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The Goon Sax Release New Video For “Temples”

September 22, 2021
Credit: Hugo Nobay

THE GOON SAX RELEASE ‘TEMPLES’ VIDEO
 
ANNOUNCE RESCHEDULED UK TOUR DATES FOR JANUARY
 
US TOUR WITH SNAIL MAIL THIS SPRING
 
MIRROR II OUT NOW ON MATADOR

Back in July, Brisbane trio The Goon Sax released their critically acclaimed third album and Matador Records debut, Mirror II. They return with a video for the song ‘Temples’, which features James Harrison on lead vocals.

A hypnotic video that captures the arrangement with this perfect connection.  The Goon Sax showcases their alluring appeal by creating this intoxicating atmosphere and hooking the audience. 

The band have also announced rescheduled UK shows for January, including stops in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London, as well as a run of dates supporting Snail Mail in the US this spring. A full list of dates can be found below.

James Harrison says on ‘Temples’:

“Temples is an offering in song that I wanted to be overwhelmingly pretty and a bit nostalgic. It sort of reminds me of an epic biopic or a scripted love letter.
When writing the lyrics, I was trying to surmise a romance in its entirety rather than as a self-contained moment. That’s why I think the romanticism is a bit unbelievable. And why I felt like I was in a dream state when I wrote it.
The lyrics are referential to The Wind and The Willows as well as Tim Buckley. The video takes inspiration from Joanna Newsom’s clip for “Divers” as well as a scene from the 2000’s Kanye West clip “All Falls Down.” Director James Caswell and band mates Louis and Riley helped me bring this song and video to life.”

Since forming in high school, Brisbane band The Goon Sax— the trio of Riley Jones, Louis Forster, and James Harrison, best friends who take turns writing, singing, and playing each instrument— have been celebrated for their kinetic homemade pop.

Mirror II is a new beginning: a multi-dimensional eclectic journey of musical craftsmanship that moves from disco to folk to no wave skronk with staggering cohesion. Gone are the first-person insecurities of their school days — they’ve been made expansive, more universal, and more weird.

Mirror II is available via Matador Records HERE

The album is released in Australia and New Zealand via Chapter Music and is available for purchase in those territories HERE

THE GOON SAX ON TOUR

UK Tour Dates
24.1.22- Mono Cafe Bar, Glasgow, with Brenda + more TBA
25.1.22 – YES, Manchester + The Short Causeway
26.1.22 – Hare & Hounds Kings Heath, Birmingham + The Nature Centre
28.1.22 – MOTH CLUB, London + Naima Bock

US Tour Dates
20.4.22 – Seattle WA @ Moore Theatre^
21.4.22  – Vancouver BC @ Vogue Theatre^
22.4.22 – Portland OR @ Wonder Ballroom^
23.4.22 – Portland OR @ Wonder Ballroom^
24.4.22 – Oakland CA @ Fox Theater^
27.4.22 – Los Angeles CA @ Hollywood Palladium^
28.4.22 – San Diego CA @ The Observatory North Park^
29.4.22 – Mesa AZ @ The Nile^
30.4.22 – 2022 – Santa Fe NM @ Meow Wolf^
2.5.22 – Austin TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater^
3.5.22 – Dallas TX @The Factory Studio^
5.5.22 – Atlanta GA @ The Masquerade – Heaven Stage^
6.5.22 – Asheville NC @ The Orange Peel^
7.5.22 – Carrboro NC @ Cat’s Cradle^
8.5.22 – Nashville TN @ Brooklyn Bowl – Nashville^

 Mirror II Tracklist:
1. In The Stone
2. Psychic
3. Tag
4. Temples
5. The Chance
6. Bath Water
7. Desire
8. Carpetry
9. Til Dawn
10. Caterpillars

https://thegoonsax.bandcamp.com/

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