100 gecs share new single ‘Hollywood Baby’ ahead of ‘10,000 gecs’ album

By Dom Smith
By February 16, 2023 Culture, News

100 gecs shares new single ‘Hollywood Baby’ from the forthcoming album 10,000 gecs, which is set for release March 17th via Dog Show Records / Atlantic Records. The highly anticipated single has become a fan favourite during their recent shows, with grainy phone videos of the song circulating heavily in online forums and social media since the first time they performed it in late 2021. The excitement for the song has been apparent ever since, with supporters showing up with the lyrics memorised despite the song ever being officially released. A music video accompanies the single, directed by Laura Les and Dylan Brady and edited by longtime 100 gecs collaborator Weston Allen, showcasing the gecs dancing while setting off fireworks in their apartment. They have also revealed the tracklist for 10,000 gecs, which was written, produced, and performed by Laura and Dylan with the help of legendary drummer Josh Freese in Los Angeles.

The duo detailed the early 10,000 gecs creation process in an illuminating 2021 Pitchfork Cover Story that took fans into the studio with the duo for the first time. The forthcoming album is set to include previously released singles ‘mememe’ and ‘Doritos & Fritos’. 10,000 gecs is available for pre-order now.

The single follows the announcement of their upcoming North America tour with support from Machine Girl and Fever Ray. This tour follows the album release beginning April 4th until May 21st, performing shows in Chicago, Montreal, New York, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. The dates are part of the 10,000 gecs tour, which included a sold out North American leg in 2021, a successful European leg last year, and high profile appearances at festivals like Coachella, Primavera, Lollapalooza, Reading & Leeds and Bonnaroo. The group just completed their sold-out tour of Australia before starting again in April. Tickets can be found here.

Following their breakout debut album, 1,000 gecs, the anticipation of their next body of work has been high and the band’s teases have been plentiful. They recently released a surprise EP, Snake EyesThe EP features 3 unreleased tracks including ‘Torture Me’ featuring Skrillex and ‘Hey Big Man’ which has been a crowd favorite as the show opener on their tour. They detailed the early 10,000 gecs creation process in an illuminating 2021 Pitchfork Cover Story that took fans into the studio with the duo for the first time.

For those yet initiated: 100 gecs planted their flag on the proverbial pop culture moon with their 2019 debut album 1000 gecs, which was heralded by The New Yorker as, “an impressively precise maximalist exercise with no rules” and “utterly unhinged in the best way possible” by GQ. The innovative project captured the hearts of fans and critics alike – selling out all of their live shows to date along with The New York Times calling it, “some of the savviest pop music of the year,” and Rolling Stone dubbing it “one of 2019’s most exciting debuts.” In just a few months following the release of 1,000 gecs, the band went from playing their first concert from inside the video game Minecraft to selling out shows across the country, proving that their rabid, rapidly multiplying fanbase doesn’t only exist in the far corners of the internet. After their world tour was postponed in the summer of 2020, Brady and Les kept rolling with the release of 1,000 gecs and The Tree of Clues, a rework of the original album featuring collaborations from the likes of A. G. Cook, Fall Out Boy, Charli XCX, Rico Nasty, as well as crowd sourced contributions by fans. The transformative release was described by The NME as a “brain-melting, genre-crushing vision of pop’s future.” Their subsequent international touring over the past two years has sent the unlikely wizard-cloaked pied pipers jumping from sold-out show to sold-out show, seemingly two steps ahead of the zeitgeist, not to mention having a blast while doing it.

As a band that has kept followers and the music scene as a whole guessing at every turn, we never know what to expect is coming next from the duo, but one unknown thing that has been on the mind of all of their die-hard fans for three years now is known.