WELSH POP WIZARDS, EL GOODO ANNOUNCE SOPHOMORE RELEASE, “COYOTE,” OUT JANUARY 12TH ON GREASE RECORDS

Hailing from inside the valleys surrounded by the majestic mountains of South Wales, five piece multi-instrumental group, El Goodo consists of the talents of Pixy, Jason, Lewie, Matty and Elliott. They were first noticed by the Super Furry Animals who, in 2005 picked up their first self-titled album and released it under their Placid Casual label and subsequently were their tour’s opening act, introducing El Goodo as a band worthy of critical and mass appeal. They have received accolades from both their home isle and the United States, touted as Artist of the Month by Spin Magazine in 2005. Besides touring nationally around the UK with Super Furry Animals, El Goodo has graced the stage with heavy-weights such as The Zombies, Dead Meadow, Preston School of Industry, Beulah, Essex Green and the Keys just to name a few, solidifying their rise as psychedelic champions.

ABOUT COYOTE
El Goodo combines the mellow and melodious psychedelic sounds of the Beach Boys, The Byrds and Love with beautiful and lush arrangements that call upon the mystical countryside from whence they came. The result is the creation of a mysterious, sweepingly grand, and at times whimsical approach to their already eclectic soundscape. Their intoxicating sophomore release, Coyote, due January 2009 (Grease Records), is both sprawling and hauntingly deserted, evoking a sonic landscape both richly cultivated and desolate, with intensely poetic harmonies and darkly articulated instrumentation. “Aren’t You Grand”, “I Saw Her Today”, “Talking to the Birds”, and “Oh, to Sleep” feel cinematic, like a dark western cowboy soundtrack, juxtaposing surfy and at times summery melodies to create an ominous score. “Feel So Fine”, “Be My Girl”, and “I Can’t Make It” continue in El Goodo’s knack for beautiful beach harmonies, but opt for psych-breakouts and breakdowns reminiscent of efforts by Olivia Tremor Control and Lansic Dreiden. Coyote was produced by the band in a deserted theater and has brought together Cian Ciaran of the Super Furry Animals’ fame to mix the album, as well as renowned artist Pete Fowler to capture the eloquence of the music for the album’s artwork. Coyote is a beautiful piece of darkly rich psych-pop perfection, brought to you by the new breed of Welsh pop wizards–El Goodo.

TRACKLISTING:
1. Feel So Fine
2. Aren’t you Grand
3. Don’t Worry Marie
4. I Saw Her Today
5. Information Overload
6. Talking to the Birds
7. Pete
8. I Can’t Make It
9. Be My Girl
10. Oh, To Sleep
11. I Only Dream

Band Members:
Pixy
Jason
Lewie
Matty
Elliott

Mixed by Cian Ciaran

Artwork by Pete Fowler

For more information visit:

www.myspace.com/elgoodomusic

www.greaserecords.com

www.sharkpartymedia.com/ElGoodo

Author: James McQuiston

Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University.

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