Thursday, August 30, 2007

The GoStation

Transporting listeners to a place where melody reigns, cultures clash and combine, and feedback fills the sky, The GoStation is a state of mind as much as a band. Hailing from New York City, this five-piece force is on a musical mission to restore rock to its rightful place — the hearts and minds of the people.

Embracing the art of the anthem, The GoStation have willfully eschewed the structureless noise of many of their contemporaries, opting instead for epic compositions marked by masterful guitar interplay, a steady rhythmic punch, and huge sing-along choruses. Calling to mind everyone from Oasis to The Strokes by way of U2, the band are far more concerned with reviving the classic art of songwriting than becoming the darlings of any fickle scene.

The GoStation fired the first shot from their arsenal with the release of their debut EP, Quiet Zone, in 2005. The disc's five songs received major support from outlets as diverse as Seattle's KEXP, NYC's 92.3 K-Rock and Q104.3, XM and Sirius satellite radio, and Performances at CMJ, SXSW, and the NEMO festival's ASCAP showcase followed, along with in-studio appearances, a spate of rapturous reviews, and shows with bands including The Dears, Diamond Nights, White Rabbits, Sons & Daughters, The Bravery, The Mooney Suzuki, The Upwelling, Locksley, and Elefant.

But the EP was just a teaser for the real fireworks: 2007 sees the release of the first full-length album from The GoStation, Passion Before Function. To bring this long-awaited project to life, the band once again teamed up with producer/engineer Bill Racine (Rogue Wave, The Flaming Lips, Phantom Planet) to record amidst the cacophony and hysteria of their native metropolis. Over a year in the making, the album finally brings the sounds that have been living in our heroes' heads to full, sparkling life. Recommended!

The GoStation - All Together Now (from Passion Before Function)
The GoStation - Wandering Away (from Quiet Zone EP)
The GoStation @ MySpace

Eisley - Combinations (2007) !!!
Jesse Lacey (Brand New) - Acoustic Set (Live At Downtown 2004) !!!
Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie, The Postal Service) - Acoustic Set (Live On NPR 4-10-2007) !!!
The Get Up Kids - The Get Up Kids Final Show
Paramore - B-Sides
St. Vincent - Marry Me (2007) !!!
The Hold Steady - Boys And Girls In America !!!
The Gothic Archies - The Tragic Treasury: Songs From A Series Of Unfortunate Events !!!
Malcolm Middleton - A Brighter Beat (2007) !!!
iLiKETRAiNS - Progress Reform !!!
White Rose Movement - Kick !!!
The National - Boxer
The Dears - Gang Of Losers
Bat For Lashes - Fur And Gold
Patrick Wolf - The Magic Position
+ Bloc Party, Curve, Band Of Horses, Dalek, Richard Butler, The Rakes, Billy Idol, etc.
The Smashing Pumpkins - Zeitgeist (2007)
Art Brut, Battles, Dan Deacon, Joanna Newsom, LCD SOundsystem,
Peter Bjorn And John, The National, The Arcade Fire, etc.


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