LA-based Goon are set to release their debut LP ‘Heaven is Humming’ on July 19th.
The rising lo-fi scuzz rock 4-piece have also shared two wildly diverse highlights from the record – “Northern Saturn” and “Snoqualmie” – the latter is accompanied by a video directed by Goon singer/guitarist/songwriter Kenny Becker.
‘Heaven is Humming’ takes the sounds of foundational groups like Pixies and Boards of Canada (Becker’s all-time favorite band) and contextualizes them through a modern lens, placing Goon alongside contemporaries like Forth Wanderers, METZ, Young Jesus, and Dilly Dally. Becker croons like Michael Stipe one minute and snarls like Frank Black the next.
Goon is primarily a vehicle for Becker, who wrote ‘Heaven is Humming’ while suffering from a chronic sinus condition that required surgery and periodically debilitated his senses – including hearing. The songs - fearlessly weird, yet also comforting and familiar - emerged during Becker’s brief periods of health and optimism. “I find encouragement in the fact that I’m able to be productive in the times that I’m not sick,” Becker explains. “People like to romanticize the periods in which, for example, someone like Van Gogh was suffering, but it was actually because he was sick that he would go outside and see a cherry-blossom tree and be struck by its beauty. It would make him realize, ‘This might be the last time I see this, I don’t know when I’ll have this snatched away from me again.’”
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