Formed in New Jersey by guitarists Tom Malach and Danny Arakaki, the band took a few years to find their flying shape, solidifying into a lineup with Danny’s brother Cesar on drums and Derek Spaldo on bass by 2016. Ramping up their acceleration around the time of their 2018 Cosmic Cash debut, they’ve blasted through residencies, new songs, and collaborations, relocating to New York, and picking up 2 new members.
With a stash of live recordings accumulating, Garcia Peoples’ music is very much a living entity. Since the release of their previous 2 albums, songs have started to expand, jam suites have grown, and experiments have been undertaken. They’ve improvised on WFMU, and jammed with the sounds of ocean waves and falling rain at strange late-night happenings. Whether or not you thought you knew Garcia Peoples’ music, One Step Behind is something new and beautiful.