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Albums Of The Week: 100 gecs | 10,000 gecs

Gecs and drugs and rock ’n’ roll. They're all your brain and body need — in the form of this outrageously adrenalized sophomore release from the hyperpop superstar duo.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:100 gecs are Dylan Brady and Laura Les, and 10,000 gecs is their highly anticipated sophomore album and the followup to their breakout debut 1,000 gecs.

In just a few months following the release of that album, the band went from playing their first concert 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 1000 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 and Rico Nasty, as well as crowd-sourced contributions by fans. 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.

This year, 100 gecs completed their headlining world tour and performed at festivals such as Coachella, Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, Primavera Sound  and Lollapalooza, where one review noted that fans were “confronted with a decision: Waste time trying to decipher what it means, or embrace the absurdity and jump around.” Throughout the tour, they previewed unreleased songs like Hollywood Baby and 757, with fans showing up to concerts knowing all of the words from pouring over obscurely grainy live footage that began circulating as the tour pressed along. A testament to their music not only wormholing into Gen-Z ears but also gathering the respect of alternative legends, the band were also handpicked to support acts such as Nine Inch Nails and My Chemical Romance this year.”