I love bands that sound like they have to play because they have something to say or just have something inside that has to get out. A person who picks up a guitar while visiting your apartment and bashes out a song (not a solo/noodling or cover) fully formed that they just thought up at that moment and you started clapping or striking furniture to provide the beat… it’s all heart and spirit. Not contrived acoustic or folk punk, but raw electric tunes that jump off the record and squeeze your heart and dig into your brain. Soul music for punks over forty and lighter fluid for the youngsters. I love GEG. I feel like I’m a member of Spokenest. “This record is for the 20 people in every town” indeed.
–Matt Seward (Self-released)