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Two Inch Astronaut’s Sam Woodring Returns as Mister Goblin + Shares Debut Single “Be Right There”

November 13, 2018

Mister Goblin

TWO INCH ASTRONAUT’S SAM WOODRING RETURNS AS MISTER GOBLIN WITH DEBUT EP “FINAL BOY”

DUE OUT DECEMBER 7TH VIA EXPLODING IN SOUND RECORDS’ TAPE CLUB

SHARES NEW SINGLE “BE RIGHT THERE” VIA PHLUFF

Exploding In Sound Records is thrilled to announce the debut EP of Washington, DC’s Mister Goblin. The latest project from Sam Woodring, the former guitarist/vocalist of Two Inch Astronaut follows his long running trio’s recently announced hiatus, but from the sound of Mister Goblin, Woodring is only getting started and has never sounded better. Final Boy, due out December 7th, takes the tangled sound that Woodring has mastered over the past decade and floods it with a focus on pop music. The songs are bright and vibrant, taking influence of AM friendly pop and experimenting with electronic textures, synth, lush acoustics, and “trap drums”.

Lead single “Be Right There” is a perfect introduction, a bright and hook-filled pop song that bursts with mesmerizing melodies and a gorgeous harmony courtesy of Jordyn Blakely (Stove, Sharkmuffin). Trading in the aggressively shifting progressions and complex rhythms for a calming disposition and softer pop perfection, Woodring smoothes the edges without losing any of the brilliance fans have come to expect from his music.

Speaking about the single, Phluff shared:

“The track finds Woodring taking on a more gentle approach and brighter disposition, as glistening acoustic melodies drift over soft programmed percussion. Harmonies from Stove’s Jordyn Blakely add depth while, his singer-songwriter skill shines through the lyrically-driven pop ballad; proving Woodring is more than a just a one-trick-punk-pony.”

TOUR DATES:

12/18 – Washington, DC @ Rhizome w/ The Effects & Felix Pilar
12/20 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott w/ Anna Altman, Ovlov, & Alexander
12/21 – New Brunswick, NJ @ In The West w/ Glazer & Spowder
12/22 – Queens, NY @ Trans-Pecos w/ Ovlov

MISTER GOBLIN
FINAL BOY
OUT DECEMBER 7TH (CS/MP3)
PRE-ORDER
1. Be Right There
2. Night Lighting
3. Nothing You Do (Happens)
4. Option Vampire
5. Fixing The Jokes

BIO:Mister Goblin is the solo moniker of Sam Woodring, former singer/guitarist of Wheaton, MD’s Two Inch Astronaut. Titled in honor of a nickname given to him by a former student, the new project is liberated from the ‘rock’ confines of his old band. The EP finds him experimenting with various synths, acoustic soundscapes, and different kinds of percussion, (including but not limited to what could be termed ‘trap drums’) and also includes material that feels more like a logical extension of his old band. Lyrically, the album is less concerned with tradition, and songs about everything from vampirism to skee-ball can be found on the album. More than anything else, Final Boy is the sound of a slyly melodic songwriter rediscovering that music permits you to do whatever the fuck you want, and the joy and reinvigoration that come from that are palpable throughout.

Produced by Michael John Thomas III (Ovlov, Grass is Green) and featuring vocal contributions from Jordyn Blakely, (Stove, Sharkmuffin) the album is a darkly playful foray into new musical textures, with a sharpened perspective and refined songwriting.

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