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[11] As of 2020[update] she lives in Chicago with her husband Gabriel. Though the two first met at a house party around 2010, they first started making music together in 2015, when Brady was staying with Les in Chicago that winter.

“I literally didn’t know him,” Laura added. She now releases music under her own name; Les formerly released music under the moniker osno1. Life & Style has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services. “Some people that we were very, very surprised were down.”), Brady and Les grew up in neighboring suburban towns outside of St. Louis. Some listeners thought the album was supposed to be a post-ironic conceptual project, while others asserted that it was only enjoyable in concept, not in practice (“Almost the entire definition of ‘more interesting than good,” a RateYourMusic user wrote. [47] In Chicago, she worked at a "cross between a coffee shop and an empanada restaurant"[7] and studied acoustical engineering before switching to engineering ("I'm just gonna do [music], and study something else", she said)[16] in college. Moreover, after three long years of their engagement, they tied the knot in 2015. [36][2] Soon the "1000 Gecs tree" was found, revealed to be located in an Acuity Brands-owned office park in Des Plaines near O'Hare International Airport. “I don’t know if that’s true,” she continues. We just eloped!”. She describes these early tracks as being about “intense feelings that I did not know how to deal with,” like “how to dress as human,” a particularly affecting 2017 song that describes her anxieties around trying to dress herself while trans; “I’m never gonna pass/I should stay home/Why did I make plans?,” she sings in a high-pitched chirp over trap drums. A decade with my best friend! January 16, 2020. The pair don't have any children yet. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. After tinkering with different approaches, they created “bloodstains,” the first track from their debut self-titled EP that actually stuck.

Les explained that the "merging of genres" is "more natural than people think", adding that the group "didn't expect that [1000 Gecs] would resonate with people so much". Brady is generally reserved, while Les is more bubbly and forthcoming, chatting about the merits of low-carb Red Bull and her styling choices. So how do they know when a song is finished? “The person who's running the program is saying something like, ‘Maybe you're not strong enough to quit smoking or something.’ And he's like, ‘Calling me weak? them. 100 Gecs signed with Atlantic Records in 2020; Brady told NME they are "trying to be really big—trying to be as big as Ed Sheeran", while Les said that Atlantic was a "good fit ... [t]here's so many things that they could help us accomplish". Instead, they assure me that they just have an intensely earnest interest in music. Alabama native Laura Lee is married to Tyler Williams. [32][14] In June 2020, they stated in an interview with The Forty Five that they hoped to provide the soundtrack to a Disney movie,[33] and headlined another Minecraft festival, Square Garden,[2] featuring guests such as Charli XCX. “I knew that I liked nightcore vocals. But if there’s one thing that’s readily apparent about their sound, it’s that it’s supposed to be loud, noisy, and chaotic as hell. [9] Both of them were heavily inspired by Skrillex's song "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites".