San Diego “Homo Riot Hardcore Punks” The Gay Agenda Release New Album ‘Penetrating’ Today via La Escalera Records

Vinyl Version Features Cover of Bjork’s “Army Of Me”

“…it’s a serious rager… gnarly, whiplash-inducing hardcore…”- Brooklynvegan

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Photo: Becky DiGiglo

“The idea of covering “Army of Me” came from our drummer Luis. He identified with the songs message of reaching your personal limit while dealing with someone who is selfish, constantly complaining and pushing you to the verge of exploding. He prognosticated “this is going to sound kick ass on the record”, and took the reins on the on the composition.”- David Hurtt (vocals)


Self-described “homo riot hardcore punk outfit from San Diego,” The Gay Agenda has just dropped a new record titled ‘Penetrating’ via La Escalera Records.

Recorded entirely live in one take, the album was mixed and mastered by Ed Talorda and blends punk and metal into punishing queercore chaos. Influences on their sound range from Limpwrist and The HIRS Collective to Napalm Death, Tragedy and Disrupt.

The 11 track album includes the song “Homo Riot,” featuring Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox, Dead Cross). The vinyl edition includes the band’s pummeling cover of Bjork’s “Army of Me.”


Purchase ‘Penetrating’ on vinyl here:

One-sided LP with hand screen printed art on backside.

Clear Vinyl Color

Limited to 300

Stream on Bandcamp:


Beginning in early 2017 as vocalist David Hurtt, guitarist Matt Penning, and Luis Imperator on drums, and joined shortly after by bassist Garrett Ficacci, The Gay Agenda set out to make a spectacularly controversial statement that was undeniably queer.

Following the independent release of their self-titled EP in 2018, the band embarked on a slew of successful shows over the next two years that built a reputation of chaos, debauchery, and fearlessness, while providing a strong voice for the queer punk community.

Maximum Rocknroll Magazine has declared The Gay Agenda, “unrelenting from start to finish… it embraces both spin kicks and gloryholes.” Recording for ‘Penetrating’- the much-anticipated full-length follow-up to their self-titled EP – began in 2019 after the band was offered a place on La Escalera Records.


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Photo: Becky DiGiglo

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Track Listing

01 – Idolatry

02 – Homo Riot (Featuring Justin Pearson)

03 – Power Bottom

04 – Guillotine

05 – Dick Print

06 – Friends Without Benefits

07 – Army Of Me (Bjork Cover) only on Vinyl

08 – No-one4No-one

09 – Sidewalk Sale

10 – Cartilaginous Perspective And Studies About The Micro-anatomy Of A Blowjob

11 – Masculinity Is A Prison


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