New Music – The Goon Sax – In The Stone
Can you remember all the way back to 2018, when pandemics were things that happened on TV? If so, you might remember a band called The Goon Sax who released an album called “We’re Not Talking”. Well, we really quite liked it. If you don’t believe me, you can read our review here.
“The album comes and goes in half an hour, and it will please guitar fans young and old. As well as the songs being finely crafted the album is… well, fun!” – Killian Laher
Well, they’re back! They’ve just released a new single with the promise of an album on the way! You can see the details and hear the sounds below…
The Goon Sax will be releasing their new album Mirror II on July 9th on Matador. The band’s third album and first for Matador, Mirror lI is a new beginning: a multi-dimensional eclectic journey of musical craftsmanship that moves from disco to folk to no wave skronk with staggering cohesion. The first-person narratives of their school days have graduated into an immersive and fluid world, one where “the narrator changes, the view-point isn’t definitive”. Songs have been made expansive, more universal, more weird— as introduced by the supernatural avant-pop of first single ‘In The Stone’. Watch the video directed by Mara Palena“
‘In The Stone’ is set in Berlin where I moved with my partner at the time, just after finishing school and recording our last album We’re Not Talking at the end of 2017,” says Louis Forster. “We were both exploring ourselves – accepting each other’s changes and celebrating flux – but also reckoning with the complicated need for a solid sense of self and the person we loved. Musically the song was influenced by what was playing in the background of our conversations which often took place in Ubers, supermarkets, outside parties etc. So it probably bears more of a subconsciously absorbed modern pop influence than anything else we’ve done as a band