James Brooks, who used to record as Elite Gymnastics and then briefly under the controversial Dead Girlfriends moniker, is now Default Genders, and he just dropped a surprise LP apparently two years in the making. Some tracks, like Stop Pretending and On Fraternity, we heard last summer (remastered here by Recycle Culture), while others, like Everything Is A Lie And Everyone Is Completely Full Of Shit, have only been around for a few weeks. Either way, it’s 12 tracks of Brooks’ lo-fi, gold-flecked moodiness, which is a nice Monday treat. Stream all of Magical Pessimism 2014 below or buy it over at Default Genders’ Bandcamp.