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I’m joined by Anna Arboles and eventually Sapphire Jewell of the band Gypsum. Anna and I get the ball rolling and then we start over once Sapphire joins us. Gypsum is an interesting band with a great sound. The core of the band met in music school at USC. The entire project started as an informal jam session. The core of the band is made up of the musicians that would consistently show up to the sessions, Sapphire, Anna, and drummer Jessy Reed. They came up with the name while exploring the Natural History Museum near campus. And although the band has been around since 2016, they’ve just recently released their debut album. Anna has been busy crafting the sound for other bands and Sapphire has been playing guitar for Cuffed Up and Illuminati Hotties.
You’d think that waiting so long to record and release their debut, they would be tempted to through everything and the kitchen sink onto the album. But you’d be wrong. The album is a close representation of their live sound, showing tremendous restraint in the studio. Their self titled album has just come out on vinyl, so pick that up. They’ll even send a CD if you ask really nicely. Give them a follow on Instagram @gypsum_ or on Facebook. Give us a follow @PerformanceAnx on social media. You can help us out by checking out ko-fi.com/performanceanxiety or performanceanx.threadless.com. And don’t forget to check out the other great podcasts on the Pantheon Podcast Network. So let’s get started with Anna and eventually Sapphire of Gypsum on Performance Anxiety.