Gasoline Lollipops is an alt-country band from Colorado that combines the sincerity of dirt-floor folk with the rebelliousness of punk
Gasoline Lollipops is a Colorado band that combines the sincerity of dirt-floor folk with the energy and rebelliousness of punk. It’s an all-new incarnation of alt-country that’s both high energy and heartfelt, like the American highway’s soundtrack.
Denver Westword awarded Gasoline Lollipops "Best Country Artist" in 2016 and 2018, and the group - which released the debut album Resurrection in February 2017 and followed it with Soul Mine just 11 months later - won the 2014, 2015 and 2017 Colorado Daily reader's polls for "Best Boulder Band."
The GasPops have shared stages with such respected artists as Lucero, Dale Watson, Todd Snider, Slim Cessna's Auto Club and others. They've also been on the bills of numerous great live-music festivals, including Divide Festival; Salmonfest Alaska; NedFest; Bohemian Nights @ New West Fest; the Denver Post's Underground Music Showcase; BrewGrass; YarmonyGrass; Higher Ground Music Festival; Westword Music Showcase; Empire Americana; FoCoMX; Frozen Dead Guy Days; and the highly anticipated Grandoozy Festival.
Voted "Best Musician/Group" in the Colorado Daily's "Colorado University and Boulder's Best" in 2014, 2015, and 2017.
Winners of "Oskar Blues Brewery/Bolder Boulder 10K Battle of The Bands" (2015)
Selected as one of six Colorado bands for SpokesBUZZ's "Class of 2015" Emerging Artists Incubator program
Selected to play 6 showcases in Austin during SXSW 2014
“Resurrection is the concluding chapter in a trilogy that began with Death and Dawn, two records that combine brooding, introspective ballads with rambling outlaw country rocker tunes that showcase electrifying musicianship" - 5280 Magazine
“Gasoline Lollipops has been taking the local music scene by storm for the past six years. Their rough-and-tumble live shows and infectious punk energy have earned [the band] showcase spots at SXSW, 'Best Country Artist 2016' from Westword, and 'Best Band in Boulder' in the Colorado Daily's 2014 and 2015 polls" - Colorado Daily
"Gasoline Lollipops has managed to take the well-tread turf of alt-country and make it feel newly discovered. There is nothing hasty about [Resurrection]. These are songs that have been road-crafted before a live audience, smoothing out any potential snags. As a result, they almost immediately sound like classics you’ve probably heard somewhere. It would’ve been a lot easier to slam together a few outlaw country lyrics about drinking, throw in some pedal steel and a thumping bass, and call it good. Instead, we have musicians who are considerate of each performance, and a production quality that honors the songs" - Scene Magazine of Northern Colorado
"Uncompromised, vicious and authentic" - The Denver Post
"A group that combines elegance with grit and a rambunctious intensity" - Denver Westword
"The Gasoline Lollipops sound like 'Johnny Cash on steroids,' their fans would say. That's the best genre descriptor I've ever heard. Not 'They sound Americana, kind of,' or 'Uh, they have this rock/country mashup thing going on.' It's 'You'll feel like you're listening to a Johnny Cash concert after Johnny's had a hit of acid and a hit of ecstasy and done 100 pushups backstage.' Or whatever. The message is that the singer's voice reminds you of Cash - the heart and soul of his type of music is there, but the energy is also huge and sometimes takes control of the band and the audience at the same time" - Colorado Daily
"A penchant for rebellion emerges in the sometimes gruff, growling vocals that pepper the band’s earnest alt-folk" - Boulder Weekly
"If the Coen Brothers and Nick Cave holed up in Nashville after a near-death experience, it might sound something like Resurrection. The album marks the third in Boulder-based Gasoline Lollipops' so-called Lucky Sevens trilogy, putting an appropriate cap on the themes of destruction and doom. But the end is only the beginning for Resurrection, an album that defiantly celebrates life in earshot of death" - The Denver Post
"Gasoline Lollipops [is] a band escaping genre confinement as they set every show ablaze with heart-forward, stomping, growling tunes" - Bolder Beat
"Having been through his own Dawn and Death, [GasPops frontman Clay] Rose is now facing Resurrection, which not surprisingly comes off as the most solid, well-rounded album of the trilogy" - Marquee Magazine