Pittsburgh, PA-based, The Homeless Gospel Choir, (Derek Zanetti) has today released his brand new full-length, This Land Is Your Landfill, on A-F Records (North America) and Hassle Records (UK/EU).
In celebration he has released new video ‘Don’t Compare’ . The video is set in a dystopian future that looks a lot like our dystopian present. There are certain mental strains that come along with Living on the internet, this song shows that breaking point. “It only made sense to me to release the record as planned. In a time where people are cooped up inside of their homes and in desperate need of something new. I hope this record meet you just in a place where you need it.” says Zanetti.
After the passing of his father, Zanetti sought a new kind of comfort from music-a need for big, cathartic songs, and the solace of the community he’d found in the punk scene. The result is This Land Is You Landfill, where Zanetti is joined by Matt Miller (Endless Mike and the Beagle Club, Wingnut Dishwashers Union), Maura Weaver (Mixtapes, Ogikubo Station), Megan Schroer (Boys, Kitty Kat Fan Club), and Craig Luckman (Small Pollen, Belly Boys), along with producer Chris #2 (Anti-Flag, White Wives) and more, to help create a loud new chapter for The Homeless Gospel Choir. The band’s sound may have changed drastically but Zanetti’s unique lyricism remains, and This Land Is Your Landfill deftly balances the personal (grief, ageing, self-perception) with the sociopolitical (environmentalism, toxic social media, the hate and ignorance fuelled by the Trump administration). The result is an urgent album that captures The Homeless Gospel Choir as the punk rock family it was always meant to be.