Middle-Aged Queers (photo by Niki Pretti)
Be still my gay heart! Middle-Aged Queers aka the Bay Area queer-core darlings and sassy pop punk band of my aging dyke dreams are back with new music, “Anal Beads,” which comes on the heels of their 2022 album, Shout At The Hetero (one of our favorites of 2022), and is the first release from the band featuring their new guitarist, Fureigh (The Homobiles, ex-The Shondes), who joined the band last year.
The song is a mid-tempo rock ballad with a plaintive plea to a lover: “I’m on my knees / Begging you please / For this one deed” and goes on to leave nothing to the imagination!
Middle-Aged Queers live (photo by Kevin McGann)
Released just in time for Valentine’s Day, the band says: “We grew up on the heterocentric, decadent rock and roll ballads of the ’70s and ’80s. It only seemed fitting that we write a love song for us, by us.” And you know I’m all for it because it is a certifiable fact that we need more songs explicitly about queer love AND how sexy it is. Thank the gay gods for bands like Middle-Aged Queers for fulfilling that need with all the sass, grit and glam they can muster.
Listen to the song below and download it on Bandcamp or listen on all major streamers.
Check out our coverage of their most recent NYC show.