Gum Country have shared their new single “Talking To My Plants“. “The song was inspired by a love of gardening and the gardener / plant connection,” Courtney explains. “We’re big fans of the Mort Garson album ‘Plantasia’, so it’s a bit of a tribute to that. We were also excited to have an excuse for Connor to use a vocoder. He does lead plant vocals.”
“Talking To My Plants” is available today alongside an official Gum Country seed packet which is on sale individually and as part of their vinyl bundle via Bandcamp. All seed packet sales will be donated to the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union). Check out more info or get yours here.
LISTEN “TALKING TO MY PLANTS”
Gum Country is Courtney Garvin and Connor Mayer. Their self-described “harsh twee” project began back in Vancouver as a series of lo-fi four track recordings made in an apartment, very quietly. After relocating to LA where they currently reside, the pair recorded their debut full-length album Somewhere. The songs on Somewhere meander through the highs and lows of daily life, touching on subjects ranging from love, loss, and anxiety, to tennis, video games, and gardening. Garvin navigates these topics with humor and sincerity, her unassuming delivery riding amidst the swirling instrumentals like a snowboarder shredding fresh pow.
Somewhere will be self-released digitally on June 19. The same day, Bandcamp will be donating 100 percent of its revenue to the NAACP in solidarity with recent protests against police racism and brutality. Somewhere will be available on vinyl by Kingfisher Bluez (CA), cassette via Burger Records (USA), vinyl via Dinosaur City Records (AUS/NZ) plus CD via Waterslide Records (JP). Pre-order it here.