Friday, July 06, 2007

Goodbye The Band

Goodbye the Band is an electronics-infused epic pop-rock band in the vein of Fiery Furnaces, Stereolab, Magnetic Fields and Of Montreal. The band is the brainchild of John Acquadro, and includes frequent contributions from vocalist and percussionist Spencer Owen, along with other instrumentation from Michael Ulrich, Jamie Burkart, Fletcher Tucker and Alexandra Ackerman. The emotional range of Goodbye the Band's music is wide, covering the entire spectrum from reflective and nostalgic to hyper and almost psychotically irreverent.

The music has been called "amazing" by Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and has received praise for its many recording projects at outlets such as Fakejazz and the venerable Demo Universe, which called the band's music "unfailingly superb," and a "favorite" out of thousands and thousands of received releases.

Goodbye the Band's hallmarks are a clear affinity for dynamic-conscious and dense arrangement, an ear for compelling production and, perhaps most obviously, an obsession with melodies operating at both traditional and unusual intervals. While no longer adolescent, Acquadro's teenage fanboy appreciation for the guitar lines of Smiths-era Johnny Marr, the energy of Talking Heads' small riffs and the melodies of vintage They Might Be Giants is spiritually if not modally obvious.

The band released a number of albums, full and EP's, that can be downloaded via their official page. Lately, the band released EP, The Goo of Childhood, that is available for free download. The EP is a good introduction to their upcoming release, The Lion. The album will be released for independent label Pop Oblivion.

Goodbye The Band - Kalen's Trip
Goodbye The Band - The Lion
Goodbye The Band - Sportswriter
Goodbye The Band - The Goo Of Childhood (EP)
Goodbye The Band @ MySpace

You Say Party! We Say Die! - Lose All Time (2007) !!!
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones + Fever To Tell
The Grates - Gravity Won't Let You High
The Tuss - Confederation Through [EP] (2007) !!!
Clark - Throttle Furniture [EP] !!!
+ Autechre, Bjork, GAK, etc.
Calexico - Aerocalexico (Live) + The Book And The Canal !!!
Sun O))) - Void + Black One + Flight Of The Behemoth
Tindersticks - Simple Pleasure
+ The Collectors, Audioslave, Primus, Ry Cooder, etc.
Calexico - Hot Rail !!!
Animal Collective - Feels
Lacuna Coil - Karmacode
+ Mastodon, Priestess, Pain Of Salvation, etc.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

great site!

one note, though:
leviathan is a mastodon album, not another band.

7:02 PM  
Blogger Ziggy said...

yes it is, thanx

8:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

first link is dead

7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you happen to stumble across 10 new messages by the Rakes and happened to post a link to that....well, that would be pretty sweet.

On another note, Really appreciate this site. IT has turned me on to tons of great tunes over the past year or two. I'd be a lesser man without it.

7:58 PM  

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