100 Gecs

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100 Gecs
Laura Les (left) and Dylan Brady (right) performing at the 9:30 Club in 2021
Laura Les (left) and Dylan Brady (right) performing at the 9:30 Club in 2021
Background information
OriginSt. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Genres
Years active2015–present
Labels
Members
Website100gecs.com

100 Gecs (stylized in all lowercase) are an American musical duo formed in 2015 that consists of Dylan Brady and Laura Les.[1][2][3] They self-released their debut album, 1000 Gecs, in 2019 to positive reviews, followed by a "companion"[4] remix album, 1000 Gecs and the Tree of Clues, in July 2020. They released their second studio album, 10,000 Gecs, in 2023. Their music has been noted for its often chaotic yet catchy mixture of various styles,[1][5] and has been described as helping to define the 2010s genre hyperpop.[6]

History[edit]

2015–2018: Formation and self-titled EP[edit]

Brady and Les, who lived just miles apart in the St. Louis area (Kirkwood and Webster Groves, respectively), first met during high school at a rodeo.[7][8] However, they first had the idea to collaborate after meeting again at a house party in 2012.[9] In the winter of 2015, Les and Brady first produced music together, recording in Chicago[10][8] and eventually self-releasing their first EP, 100 Gecs, on July 12, 2016. The origin of the name "100 Gecs" is disputed, as Brady and Les have given varying and contradictory explanations in interviews.[11]

2019–2020: 1000 Gecs and 1000 Gecs and the Tree of Clues[edit]

Despite plans to record more music, they were unable to find enough time until they performed a "breakout"[12] DJ set together for the 2019 Minecraft Fire Festival.[7] Following that collaboration, they continued to work on songs and released their debut album, 1000 Gecs, on May 31, 2019, to positive reviews.[13][14][15] According to Will Pritchard of The Independent, the album helped to consolidate the eclectic 2010s "hyperpop" style by taking the genre "to its most extreme, and extremely catchy, conclusions: stadium-sized trap beats processed and distorted to near-destruction, overwrought emo vocals and cascades of ravey arpeggios."[6]

In September 2019, it was announced that 100 Gecs and Slowthai would support Brockhampton on their Heaven Belongs to You Tour[16] later that year,[17] 100 Gecs also headlined six additional shows of their own in various cities along the tour.[15] In November 2019, the duo appeared on the Adult Swim web series FishCenter Live and performed the songs "800db Cloud" and "Stupid Horse" in front of a green screen backdrop of an aquarium.[18] 100 Gecs were named an "Artist You Need to Know" by Rolling Stone in 2019.[19] New York Times music critic Jon Caramanica called 1000 Gecs the best album of 2019,[20] and it was rated among the best albums of the year by Crack Magazine,[21] Noisey,[22] Paper,[23] Pitchfork,[24] and Stereogum.[25] Towards the end of 2019, Brady announced a remix album[26] by the duo tentatively titled 1000 Gecs & th3 phant0m m3nac3 and set to feature artists including A. G. Cook. The album was later retitled 1000 Gecs and the Tree of Clues, which Les referred to as "a companion to the original".[4] Tree of Clues was released on July 10, 2020.[27]

Several singles were released prior to the album. A.G. Cook's remix of "Money Machine" was released in October 2019, followed by Injury Reserve's remix of "745 Sticky" in November 2019.[citation needed] "Ringtone (remix)", featuring Charli XCX, Rico Nasty, and Kero Kero Bonito, was released in February 2020.[citation needed] 100 Gecs signed with Atlantic Records in 2020. Brady told NME they are "trying to be really big—trying to be as big as Ed Sheeran", while Les said that Atlantic was a "good fit... [t]here's so many things that they could help us accomplish".[4] In October 2020, 100 Gecs commenced an artist residency at New York University's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music.[28] Before the COVID-19 pandemic, they were scheduled to perform at Coachella in April 2020.[29][9] 100 Gecs headlined another Minecraft festival, Square Garden, in April 2020, along with musical artists Charli XCX, Kero Kero Bonito, Dorian Electra, and Cashmere Cat.[30] In June 2020, they stated in an interview with The Forty Five that they hoped to provide the soundtrack to a Disney movie.[31] In August 2020, it was announced that 100 Gecs would perform at the Reading and Leeds Festivals in August 2021.[32] On November 15, 2020, they released the stand-alone single "Lonely Machines" with American band 3OH!3.[33] They followed this up with the Christmas song "Sympathy 4 the Grinch".[34]

Brady produced several tracks for Rico Nasty in 2020, for example the August release "iPhone"[35] and the November release "OHFR?", both of which were singles from her debut album Nightmare Vacation (2020).[36] The production of two other tracks on the album were also credited to both Brady and Les, collectively under "100 gecs".[37]

2021–present: 10,000 Gecs[edit]

100 Gecs live at Rock am Ring 2022

In early 2021, the group released a remix of Linkin Park's "One Step Closer" to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Linkin Park's debut studio album, Hybrid Theory.[38] Afterward, they embarked on independent projects, with Les releasing her debut solo single "Haunted" in March,[39] and Brady releasing the debut album of his band Cake Pop, Cake Pop 2, in April.[40]

In July 2021, the duo announced the 10000 Gecs Tour, with shows in North America set to take place from October to December.[41] On September 6, 100 Gecs announced their second studio album, 10,000 Gecs.[42] According to Pitchfork's Steven Horowitz, the album is more mainstream and "mature" in its sound than their previous works, and will feature songs where Les is heard without the duo's trademark autotune.[43] The North American leg of the 10000 Gecs Tour started on October 8 at the Fox Theater in Oakland, California,[44][41] and ended on December 9, at the Terminal 5 music venue in New York City,[41] which was also broadcast on the live streaming service Twitch.[45] On November 19, 100 Gecs released the first single off the album, "MeMeMe", during their tour, with an accompanying kaleidoscopic music video featuring the pair dancing in wizard robes.[46] These robes were created by Elly Golterman and worn during their tours in 2021 and 2022.[47]

Four days into the tour, more dates were announced for the Europe 2022 leg of the 10000 Gecs Tour, originally set to start in Moscow in January, and closing out in London in February,[48] but these were delayed until August and September.[49] Several 2022 music festival lineups with 100 Gecs were announced in late 2021 and early 2022, such as BUKU, set to take place in New Orleans in March;[50] Ceremonia in Mexico City in April;[51] Coachella in Indio, California in April;[52] Forecastle in Louisville in May;[53] Governors Ball in Queens, New York in June (after pulling out of the festival the previous year);[54] and Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tennessee in June.[55] They kicked off their Europe tour with a concert at Vega, Copenhagen on August 11, 2022,[56][57] and closed it out at SWG3 in Glasgow on September 5.[56]

On April 12, 2022, 100 Gecs released "Doritos & Fritos" as the second single for 10,000 Gecs, along with an accompanying visualizer.[58] The song marks a deviation from their established sound, carrying more characteristics of alt-rock than hyperpop.[59] A music video for the track was released on May 16, 2022, featuring the duo flying around a desert while the news reports on their actions; the video included a fake Danny Devito.[60]

On December 2, 2022, 100 Gecs released their second EP Snake Eyes, along with an accompanying visualizer on the track "Torture Me" featuring Skrillex. They also announced that 10,000 Gecs would be released on March 17, 2023.[61] They released the song "Hollywood Baby" on February 16, 2023, alongside a music video, as the third single from the album,[62] which they also revealed a tracklist for on the same day.[63]

After numerous delays, 10,000 Gecs was released on March 17, 2023 alongside the music video for the album's final single Dumbest Girl Alive to positive reviews. Julianne Escobedo Shepherd of Pitchfork describes the project as "a reevaluation of the most declassé and dunderheaded rock genres that roiled the 2000s."[64], most notably with singles like Doritos and Fritos and Hollywood Baby. Mosi Reeves of Rolling Stone Magazine comments that the project embarks on "the unenviable task of translating their chaotic hyperpop to a major label", while "experimenting just enough to evolve."[65]

Fandom[edit]

Following the group's success, the pine tree depicted on the album covers of 1000 Gecs and remix album Tree of Clues became popular among fans.[66][8] Soon, the "1000 Gecs tree" was found, revealed to be located in an Acuity Brands-owned office park in Des Plaines, Illinois, near O'Hare International Airport. A similar phenomenon has occurred with the "10000 Gecs bridge" in Santa Ana, California, although not to the same extent as the tree. Fans of 100 Gecs began making "pilgrimages" to the tree and leaving items behind. The adoration of the tree was referenced in season 2, episode 4 of Only Murders in the Building. In the Chicago Tribune, the tree and its fame were compared to the house on the cover of American Football's American Football (1999), located in Urbana, Illinois.[67] The music video for their single "Money Machine" was filmed in the same office park just before the album cover photo was taken.[11]

Production style and influences[edit]

100 Gecs' musical style has been mainly described as hyperpop,[68][69][70][71] experimental pop,[72][73][74] and electropop.[75][76] The duo works on tracks by sending Logic Pro project files between the two,[17][7] iterating songs each time[77][78]—Les called the process "sort of an exquisite corpse type thing".[79] Their music has been called an "anarchic assault on the ears"[5] that "[pulls] conventional pop tropes in every direction possible",[80] as well as "abrasive, maximalist pop"[1] with "elements of pop punk, nightcore, ska, dubstep, deconstructed club, trance, metal, and happy hardcore all thrown into one big internet blender",[2] resulting in "[s]ongs [that] shift gears dozens of times, in a way that recalls... Kid606, or Venetian Snares",[81] also earning comparisons with label PC Music[80][17] and band Sleigh Bells. Les explained that the "merging of genres" is "more natural than people think", adding that the group "didn't expect that 1000 Gecs would resonate with people so much".[82]

Brady has said 100 Gecs' style is influenced by Breathe Carolina, John Zorn,[10] and I See Stars, among others.[7] Les calls their musical process "[v]ery much almost an improv mentality"[7] and has said that they "try to have fun and write songs that we would want to listen to",[2] adding that "the whole idea of labeling genres is not super important to us".[10] Les became interested in making music as a teenager when she got her first guitar; she has said that she "kind of always just wanted to be a songwriter" and "love[s] anything with a catchy melody".[83][84] She has cited Naked City, Playboi Carti, 3OH!3, Cannibal Corpse,[10] and various PC Music artists as influences.[78] Both of them were heavily inspired by Skrillex's song "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites".[85][86]

Band members and solo work[edit]

Dylan Brady[edit]

Brady became interested in music after being part of his high school choir and studied audio engineering in college for three years before moving to Los Angeles' Fashion District.[87] He additionally produces and records music under his name. In 2019, Brady co-produced the song "Click" from Charli XCX's album Charli (2019)—Charli XCX explained that she heard about Brady via her fans and "listen[s] to [100 Gecs] constantly now".[88]

Laura Les[edit]

Les now releases music under her own name. However, she formerly[83] released music under the moniker osno1.[89][90] Les has cited being transgender as contributing to her exploration of different singing styles, including pitched-up "nightcore style" vocals, which she now uses almost exclusively in her music.[91] In Chicago, she worked at a "cross between a coffee shop and an empanada restaurant"[86] and studied acoustical engineering before switching to engineering ("I'm just gonna do [music], and study something else", she said)[12] in college.[10] As of 2021, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband Gabriel.[92][93]

Les participated in a remix album of Katie Dey's album Mydata in early 2021.[94] In March 2021, Les released her solo debut single, "Haunted".[95] The song had previously been played at a virtual concert but was officially released due to a positive response from her fanbase.[96] The Daily Californian described the track as "immersive" and "eerie",[96] while Stereogum called it "energetic" and "freaked-out".[97] The song was subsequently featured in season 2 of the HBO series Euphoria.[98]

Discography[edit]

100 Gecs discography
2022 Rock im Park - 100 Gecs - by 2eight - ZSC7602.jpg
100 Gecs performing at Rock im Park 2022 in Nuremberg
Studio albums2
Music videos8
EPs2
Singles11
Remix albums1

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[99]
US
Indie

[100]
US
Rock

[101]
AUS
[102]
UK
DL

[103]
1000 Gecs[81][1] [A] 36
10,000 Gecs
  • Released: March 17, 2023
  • Label: Dog Show, Atlantic
  • Formats: LP, CD, digital download, streaming
59 8 89 49

Remix albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[99]
US
Alt.

[106]
1000 Gecs and the Tree of Clues[107]
  • Released: July 10, 2020[108]
  • Label: Dog Show, Big Beat, Atlantic[109]
  • Formats: LP, digital download, streaming
198 12

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
100 Gecs[110][111]
  • Released: July 12, 2016
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
Snake Eyes[112]
  • Released: December 2, 2022
  • Label: Dog Show, Atlantic

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Hot Alt

[113]
US
Rock

[114]
NZ
Hot

[115]
"Money Machine" 2019 47 1000 Gecs
"Money Machine"
(A. G. Cook Remix)
1000 Gecs and the Tree of Clues
"745 Sticky"
(Injury Reserve Remix)
"Ringtone (remix)"
(featuring Charli XCX, Rico Nasty and Kero Kero Bonito)
2020
"Gec 2 Ü (Remix)"
(featuring Dorian Electra)
"Stupid Horse (Remix)"
(featuring Count Baldor and GFOTY)
"Hand Crushed by a Mallet (Remix)"
(featuring Fall Out Boy, Craig Owens, Nicole Dollanganger)[116][117]
22 23 39
"Lonely Machines"
(with 3Oh!3)
Need
"Sympathy 4 the Grinch" Non-album single
"MeMeMe" 2021 41 10,000 Gecs
"Doritos & Fritos" 2022
"Hollywood Baby" 2023 [B] 47

Other charted songs[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
Dan.

[119]
US
Rock

[114]
US
Hard
Rock

[120]
NZ
Hot

[121]
"Torture Me"
(featuring Skrillex)
2022 22 Snake Eyes
"Dumbest Girl Alive" 2023 37 30 10,000 Gecs
"Billie Knows Jamie" 25

Remixes[edit]

Title Original artist Year
"Never Met!" (100 Gecs R3mix)[122] Cmten featuring Glitch Gum 2020
"One Step Closer" (100 Gecs Reanimation) Linkin Park 2021

Other appearances[edit]

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Blogs (I Wanna Die On MTV)" 2019 Devi McCallion
"Power Fantasy"[123] 2020 Health Disco4: Part I
"One Bar to Rule Them All"[124] Locked Grooves

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director
"Money Machine" 2019 Gabe Howell
"800db Cloud" Shoelacebelt
"Gec 2 Ü (Remix)"
(featuring Dorian Electra)
2020 Weston Allen
"Stupid Horse (Remix)"
(featuring GFOTY and Count Baldor)
"Hand Crushed by a Mallet (Remix)"
(featuring Fall Out Boy, Craig Owens, and Nicole Dollanganger)
Darío Alva and Weston Allen
"Hand Crushed by a Mallet" Weston Allen
"MeMeMe" 2021 Lewis Grant
"Doritos & Fritos" 2022 Chris Maggio
"Hollywood Baby" 2023
"Dumbest Girl Alive"

Production and songwriting credits[edit]

Year Artist Song Album Written with Produced with
2020 Rico Nasty
"Let It Out" Nightmare Vacation Maria Kelly, Malik Foxx Parker Sole producer
"Pussy Poppin"
2022 "Gotsta Get Paid" Las Ruinas Kelly, Vincent Goodyer 18YOMAN, MXXWLL

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 1000 gecs did not enter the Billboard 200 but peaked at number 94 on the Current Album Sales chart and number seven on the Heatseeker Albums chart.[104][105]
  2. ^ "Hollywood Baby" did not enter the Hot Alternative Songs chart but peaked at number 38 on the Alternative Airplay chart.[118]

Tours[edit]

Headlining tours[edit]

  • The Secret Tour (2019)
  • 10000 Gecs Tour (2021–2022)
  • Welcome to the World Tour (2022)
  • 10000 Gecs Tour 2 (2023)

Supporting tours[edit]

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