GAY*BITS is a split LP from two of Portland's most exciting underground rock 'n' roll bands: GAYTHEIST and RABBITS. Like two sides of the same strange coin, GAY*BITS showcases the wherewithal the two power trios summon to run in different directions with the same basic tools and material. Attacking the split LP format as a collaborative challenge rather than simply a vehicle for two distinct EPs, GAY*BITS funnels, fuses, and distills the best of both their wacked-out worlds into twelve nuggets of hook-laden noise rock. Sharing songs, singers, and so-called humor, GAYTHEIST and RABBITS get up inside each others' warped heads and in each others' faces like never before, bringing out the best of both for a rollicking ridealong through a razorbladed candyland of catchy riffs, bruising beats, and surprises galore.
released July 21, 2015
Booze sings on "I Quit!" and the beginning of "Hope the Nihilist"
Recorded 20-21 December 2014 at Interlace Studio
Engineered and Mastered by Stephan Hawkes
"Hope the Nihilist", Run to Away to Home", and "I Quit!" by Gaytheist
"We and Zoo" and "Fight Right" by Rabbits
"Soap Scum" by Gaytheist and Rabbits
GAYTHEIST is: Tim Hoff, Nickolis Parks, Jason Rivera
Jason Rivera sings on "Move Your Body" and the end of "Ready to Right"
Recorded and Mixed 21-23 February 2015 by Fester at Haywire
Mastered by Ryan Foster at Foster Mastering
"Move Your Body", The New Government You", and "Ready to Right" by Rabbits
"I'm on Top" and "60 Easy Payments" by Gaytheist
"Soap Scum" by Rabbits and Gaytheist