We’re excited to be sending you “Scavengers,” the new single and title track to the forthcoming album from My Goodness. Scavengers, the second LP from the Seattle band, continues the sonic evolution that they first teased on last year’s Islands EP. Formed by Joel Schneider and Andy Lum after a chance encounter at SXSW, My Goodness has made considerable strides since recording the rocking, bluesy 2014 LP Shiver & Shake live in the studio with Rick Parashar (Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Blind Melon). Then, Lum says, “our live show was almost identical to the album experience, whereas now we’re adding a ton of energy and expanding the sound of the new songs when we play them on stage.” This increased creative capacity is due, in part, to the addition of Duke Evers members Kyle Veazey and Josh Starkel to the core duo of Schneider and Lum. According to Lum, “It’s really rewarding when you make music with people that have different influences and style; you’re always learning.”
The roots of My Goodness’ sound remain the same, but they incorporate a variety of different and new elements. Following the release of album opener “Islands” on last year’s EP of the same name, the band’s next offering is the LP’s expansive title track. Like “Islands,” “Scavengers” employs minimal keyboards and a thumping, electronica-infected drum beat to provide the foundation for a grooving, evolving, and melodically-satisfying song.
“Where there used to be heavily applied vibrato and scream [in Schneider’s vocals], there is now a melodious clarity of tone.” -Seattle Music News
“My Goodness seems to specialize in the liberation of indie rock… Impenitent and self-assured, the melodies created by My Goodness leave an indelible impression.” -New Noise Magazine
RIYL: Rogue Wave, The Helio Sequence, The Arctic Monkeys, Matt Pond PA, Hanni El Khatib
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Label: Votiv/Freakout Records
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