Gary War

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Gary War
Also known as Phil Gone, Dalthom
Born Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genres Hypnagogic pop[1]
Years active 1999-present
Labels Spectrum Spools, Sacred Bones, Upset The Rhythm, Captured Tracks.
Associated acts Dalthom, Human Teenager

Gary War (born Greg Dalton[2]) is an American musician whose recordings combine elements of psychedelia, d.i.y punk and electronic.[3] War is currently based in New Zealand. He is a former member of Ariel Pink's band and has released three albums, a split LP with Purple Pilgrims, two EPs and a number of singles.[4][5]


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.[6] He also collaborated with Taylor Richardson as Human Teenager, and released the album Animal Husbandry in the same year.[7] Towards the end of that year, he moved to New Zealand.[8]

In November 2013 War shared an album with the New Zealand duo Purple Pilgrims, contributing four songs to the release on Upset The Rhythm.[9]


Studio albums[edit]

  • New Raytheonport LP (2008, SHDWPLY Records)
  • Horribles Parade LP (2009, Sacred Bones Records)
  • Jared's Lot LP (2012, Spectrum Spools)[10]


  • 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. ^ "Gary War". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-06-18. 
  6. ^ Daily, Jeff (August 30, 2012). "Gary War talks Jared's Lot". Retrieved 2016-06-18. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "SOLD OUT! Kim Gordon & Loren Connors / Gary War | ISSUE Project Room". Retrieved 2016-06-18. 
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ Phares, Heather (2012-07-23). "Jared's Lot - Gary War : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 

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