Preview: My Goodness
The Crocodile, Seattle, WA
From primal punk riffs to scorching soul, Seattle rockers My Goodness shake up their sonic layers on sophomore release, Scavengers, out June 2nd via Votive Music and Freakout Records. While vocalist/guitarist Joel Schneider’s tenor vibrato is still going strong, Andy Lum has switched from destroying behind the kit to his just-as-intense new role on keys/guitar. They’ve filled out their sound even more with the addition of Duke Evers’ Josh Starkel on bass and Kyle Veazey on drums.
A stylistic shift from their 2014 debut, Shiver + Shake, the new album reinterprets My Goodness’ fundamentally blues-rock origins. Still infinitely visceral, Scavengers reaches into the band’s wealth of musical influences and interests. There are sultry electronic washes of atmosphere, wistfully catchy melodies, and innately human lyrical masterpieces that reveal the powerful partnership of Lum and Schneider’s talents.
It’s a smart evolution for the band that doesn’t step so far away from expectations as to be discordant while also letting them move forward. They’ve opened up their own blues-punk boundaries and added synth-pop sheen without losing their raw, sultry edge. And they’re still a boisterously sexy live band. Pre-order the album here and catch their record release show live June 9 at The Crocodile with Smokey Brights and Year of Death.
8 PM | $12 Advance
Preview by Stephanie Dore
Art by Nate Steigenga