New Music Premiere: “Candy-Colored” by Gaadge

Off new album Somewhere Down Below, available August 4 on Crafted Sounds + Michi Tapes.

gaadge. in no particular order: Mitch Nick Ethan Andy. photo courtesy the band.

Gaadge (rhymes with badge) spent last year playing bills alongside very fine rock bands in Pittsburgh: Gotobeds, Century III, and their labelmates Silver Car Crash, to name a few. They released a split with Ex Pilots, and they fine-tuned their sound for new album, Somewhere Down Below.

Their third album to date, it’s a blast of “noise rock-shoegaze fusion” and available this Friday, August 4 on Crafted Sounds (Hellbender vinyl/digital) and Michi Tapes (cassette). Catch them at the album release show at Bottlerocket August 5, with Gina Gory, Gundy, and Find My Friends–the new side project of Sebastian from feeble little horse. There’s also an online listening party of the whole album 8pm Wednesday.

Here, for the first time, is “Candy-Colored,” the tasty, bite-sized new single from Gaadge.

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He is a 2x 2023 Western PA Press Club Golden Quill award winner, in feature and business reporting. And a 3x finalist in the investigative reporting category.

He is a 2018 first prize winner in environmental reporting from the Keystone Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for reporting on lead in Pittsburgh’s drinking water.

In 2022 and 2021, he was awarded a grant from The Gumshoe Group to support his investigative reporting.