The much anticipated first album by The Holy Gasp
"...undoubtedly one of the best Canadian albums of the year.
"The Holy Gasp feel like a cult band that hasn't become cult yet."
"The Holy Gasp’s latest work is some of the best fun you’ll have this year.... Unpredictable, funky and strangely entertaining, The Last Generation of Love is a needed addition to your music collection."
released 24 February 2015
Words and music by Benjamin Hackman (SOCAN)
Arranged collectively by The Holy Gasp:
Benjamin Hackman – vocals, hand drums, percussion
Daveyoso – kit, percussion
Sebastian Shinwell – electric and acoustic guitar, Wurlitzer,
Christopher Weatherstone – alto sax, flute, vocals
James McEleney – upright and sideways bass, vocals
Michael Louis Johnson played trumpet on Bedbugs and All The
Ian Tulloch played sousaphone on Bedbugs and All The Animals
Bob Stevenson played clarinet and bass clarinet on All The Animals
Joseph Organ played piano on A Boy And His Pony
Benjamin Reinhartz sang backups on Bedbugs
Nika Rae Zelina clapped her angelic little hands along to Stomp Out
Mixed, mastered, and engineered by Josh Korody at Candle Studios - Toronto, 2014
Assistant engineers: Chris Lyons, Michael Norberg, Ryan Clarke
Album art by Margarita Osipian
Love and gratitude must be paid to our sweethearts: Sarit, Alex, Stevie, Jyll, and Heather. Margarita Osipian, Nika Rae Zelina, and Karol Orzechowski all generously photographed and filmed us, and designed our merch. Benjamin Reinhartz, Eric Warner, Ian Chai, Adam Bentley, James Lindsay and Jakob Rehlinger generously allowed their brains to be mined for useful information and sage advice. Thanks to Kristjan Harris and Amelia Laidlaw at Saving Gigi for their hospitality, and to Roberto Granados-Ocon at Exclaim! TV. Thanks to Michael Louis Johnson, Dan Burke, Luca Capone, and Felix Linden, each of whom offered invaluable encouragement at various points throughout the completion of this album. For their financial support, we are also grateful to the Toronto Arts Council.