Adam Goldberg / The Goldberg Sisters
To Release HOME: A Nice Place To Visit
As Photography Book and Vinyl-LP Set
Stunning Hardcover Book Unites Goldberg’s Photographic And Musical Talents
Fourth Album from The Musical Alias Of
Actor / Musician / Filmmaker / Photographer
Acclaimed By Paste, Billboard, Under The Radar, Paper Magazine and More
Psych-pop artist The Goldberg Sisters
have announced the physical release of their new album HOME: A Nice Place To Visit
in the format of a gorgeous limited edition photography book / 2xLP set. Known as the musical alter-ego of actor, musician, filmmaker and photographer Adam Goldberg
(and his mythical sister-twin “Celeste”), The Goldberg Sisters have developed a prismatic blend of 60’s psychadelia, 90’s indie rock, and contemporary bedroom-pop aesthetic over the course of 4 albums. The set will be available for purchase on August 30th via Hat & Beard Press, and is currently available for pre-sale
The album has been lauded by leading music publications including Billboard
, Under the Radar
, Paper Magazine, LA Weekly and Paste
who describes it as ““…an album of mega-tracked psych rock in the mold of The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala and a foundational influence, David Bowie.” HOME: A Nice Place To Visit
is currently available for digital download
The book will feature Goldberg’s photographs paired with lyrics for each track on the record and will feel much like the kind of hand-held object for which Mr. Goldberg has always had an affinity. Each image will be a visual counterpoint for the particular feeling evoked by its companion song. Also included is a transcription of the lyrics opposite each photo as well as an instrumental bonus track that comprises the fourth side of the album, not included in the digital release. Given the diverse aural textures and moods conjured up by the music on the album, it’s no surprise the photography is a wonder wheel of optical delights.
Shot on instant film stocks with a variety of medium and large format cameras, the images are an extension of Mr. Goldberg’s life-long obsession with physically documenting moments in time. Goldberg began to pursue his passion for photography and filmmaking as a teenager, and while he is widely regarded as an extremely versatile actor (Saving Private Ryan, Friends, Entourage, The Hebrew Hammer, 2 Days in Paris,) and independent filmmaker—he’s written and directed three features, as well as several shorts and music videos—music and photographs have played an increasingly prominent role in his creative sphere.
This particular project echoes the years when he would end his nights by pasting Polaroid photographs he had taken throughout the day into a journal. Later, the process evolved into a “virtual journal,”—a Tumblr page found at AdamGoldberg.Tumblr.Com
—on to which he would upload scanned negative or instant prints, as well as recordings, many of which are early versions of songs found on his albums. As with Stranger’s Morning
, his prior release, Goldberg recorded most of the album in his garage studio, doing the majority of the instrumentation, which was recorded by frequent collaborator Andrew Lynch (of Nav Attack). With songs like “The Kids are Alwrong”, “Dear Mr. Nilsson”, and “Meet the Depressed” on Home
, one gets a real taste for the cosmic and comic sensibilities possessed by this many-talented artist.