Mistranslations, intended disruption, and visual collapse are a vital part of Alex Petion aka Gaffe of a Lifetime’s presence. On his first ep this manifested as the sounds of a dead city; frozen in the past. With his latest, ‘My Fellow Americans’, the ice breaks and there is a new found love of movement. Still holding up a distorted mirror to reveal dirty truths hidden from direct reflection, what Petion finds is an embrace of speed ~ an embrace that Gaffe of a Lifetime calls distinct Americanism. An American speed that Petion is sometimes moving with and at others letting pass by, but always commenting on with his own deathly and narcoleptic stare.
“by far one of the most arresting debuts in 2015″ – Impose Magazine
Gaffe of a Lifetime has a convenient name for his unique brand of jacked-in, 21st century anxiety: New Basement Swing