The Universal Thump | Band

ABOUT

The Universal Thump is a band led by Greta Gertler Gold & Adam D Gold. 

They have performed extensively, presenting a range of live musical experiences - from intimate duo drum/piano-vocal gigs to orchestral pop ensembles ('whale of sound') - throughout the USA, Australia and Europe. They have collaborated with many incredible musicians throughout the world. Check out and purchase their stunning, eponymous double-album here. Listen to their NPR Song of the Day from this album: OPENING NIGHT.

Their 2016 single SEDER-MASOCHISTIC (featuring Lauren Molina) has had over 3 million views on Youtube to date. 

In 2015, they released their 'Walking the Cat' EP, which they recorded at Abbey Road Studios (London). They produced a benefit concert performance of George Harrison's 'All Things Must Pass' for its 40th Anniversary at The Bell House, Brooklyn, and are the founders of the annual, Passover-inspired variety show The Seder-Songwriter Project at Joe's Pub. They have performed with Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), Missy Higgins, Glenn Tilbrook (Squeeze), Joan As Policewoman, Rozz Nash-Coulon, Martha Wainwright, Rick Moody and others. Greta also sang on Sufjan Stevens' 'All Delighted People' EP.

Updates//Albums

Greta and Adam are currently working slowly on releasing a collection of Digital Singles, and rebuilding their home studio after a devastating fire destroyed the apartment building they lived in (including their beloved cat Minke, pictured as a kitten below, and inspiration for their song Walking the Cat) in April 2019. 

Check out their song MIDDLE LIFE here. 

Photo by Carol Lipnik

Middle Life

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Thank you so much for checking out our brand new Digital Single, 'MIDDLE LIFE'.

We are releasing this new song with thanks ENTIRELY to the support of our Patrons on PATREON. We hope you will consider exploring and subscribing at the link below:

https://www.patreon.com/universalthump

We would be thrilled if you would subscribe. Thanks again for listening!

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Seder-Masochistic (feat. Lauren Molina)

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This single is released in anticipation of The Universal Thump's annual variety show, The Seder-Songwriter Project on Sunday, May 1 at Joe's Pub, NYC. Tickets Available Here:

https://publictheater.org/en/tickets/calendar/playdetailscollection/joes-pub/2016/t/the-universal-thump/

Become a Patron of The Universal Thump: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=745416&ty=h&u=745416
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Walking the Cat (The Abbey Road EP)

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This EP consists of 5 new songs recorded by Greta Gertler (vocals, piano) & Adam D Gold (drums, vocals) at Abbey Road Studios in London, with later overdubs by core band members of The Universal Thump back in NYC.

Download of EP comes with full album credits and artwork, as well as a tour poster by Sunset Park-based artist, Suyeon Na.

This is The Universal Thump's first release since their debut double-album of 2012, 'The Universal Thump' (also available on Bandcamp, in addition to Greta Gertler's solo albums).
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THE UNIVERSAL THUMP

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We intend this double-album to eventually be pressed to four sides of vinyl:

CHAPTER ONE
Swimming
Grasshoppers
Grasshopper's Gold
Honey Beat

CHAPTER TWO
To the Border (Wild Raspberries)
Opening Night
Linear Messages
Original Tweet
The Last Time

CHAPTER THREE
Angular Banjoes
Darkened Sky
Ban Melisma
Dwell

CHAPTER FOUR
Teacher
Flora
Beitass
Snowbird
Only an Ocean

(We suggest eating a slice of ice cream cake between each 'Chapter' for best listening experience).

Also explore Greta Gertler's solo albums - "EDIBLE RESTAURANT" (featuring THE EXTROVERTS) and "THE BABY THAT BROUGHT BAD WEATHER: https://gretagertler.bandcamp.com/
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