The angular pop-rock trio Guv’ner formed in 1993 as an outgrowth of the romance between singer/guitarist Charles Gansa and singer/bassist Pumpkin Wentzel. After the couple moved to New York City, Wentzel gave a demo tape of the group’s off-kilter pop to Pussy Galore/Free Kitten member Julia Cafritz, whom she had known since elementary school; Cafritz subsequently passed the tape to Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, who ultimately issued Guv’ner’s debut, Hard for Measy for You, on his Ecstatic Peace label.

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XX Merge roundups!

We'll have more "official" photos soon, but in the meantime, check out the great coverage on the web of our festival.   More >

Chazzy from Guv'ner Checks in!

Hallelujah Truly great things are afoot, what with the election of our new president on Tuesday, and more recently, the nationwide release of Role Models. First: Obama!! Tied for first: Role Models, a raunchy comedy with a sweet aftertaste (not official tagline).   More >
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