Come join goodkids at their album release show of Who We Used to Be. This performance will feature
the songs from this album performed in its entirety, an intermission, and then a 2nd set of newer
material. The band will be doing a presale of their album on vinyl before it is available on all services
February 9th .
The band goodkids is the collaboration between vocalist and drummer Giovanni Giardina and lyricist and
keyboardist Nick Mazzeo. Their music is mostly conceived in bursts of spontaneity in late hours of a
night. At the heart of it can be heavy organ tones, and vocals from behind the drums, and sparse
Wurlitzer, and bass grooves that drive each song forward as much as they set them in place.
Their debut album Who We Used to Be is a full expression of their signature vocals, that sit between
smoky and soulful, that tell a story in the style of a lyrical memoir, or epic poem. With both songwriters
originally from Upstate New York, this slate of songs inevitably draws characteristics of the place where
they are from. A place that can be overwhelmed by greens but then dominated by greys. That is never
too dark but never that light. With many hills, and waters, but much rust. The songs were written and
recorded in that environment over the course of several years and many shows and contributions from
some of the area’s most exceptional musicians and audio engineers.
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Syracuse, NY, 13210