Limited LP: White Vinyl
Connecticut-based quintet Goose—Rick Mitarotonda [vocals, guitar], Peter Anspach [vocals, keys, guitar], Trevor Weekz [bass], Ben Atkind [drums], and Jeff Arevalo (percussion, drums, vocals)—shimmy through the cracks between funk, alternative, and rock with
head-spinning hooks, technical fireworks, and the kind of chemistry only possible among small-town and long-time friends. The common thread through the stylistic diversity they employ is a rich and deeply rooted language of improvisation.
After selling out theaters coast-to-coast and a series of seismic festival performances, the musicians welcome everybody on their 2021 second full-length studio album, Shenanigans Nite Club.
“While we’ve been touring, the record has been happening in the background,” says Rick. “We’ve done our fair share of sweating it out and paying our dues on the road. There was a natural progression until we really got on the same page creatively. It’s been a long, weird trip. At times, it was tumultuous. The record is a companion to those growing pains.”
In the end, Goose chart their own course and ultimately encourage everyone else to do the same.
“Our dream is to inspire people to step off the beaten path,” Rick leaves off. “There are a lot of voices that tell you to play it safe. I think the coolest thing in the world is when someone breaks free and goes for whatever weird shit they dream of doing.”
01. So Ready
07. Spirit Of The Dark House
09. The Labyrinth