosquito Breeding Pit” and "River" demonstrate their affinity for punishing grooves, while live staples like “Pariah” pull the listener through the mud, relishing in the grime synonymous with those who ruled rock at the turn of the millennium. On the opposite end of the spectrum, intricate rhythms dance with irresistible hooks on songs like “I Just Want You”, "Mommy Issues" and "Pepper Tree Lady”. GINGSU has cultivated a dedicated underground following on the West Coast and beyond, having recently returned from a smashing NYC debut. The group is gearing up for a monstrous release in the coming months, which will cement their status as torchbearers for the shape of rock to come.