emo band of the week: the goodnight fellows
  • FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2010

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[Ed. Note: I apologize in advance for my rash decision to let Hanna plug a band of her choice every week.]

Here at Baeble, everything I listen to is classified as "emo". No matter what it is if I listen to it, it's labeled emo by everyone in the office. I consider it to be more pop-punk, but to each his (or her) own. Grudges aside, as the expert on all things "emo" I'm going to be featuring a band that I listen to every Friday. Get ready for your weekly dose of what some call "emo".

Today I'll be introducing you to a band that I have been listening to for a while now, The Goodnight Fellows. My love affair with this pop-heavy Colorado group of guys began when I heard their song "California Girl" for the first time. The track breathes fresh air into the scene. (I don't expect you to be familiar with my scene, but just know that this song changes the game.) The feel is a light, airy one, and makes you reminiscent of days on the California coast just hanging around the bonfire with your paramour. And that's what the song's about: a girl who embodies California in every sense of the word and how being in love with her is just pure, innocent bliss. Definitely one of my favorite songs of recent years.

The Goodnight Fellows just released an EP called Arizona and on that (amazing) EP is a track that made me fall in love with the band all over again. "Her Own Thing" is the fun tale of the girl that is just out of your reach. The drums, courtesy of my friend Erek Johnson, perfectly embody the upbeat spirit of the fun-loving girl being sung about by Josh Urdiales. Mike Leach's guitar complements this as the icing on the powerpop cake. And Alex Marchlowska does a great job electrifying the track with his bass line. My favorite part is the total breakdown in the bridge and then the gradual build up back to full band.

So, if you take anything away from this post, let it be that The Goodnight Fellows are worth your time. They're just a group of super talented guys who love what they do. I want you to love it too. Go have a listen, you will be pleasantly surprised by their all-around good old-fashioned American pop sound. Stay tuned for my interview with them next week.
Your Resident Emo,
hanna kasper

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MP3: "Her Own Thing" (Arizona)
The Goodnight Fellows on Myspace

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