Certain General

Certain General in Paris. (L-R) John Hamilton, Phil Gammage, Parker Dulany, and Kevin Tooley.

Certain General in Paris. (L-R) John Hamilton, Phil Gammage, Parker Dulany, and Kevin Tooley.

Certain General formed in New York’s East Village in the 1980s and have been called ‘the missing link between Television and Sonic Youth,’ while attracting comparisons with The Doors, The Velvet Underground and Birthday Party.

Following several years of periodic lineup changes and intermittent periods devoted to the pursuit of solo and side projects, Dulany and Gammage, along with Kevin Tooley, continue to record and perform, delivering their characteristic brand of rhythmically haunting, apocalyptic fare.

Certain General most recent release is Live it Down, a collection of twelve new songs. Featuring the vocals of Parker Dulany, the guitars and harmonica of Phil Gammage, and the drumming of Kevin Tooley, this album will be sure to please old fans as well as convert new ones. Live it Down was recorded in New York and produced by Kevin Tooley.

Musical highlights include the neo-noir groove of “Eye Contact,” a memorable collaboration with longtime friend Julee Cruise on “Golden Horses,” the infectious driving rock of “Sunshine Army,” and the first single from the album “Anew Everyday.”

Other guest musicians include David Lee (additional guitar on “Sign of Love”). Live it Down is now available internationally from iTunes, Amazon, and other online vendors. It is the first Certain General album since 2010’s critically acclaimed Stolen Car (also available through World Wide Vibe Records).

“Entre romantisme noir et dissonances maîtrisées”

“Un excellent album qui fait le trait d’union entre son no-wave et rock’n’roll… Une excellente surprise!”
Be Rock!

“A record of skill and invention, of instrumental virtuosity; the extraordinary guitar of Phil Gammage being a wonder throughout, that renews our belief that music as a savage can empower us.”
Nick West, Bucketfull of Brains

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