Philly-based Goings have signed to Know Hope Records and will release their upcoming full-length ‘It’s For You’ on November 13, 2020. The band have shared a preview of the new album with the release of the first single Phone Numbers. Listen to the track via YouTube below.
When Chris Kearney opened up his grandmother’s dance studio after Christmas 2017 to a group of his longtime friends, Goings came together. The Philly band’s debut, a self-titled EP was filled with vibrant synth and textbook-grade time signatures. Their debut LP ‘It’s For You’ shows off the group’s complete calling card: one that desperately seeks true togetherness in times of technological oversaturation.
All four members of Goings—Kearney, Jack Meidel, and Aidan and Keith Rogers—contributed to a highly collaborative writing process which let arrangements explode past the confidence of alternative rock song structures. W Blue-Sky Lives is named after a technical glitch resulting in immortality in a digital world. The song’s guitar and synth intro building before spilling over into cascades of percussion and ambience. Other moments indebted to the band’s interest in arranging include the jagged restraint of Haircut 1000 and the bubbling electronics of the title track. Both have cluttered narratives that hinge on the lives we mold for others despite what they lead for themselves.
Perhaps the most telling move forward of Goings’ career thus far is the album closer, Algorithm (Aidan’s Odyssey). Over a backdrop that grows from texture to a climax of tectonic slides, the band confirms that everyone’s at the mercy of ones and zeroes, whether a computer’s equations or one’s mental math.
Pre-order ‘It’s For You’ here: https://knowhoperecords.limitedrun.com/categories/goings