Hailing from Toronto, five-piece The Holy Gasp describe themselves as “a damn-the-Man beatnik revival conga revolution, a boxcar and a jug of wine, a groove, daddy, and the farthest thing from a king sized bust”. Initially birthed by poet and composer Benjamin Hackman, The Holy Gasp turned into a quintet now also comprising Daveyoso, Sebastian Shinwell, Christopher Weatherstone and James McEleney.
The Last Generation of Love is the quintet’s debut album and we’re only a couple of weeks away from its release. As the quintet puts it, the album “re-contextualizes beatnik aesthetics for the modern listener, and makes a desperate cry for humanity, for change–for people to not only care, but to see that to give a shit is profound”. Recorded by Josh Korody (Beliefs, The Dirty Nil, Dilly Dally), The Last Generation of Love is out on February 24th and it will be available digitally and also as a limited edition cassette via Arachnidiscs.
The Holy Gasp have recently unveiled a fittingly excellent and bonkers video for the new single ‘A Daily Affirmation’. It’s a jolly and contagious song and you’ll probably feel compelled to do anything good. Check it out below.