The Gay Blades’ first album, Ghosts, was released in 2007. After three years worth of anticipation, the band finally issued their sophomore album, Savages. Guitarist James Dean Wells aka Clark Westfield and drummer Quinn English aka Puppy Mills have both grown as musicians, and have had life-changing personal experiences since the release of their previous album. Both members of the band believe that the events have changed their music in subtle yet noticeable ways. Despite these differences in the music, The Gay Blades remain a humorous pop-punk band.
Not only are they known for their funny pop-punk lyrics, but also for their exciting live performances. The band has toured the United States and Europe with bands like MGMT, The Black Lips and Jack’s Mannequin. They will be making an appearance at Maxwell’s on Oct. 20 for the Savage record release along with The Dance Party, The Chain Gang Of 1974 and Brick And Mortar. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $8. They will also perform at Spike Hill in Brooklyn on Oct. 21 and The Loft in Poughkeepsie on Nov. 5.