Posted on March 2nd, 2022
[as seen on Brooklyn Vegan]
Mister Goblin (aka Sam Goblin, who used to front Two Inch Astronaut) will follow last year's Four People In An Elevator And One Of Them Is The Devil with a new album, Bunny, on April 22 via Exploding In Sound (pre-order). It's the first Mister Goblin album to feature a full band, which included Options' Seth Engel on drums and Cumbie's Aaron O'Neill on bass, and the album also features guest appearances from Speedy Ortiz/Sad13's Sadie Dupuis, Sam's Two Inch bandmate Matt Gatwood, Andrew Krull, and K Nkanza (aka Spring Silver). Seth also recorded it with help from Russell Harrison, and co-mixed it alongside Jawbox's J Robbins.
Along with the announcement, we're premiering lead single "Holiday World," which starts out as a breezy, '90s-style indie rock song before exploding into a grungy post-hardcore climax. Sam's always had a knack for keeping the charm of '90s guitar rock alive, and this song is a reminder that he's still finding fresh, interesting things to do with it. "There’s a theme park called Holiday World located in (I kid you not) Santa Claus, Indiana," Sam says of the song. "It’s basically split up into sections of the park that have different holiday themes. Lyrically the song is about the power of the algorithm being so absolute to the point where it’s impossible to tell what we really like, and relating that to what I imagine the very curated experience of being at Holiday World."
Mister Goblin -- 2022 Tour Dates
03/03 - Bloomington, IN @ Orbit Room w/ Joelton Mayfield
03/10 - Chicago, IL @ The Hideout w/ OUX
03/11 - Louisville, KY @ The Flamingo Lounge
03/12 - Nashville, TN @ Drkmttr w/ Stuck & Shell of a Shell
03/13 - New Orleans, LA @ BJ's
03/14 - Denton, TX @ TBA
03/17 - Austin, TX @ Hole In The Wall (Post-Trash show)
03/19 - Austin, TX @ Velveeta Room (EIS show)
03/20 - St. Louis, MO @ Music Record Shop w/ Grocer
03/21 - Bloomington, IN @ Night Shop