Hailing the Vancouver, 1980s post-punk act The Gathering have returned with their video Ocean Star, a track featured on their recently released Night Light EP.
The Gathering formed in 1985 with the lineup of Jeff Pawson, Peter Burns, Gary Economy, and Dave Goodman. The Canadian group took inspiration from such bands as The Cure, The Jesus and Mary Chain, and Killing Joke—the latter of which is perhaps why they chose their name,
The Gathering released the Let It Shine EP in 1988 and toured across Canada with Nash The Slash, amongst others, and would disband later that year.
Inspired by the current resurgence of the Post-Punk, New Wave, and 80’s music, The Gathering reformed in late 2017, and the following spring the band would begin their relationship with producer and composer Jason Corbett, of ACTORS, to “ReTransmit” their original Let It Shine EP for a special re-release.
In April of 2019, The Gathering signed a deal with German-based label Cold Transmission, enlisting Jason Corbett produced Love Songs EP which came out on June 1st, 2019.
October of 2020, would see the group release their second EP of new material produced by Jason Corbett, with the Night Light EP.
Watch the video, with footage by Josh Goodman & Ryan Jamison, for the band’s latest single from the EP, “Ocean Star”, below:
“Ocean Star” is a track featured on The Gathering’s recently released Night Light EP, which is out now via Cold Transmission Records, on White 10″ Vinyl, CD & Digital Formats.