"Think ’60s more than ’70s, garage and surf more than doom, and reverb more than fuzz and you’re probably on your way to wherever it is The Goners are headed." -- The Obelisk
"Somewhere between The Stooges and the proto-metal of a band like Dark." -- Brooklyn Vegan
Swedish quintet The Goners share two new tracks from their forthcoming debut album Good Mourning (RidingEasy Records) today. Brooklyn Vegan premiered the tracks -- original tune "Are You Gone Yet?" and a Dead Moon cover "Dead In The Saddle" -- yesterday HERE. They are now available on all streaming platforms today. (Direct YouTube, Bandcamp.)
The first single "World of Decay" launched with The Obelisk in December HERE.
The Goners feature former Salem's Pot vocalist/guitarist Nate Gone and former members of Swedish rock band Yvonne. Don't make a big deal about it. This is something new:
Rock bottom. A place you have to throw yourself over the edge and burn all your bridges to reach. A place where the devil is laughing as a constant reminder of everything that went to shit. A place where you owe.
As the echoes of the past get louder and the forget-me-now's no longer work, you have to pick up the remaining pieces and try to make them fit. You can only wake up in an unknown bed with aching intestines and a throbbing noise inside your skull, still craving more, so many times until you realize that your life didn't quite turn out to be what you expected it to be. The killing floor is crowded and when the smoke starts to clear you start to notice just how bad you've been letting yourself go. It's Monday. You are on your own now.
And even as you start to do the right, start paying your dues and bills, doing the 9 to 5 and saying your sorries, you're still standing there like a sack of dead meat in a stinkin' world of decay where nobody cares. Gone but still aware. Ain't that something? Ain't that grand!
There's no remedy, no working cure but at least you got loud guitars, thumping bass and bashing cymbals to ease the pain. And as you stumble into your thirties, scorched earth policy-style, you can at least smile at the fact that you finished first. At last you succeded in something. Now you can just lay back, back where the sun doesn't shine and ask everybody else "aren't YOU gone yet?"
Don't worry, you soon will see that Gone is just a four-letter word. We're all heading south and again, no one really gives a fuck. It's Sunday. Join us.
Good Mourning will be available on LP, CD and download on March 13th, 2020 via RidingEasy Records. Pre-orders are available at www.ridingeasyrecs.com.
Artist: The Goners
Album: Good Mourning
Label: RidingEasy Records
Release Date: March 13th, 2020
01. Are You Gone Yet?
02. High, Low and Never In Between
03. World of Decay
04. Evil (Is Not Enough)
05. Good Ol' Death
06. The Sickening
07.. Down & Out
08. You Better Run
09. The Little Blue
10. Dead In The Saddle (Dead Moon)
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