Gary War

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Gary War
Birth nameGreg Dalton
Also known asPhil Gone, Dalthom
BornBoston, Massachusetts, United States
OriginNew York City, New York, United States
GenresHypnagogic pop[1]
Years active1999–present
LabelsSpectrum Spools, Sacred Bones, Upset The Rhythm, Captured Tracks.
Associated actsDalthom, Human Teenager

Greg Dalton, also known by the moniker Gary War,[2] is an American musician whose recordings combine elements of psychedelia, garage rock, synth-pop, and shoegaze.[3] He is a former member of Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti and has released three albums, a split LP with Purple Pilgrims, two EPs and several singles.[4] Currently,[when?] he is based in New Zealand.


Dalton is originally from Gloucester (MA).[2]

In July 2012, he released Jared's Lot on the Austrian Spectrum Spools label,[2] and toured in support of it.[5] He also collaborated with Taylor Richardson as Human Teenager, and released the album Animal Husbandry in the same year.[6] Towards the end of that year, he moved to New Zealand.[7]

In November 2013 War shared an album with the New Zealand duo Purple Pilgrims, contributing four songs to the release on Upset The Rhythm.[8]


Studio albums[edit]

  • New Raytheonport LP (2008, SHDWPLY Records)
  • Horribles Parade LP (2009, Sacred Bones Records)
  • Jared's Lot LP (2012, Spectrum Spools)[9]


  • Galactic Citizens 12" (2009, Captured Tracks)
  • Police Water 12" (2010, Sacred Bones Records)
  • Gary War/Purple Pilgrims Split LP (2013, Upset The Rhythm)

Other releases[edit]

  • "Anhedonic Man" 7" (2009, Hell, Yes!)
  • "Zontag" 7" (2009, Sacred Bones Records)
  • "Reality Protest" 7" (2009, Sacred Bones/Holidays Records)
  • "Opens" Cassette (2009, Captured Tracks)


  1. ^ Reynolds, Simon (2011). Retromania: Pop Culture's Addiction to Its Own Past. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 978-1-4299-6858-4.
  2. ^ a b c Kay, Jean (August 13, 2012). "An interview with Gary War". atractivoquenobello. Retrieved 2016-06-18.
  3. ^ Lester, Paul (2011-10-25). "New band of the day – No 1,134: Gary War". the Guardian. Retrieved 2016-06-18.
  4. ^ Goldstein, Alex (2010-06-10). "Checking in with Gary War". Retrieved September 19, 2012.
  5. ^ Daily, Jeff (August 30, 2012). "Gary War talks Jared's Lot". Retrieved 2016-06-18.
  6. ^ Sande, Kiran (April 10, 2012). "Human Teenager: Gary War and Taylor Richardson on being broke and unknown with dignity intact". FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music. Retrieved 2016-06-18.
  7. ^ "SOLD OUT! Kim Gordon & Loren Connors / Gary War | ISSUE Project Room". Retrieved 2016-06-18.
  8. ^ Louche, Liz (November 4, 2013). "Gary War and Purple Pilgrims take a break from headlining Space Arena shows to release split LP on Upset the Rhythm". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved 2016-06-18.
  9. ^ Phares, Heather (2012-07-23). "Jared's Lot - Gary War : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-09-21.

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