Somewhere Down Below

Pittsburgh, PAs indie/noise-pop rockers Gaadge’s third full length record Somewhere Down Below is slated for release on August 4, 2023 via Crafted Sounds, combing elements of alt rock, noise-pop, indie rock, grunge and shoegaze. Since releasing their previous LP "Yeah?", songwriting duties have expanded beyond DeLong and to the rest of the band. Somewhere Down Below finds Gaadge leaning even further into their noisy and riffy tendencies. Lead rippers like the “Oh Wonder” and “Candy Colored” keep listeners on their toes early on. However, loud and fast is not the only recipe in this 14-track endeavor. The stripped down “Don’t Go There” features Oliva’s signature vocal performance found in other projects (Barlow, Ex Pilots, Sober Clones, etc.). You also have title track “Somewhere Down Below” which bubbles with synth work and gentle guitar before boiling over into a lovely nostalgia-inducing chorus. Not to mention, Nick Boston is back to doing what he does best, writing melodic songs like “STROK,” sending listeners on their merry way to the remainder of the record. Moments and collective contributions like these make it clear that Gaadge is entering a new chapter with their latest record.

RIYL: Stove, Pardoner, Ovlov, Ex Pilots, Swirlies, Lilys, Pavement, Pedro the Lion