Brooklyn queer wave band


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Press Quotes:

If you are a fan of The Smiths, Gang of Four, the Rapture, Talking Heads, Joy Division, Fugazi you definitely need to check these guys and gal out.” – Glam Magazine

Vocalist Joshua Lerner channels David Byrne vibes with a more controlled, silky finesse, imparting secrets kept in closets, basements and friends’ cars. Guitarist Lior Hadar alternates between shrill, metallic riffs and more soft, lithe harmonies that sway alongside Phil Andrews’ buoyant basslines and Maggie Schreiner’s immaculate disco beat.” – Suzy X

If you’re a fan of 80’s new wave and rock mixed with hip indie leanings, this is the band for you.” – Fuck Yeah! Queer Music


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Please credit all photos to Tod Seelie





Gay Panic is based in Brooklyn and has been playing live and touring since 2015. They released their first album, Too Sensitive, in early 2015, and their followup full length, Wrong Feelings, in May 2016. They have toured through New York, Vermont, Rhode Island, Quebec, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, DC, North Carolina and Georgia.

The band has been compared to the Talking Heads, New Order, Joy Division, David Bowie, The Ex and Queen, yet their sound is not so easily defined. Some have called the form Queer Wave, featuring jagged guitars; driving, intricate percussion; soaring intimate vocals and melodic bass– all with a focus on groove, dynamics, melody and insightful, personal lyrics.