Gustaf Announce New Album ‘Package Pt. 2’, Air “Starting and Staring”

Gustaf Announce New Album 'Package Pt. 2', Air "Starting and Staring"

Brooklyn-based art-punk/post-punk quintet Gustaf have announced the release of their highly anticipated sophomore album ‘Package Pt. 2‘.

Produced, mixed and engineered by Erin Tonkon (who worked on David Bowie’s Blackstar), the follow-up to their 2021 debut, Drag for Ego Slobs, will be out on April 5 through The Royal Mountain Records. Pre-order your copy here.

Alongside with the announcement, Gustaf have shared their new song “Starting and Staring”, accompanied by a music video directed by Alex Ross Perry and shot in Brooklyn.

Speaking about it they said:

“The song is about being at a party and having your world turned upside down when that one person walks into the room. Maybe you haven’t talked to them in awhile, maybe you talked to them much too recently, regardless you find yourself trapped in a telepathic tango, attempting to ignore their energy as it penetrates the space. Sound familiar? No? Good for you. Yes? Our condolences—unless you enjoy that kind of tension.”

Check out “Starting and Staring” below, followed by the album’s artwork and tracklist.

Package Pt 2 Tracklist:
  1. Statue
  2. Close
  3. What Does It Mean
  4. Starting and Staring
  5. I Won
  6. Weighing Me Down
  7. Here Hair
  8. Hard Hair
  9. Produce
  10. Happiest Thought
  11. Ground
  12. End of the Year

Gustaf 2024 Tour Dates

21 Cambridge, MA – Sonia
22 Portland, ME – Portland House of Music
23 Montreal, QC – Bar le Ritz PDB
24 Toronto, ON – The Garrison
26 Detroit, MI – Lager House
27 Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle
28 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry

01 Spokane, WA – District
02 Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret
03 Portland, OR – Polaris Hall
06 San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord
07 Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon
10–12 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Block Party
11 Denver, CO – Lost Lake
13 Austin, TX – Mohawk
14 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs)
15 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
17 Nashville, TN – Drkmttr
18 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
19 Raleigh, NC – Kings
20 Washington, D.C. – Songbyrd Record Cafe
22 Philadelphia, PA – Ukie Club
23 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

Photo credit: Erica Snyder