Gum Country is a new power trio brought to you by singer/guitarist/vocalist Courtney Garvin (The Courtneys). Connor Mayer plays drums and keyboards at the same time, and Halle Saxon (Automatic) plays bass in the live band. Debut full-length 'Somewhere' releases on vinyl/cassette worldwide on June 19th, 2020. A cassette of 4 track recordings is available now on Lolipop Records. You can also listen and buy merch on Bandcamp.

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Friday, 6 March 2020

Got a few gigs lined up...

First one is tonite, March 6th at a secret location in Frogtown (flier by me). And then next week March 14th at Monty Bar (flier by AJ Kahn). So much love and gratitude for Lauren for filling in on bass for Halle at these two shows! Halle is away on tour a lot these days, which is great. And it's great we have Lauren. Everything is great.

More shows comin' up in LA TBA as well...brb.

And big news, we made a record.It's 45 mins long. Joo-joo recorded/mixed it. It will be out in June on vinyl and cassette.

What else...we shot a music video last weekend with the help of beautiful angels Stumble on Tapes. I'm editing it now and it's really quite sick! I didn't expect this to happen but it's going in a bit of a Strawberry Switchblade direction if you know what I mean. As soon as i'm done it will be released and then I will properly credit everyone involved and stuff. Always a team effort. BTS pics below by Alejandro Ohlmaier.

And one last thing I wanted to say: our original cassette on Lolipop Records is currently on sale for $2. Can they even make them for that price? No I don't think they can. Tapes are the new pennies.


- C

Monday, 19 August 2019


It was a busy month for Gum Co and very fun :-)

Somebody took this video of our whole set at the Echo on Canada Day, supporting Ian Sweet. So cool! Thank you so much cool person.

We also played Ham & Eggs with Kim Gray and Picky Bunches, Burger Records with Necking and Lauren Early, and then the Bootleg with French Vanilla and Stef Chura. Wow, look at all that name dropping.

I can't really tell what this website is exactly, is it a substitute for not having any official social media? Is it a journal? Will anyone ever look at it? Do I care? These are all questions to which I have no answer. Anyways, thank you for being here. This project has proved to be 100% reliant on the support and encouragement of friends - y'all know who you are and so much love to ya <3

Monday, 29 April 2019

Just finished tracking 7 songs on delicious blue tape at Studio 22! Only the blue will do for these Dodger freaks. Thank you Joo Joo <3

Friday, 26 April 2019

Hey! Lots to catch up on :) Got my fill of nostalgia at this gig with Wills band Hotline TNT, and distributed these delicious pins around that night too.

Gigs comin' up in LA:

Monday, April 29 at Ham & Eggs with Traps PS and Sigh

Thursday, May 10 at Resident with Versing, Cryogeyser, and Dummy

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Love this video of our song "Pills" Roxy made at our gig last night at All Star Lanes. We played with Cole (PC Cherry) and two great bands from Australia. Commonwealth party :)