Formed in 2018, New Jersey hardcore band GEL have been building hype, first, with their 2021 EP, Violent Closure, and then with their 2022 split with Cold Brats. Today (January 31st), they've finally announced their debut album, Only Constant, which is due out March 31st via Convulse Records and available for pre-order now. Recorded by drummer Zach Miller along with Trish Quigley, it's a brief, blistering affair, offering up 10 songs in just 16 minutes.
One of those 10 cuts is Only Constant's lead single is "Attainable," a sub-two-minute blast that infuses GEL's fast-paced hardcore attack with a danceable post-punk beat and some psychedelic-leaning guitar. It arrived with a cool black-and-white performance video directed and edited by Ian Shelton and Will Acuna. Watch and listen above.
"A lot of this record is about trying to live more of a happy and healthy life," vocalist Sami Kaiser commented of Only Constant. "I've been in recovery for alcoholism for the past couple years and really taking it seriously. I've learned a lot about myself and how to address negative feelings, and the album is about trying to let go of those self-destructive tendencies and embrace change."