Gemini Parks– The Genre-Bending Funk Project of Kansas City Musician Josh Berwanger Releases Debut Album ‘Mom, Why is everyones a Hoe?’

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Gemini Parks– The Genre-Bending Funk Project of Kansas City Musician Josh Berwanger (The Anniversary, The Only Children) — Releases Debut Album ‘Mom, Why is everyones a Hoe?’

“An infectious bit of sleazy dance pop in line with Beck and Gorillaz, synthesizers and funky bass lines weaving around jangling acoustic guitars and irresistible vocal hooks.”- Tuned Up

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With a co-sign from none other than alt-rock giants Portugal. The Man (who graciously shared it on their Instagram), Musician Josh Berwanger (The Anniversary, The Only Children) has released ‘Mom, Why is everyones a Hoe?’ the debut album from his genre-blending funk punk project Gemini Parks.

Berwanger says, “The songwriting focus on this album was to take influences of everything I listen to and blend those styles together to find as many sounds as possible, and then make them my own. If I’m roaming or chilling around the house listening to albums it can go from Rick James, Marijata to Marc Bolan, Sister Sledge and something like “Up All Night” kinda comes out from that. I hope the listener finds the album to play like a musical journey with it’s different styles and sounds.”

Recorded with Oklahoma producer Jarod Evans (Broncho, Flaming Lips) at Blackwatch Studios, Berwanger later added Mitch Hewlit on drums and J-Swamp on bass.

Based in Kansas, Gemini Parks recently began playing shows and after releasing a string of well-received singles, comes the arrival of the 11-track LP on Love You Tons Records.

Stream “Mom, Why is everyones a Hoe?” on Bandcamp:

Stream on DSPs:

Stream the new single “Flat Champagne” here:

Upcoming Shows:

10/28 Record Release show at Replay Lounge, Lawrence, KS

10/29 MF DOOM Tribute Show at MiniBar, Kansas City, MO

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Track Listing:

1. Intro

2. Animals

3. Up All Night

4. Cafe Cinco

5. Price You Pay

6. Flat Champagne

7. Snake Charmer

8. Hell

9. Hipocrisy

10. Obsessed

11. Follow Me to Hell


Sid Sower of Too Much Rock says about Gemini Parks, “…..the band’s sound also exists outside of any set genre or era, instead reshaping its so many influences into something new that is both immediately recognizable and yet askew. Just when I thought I knew the answer, I realized I was wrong. Fans grousing about the lack of touring acts in town should pay more attention to Gemini Parks. Each (of Josh Berwanger’s bands in the past) has been a departure from the last, and each is Berwanger’s idea about what’s next. Not only for him, but often, for the music industry. Sometimes being one step ahead is just bad timing.”

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