DEAR-GOD ANNOUNCES DEBUT EP ‘1-844-4DEAR-GOD’
DUE FOR RELEASE ON DEC. 4, 2020 | PRE-ORDER HERE
VIDEO FOR “BUCK” OUT NOW
Download album artwork: https://bit.ly/2IqMDt0
“…That day when you realize you just discovered something…This guy’s incredible…Little bit Ministry, little Anthrax” – Zane Lowe, Beats 1
“prodigy…[whose] influences range from Tupac Shakur to Chilean folk… a charismatic and prolific young musician” –CBC Music
“…takes the confrontational sound and spirit of punk and metal and infuses it into moody, snarling experimental hip-hop.” –Revolver Mag
“The Canadian singer walks you through three levels of hell.” –The FADER
“A bedroom talent…fusing rap delivery with sharp hardcore punk…truly DEAR-GOD is in a world of his own.” –Clash Mag
(November 12, 2020) – 20-year-old experimental hip-hop and hardcore artist DEAR-GOD (Robert Ortiz) announces his debut EP titled 1-844-4DEAR-GOD will be released on December 4, 2020 via Dine Alone Records and his own imprint End Time. Pre-order 1-844-4DEAR-GOD digitally HERE, mixed by Lars Stalfors (Lil Peep, Soccer Mommy, St. Vincent). With the announcement comes a new high-octane track “New Kid On The Block” accompanied by its video using satirical VHS graphics and vintage infomercial spoofs to highlight the single’s cheeky attitude.
“I feel like a lot of people don’t understand what I’m trying to do with my music,” DEAR-GOD reflects. “I’m trying to be as genuine as possible. I tried to make this song stupid and simplistic, so that it’s easy to understand. This one’s for the uptight hipsters that make boring music and hate on others. I’ve got my people that I respect in my corner and that’s all I could ever ask for.”
Download single artwork: https://bit.ly/3k1Xk1P
Check out the video for “Buck” HERE, premiered by Exclaim! Magazine. A song about hypervigilance, “Buck” first aired on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show on Apple Music. Also available now is “Lovin’ It” which notably pulls post-punk instrumentation into the fold and marks a new chapter for the project. In this forthcoming EP, DEAR-GOD builds on the singular, unconventional sound first introduced with “The Burbs” and “Bitter Winter“, channeling a relentless energy and attitude that calls back to the notorious reputation of his live shows back in his hometown and base of Brampton, Ontario and beyond. Last year, DEAR-GOD opened for Wu-Tang Clan at Toronto’s MattyFest, and joined The Dirty Nil on tour. Drawing comparisons that range from Beastie Boys and Rage Against the Machine to Show Me The Body and King Krule, his unique style has already been celebrated by CBC Music, Beats 1, Revolver Mag, The FADER, and Clash Mag.
1. New Kid On The Block
4. Lovin It
Link to hi-res photo: https://bit.ly/3kgI69q | Photo Credit: Matt Im