The February 7 show at Rothko was a great time for all involved. For those who missed it, though, there's a wrap-up at the Crackers United site, complete with some really sweet photos from the evening. Check out why their FRICTION parties are set to be the next big night in NYC! Meanwhile, we're currently in demo mode for our upcoming new studio sessions, which are set to kick off in late March. Producer extraordinaire Bill Racine (the man behind the majority of the Quiet Zone EP) is back on board, so we can't wait to see what kind of sonic bliss we come up with this time around.
FEEL THE FRICTION
The GoStation's return to Shindig! on Jan. 25 was more fun than we could have hoped. If only the night hadn't been shut down early by the police before the Mooney Suzuki could play, it would have been perfect. Thanks to all who made it out! Don't rest on your laurels now, though, because the next big event is coming right up. On Feb. 7, the band is performing at the fabulous FRICTION night at Rothko, presented by the equally fabulous online collective Crackers United. Check out what they had to say about us here, and for more details on the show, click here.
ALL ABOARD FOR 2006
It's a new year, and we're taking it to heart — with a new lineup, new shows, and more new material than we know what to do with. Most importantly, The GoStation is happy to announce the addition of drummer Justin Aaronson (formerly of Surefire) and guitarist Erik Nyquist to our newly expanded ranks. They'll be joining us as we rocket ahead into 2006, starting with a return performance at the gloriously decadent Shindig! party on Jan. 25, followed by our first big show of the year at Rothko on Feb. 7. We'll also be heading back into the studio early in the year to begin work on our debut full-length album, so keep your ears out for hints of what's to come!
More and more people are catching on to the sounds of The GoStation every day: On Sunday, Dec. 11, the band hit the playlist at G-Rock Radio in New Jersey, where host Dave Wetmore featured "C'mon" on his show "The Underground." Check out the program every Sunday night from 10pm-midnight EST! Meanwhile, new reviews of the Quiet Zone EP have been popping up all over the place, including onetimesone.com, Sellout Magazine, PopMatters, and Playback:stl. Of course, the disc remains available from Amazon, CDBaby, iTunes, and other retail sources, as well as right here on this site.
The GoStation has been picked up for a second time by WOXY.com's "Unsigned" program. Last time, the station played "Hold On," and now they're going with "C'mon." The new episode actually already aired on Nov. 17 and 19 (sorry, we were a bit slow on this one), but luckily it will be repeating again on Thursday, Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving Day) at 9pm and Saturday, Nov. 26 at 6pm. To check it out and/or subscribe to the podcast, just click here. Meanwhile, The GoStation continues to get airplay on 90.3 KEXP in Seattle, where the Quiet Zone EP has been steadily climbing the charts!
After more than two-and-a-half years with the band, Joel Frost has departed from The GoStation. Joel was there from the very beginning, and his contributions are too numerous to count, so we're extremely sorry to see him go. Joel is both a fantastic person and an excellent musician, and we wish him nothing but the best for the future. A replacement will be announced shortly.
RADIO PLAY REPORT
90.3 KEXP in Seattle has been showing some serious love for the band! "The Morning Show" host John Richards has already played three tracks off the Quiet Zone EP on his program, and the other songs are set to follow. If you haven't tuned in to KEXP yet, check it out and listen online here. The GoStation is also featured on the newest installment of Unsigned @ WOXY.com, a weekly show and podcast featuring the top independent bands from around the globe. Listen in on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 9pm or Saturday, Nov. 12 at 6pm (repeat), or subscribe to the podcast here. Finally, local Internet stations Radio Indie Pop and Radio Crystal Blue have given us some great recent exposure, so check both of these excellent music resources out!
HURRICANE BENEFIT, TAKE 2
Response to the last benefit show was so good that we've decided to do it again! On November 4, 2005, The GoStation will perform at NYC's Sin-e to help raise money for two special programs providing assistance to those affected by Hurricane Katrina: Bright Horizons' Comfort For Kids program and the New Orleans Musicians Fund. Organized by Kerri Black Promotions, the event also features sets from Low Flying Jets, Passenger, lightfromadeadstar, Violator and The Marianne Pillsburys. The show starts at 8pm, with The GoStation playing at 8:45pm.
Huge thanks to all who attended the Katrina benefit at Rothko on September 27. The crowd was nearly at capacity, and thanks to everyone's generosity, we helped raise almost $1,500 for Oxfam America's hurricane relief efforts. To check out a full report on the show, click here. Meanwhile, four days later, The GoStation was up in Boston as planned, performing to an all-ages crowd at the NEMO Music Festival's ASCAP/MySpace showcase. We were there and back in a day, so we're still getting our bearings, but it was definitely worth the trip!
NEMO & MEANY FEST
Following another great CMJ showcase, The GoStation is staying in the festival spirit with two more upcoming showcase performances. First up is an all-ages show in Boston for the 2005 NEMO Music Festival on October 1. Presented by ASCAP and MySpace, this special daytime event at the ICC kicks off at 1:00pm, with the GoStation hitting the stage at 1:45pm. Click here to view a flier for the show, and check out the full NEMO lineup here. Later in the month, we'll be back in NYC for this year's MEANY Fest, where we'll be peforming on October 14 at the Tribeca Rock Club. This show will be 18+, and also offers audience members the chance to vote for their favorite bands of the festival.
On Tuesday, September 27, The GoStation will be joining a number of NYC's best musical acts to help raise money for relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Organized by blogger collective Crackers United, the show will take place at Lower East Side venue Rothko beginning at 8:00pm, with The GoStation on at 9:00pm. Other bands on the bill are The Upwelling, The Diggs, Other Passengers and Nicole Atkins & The Sea, with DJ Nora K spinning between bands all night. Tickets are $10, with all proceeds from the event going to Oxfam America. For full details, click here.
OUT OF THE BOX
On Sunday, September 4, The GoStation was featured on Q104.3's "Out Of The Box" show in New York. Host Jonathan Clarke played "C'mon" from the Quiet Zone EP on the program, which spotlights new and local artists, in addition to featuring tracks from major new releases. The episode also included new tracks from the Rolling Stones, plus songs from Oranger, Shelby and Institute. You can check out "Out Of The Box" online here, or click here to listen to a short clip from the show.
We're happy to announce that The GoStation will once again be playing a special showcase at one of NYC's most exciting annual events, the CMJ Music Marathon. Taking over the city this year from September 14-17, CMJ will see thousands of bands, fans, and industry insiders from all over the world coming together in the name of new music. The GoStation's CMJ performance is set to take place on Saturday, September 17 at Crash Mansion, on a fantastic bill that also features Orange Park, Group Sounds and The Twenty Twos. This show is free with rsvp and open to the public, so whether you're attending CMJ or not, you won't want to miss it.
NEW MEDIA ALERT
The GoStation's Summer Residency at Arlene's was spotlighted in a great Q&A feature in AM New York on August 1. The daily newspaper is distributed for free all over New York City, reaching an extremely large audience. If you missed the piece when it was out, just click here to check it out. Meanwhile, "Hold On" (from the Quiet Zone EP) has been picked up for airplay by NYC's Radio Indie Pop, a broadband streaming radio station with over 15,000 listeners: tune in here. The Summer Residency continues every Monday night throughout the month of August 2005.
QUIET ZONE EP RELEASED!
The debut CD from the GoStation, the Quiet Zone EP, is now available! To order your copy today, just visit our audio page and click away. Also look for the disc to be available from a number of other online retailers in the coming weeks, including Amazon.com, CD Baby, and iTunes. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the EP, feel free to email us. And many thanks to everyone who joined us for our CD release party on July 2 and helped to make it such a fantastic night!
The GoStation is making the most of summer 2005 by setting up a weekly residency at NYC's own Arlene's Grocery. The band will be performing every Monday night in August at the venue at 8:30pm. Better yet, all shows are free! Look out for a number of surprises at these special shows, and be sure to stick around afterwards for the phenomenon that is Rock and Roll Karaoke.
CD RELEASE PARTY
The Quiet Zone EP will be officially materializing at the beginning of July, and we're celebrating with a CD release party at the always fabulous Tiswas night at Don Hill's on July 2. Mark your calendar now for what promises to be one of the best nights of the summer, featuring a great lineup of bands, DJs, and all-night revelry. We'll have plenty of CDs on hand, so this is your chance to get one of the very first copies out of the box. Be sure not to miss this one — we may even play a new song or two!
The new issue (no. 6) of Underrated magazine, featuring a cover story on the GoStation, is now available! Look for free copies at some of your favorite stops and shops around town, or just head over to their website and download the pdf version, also for free! Meanwhile, thanks to everyone who came out to help launch the issue at the Underrated night at Tribeca Rock Club!
QUIET ZONE ARTWORK
The art for the EP is finally finished! To check out the cover, just click here. The CDs are going to be available at the beginning of July, and we'll be throwing a big party to celebrate the release on July 2 — so if you were thinking of going out of town that weekend, it's time to cancel your plans and stay where the action's at! More news on the release party soon.
Issue no. 6 of NYC's own Underrated magazine features the GoStation as its top story. The magazine will be available in print and online (both free!) at the beginning of June, but you can preview the cover now by clicking here. Meanwhile, we'll be helping to celebrate the issue's release at a special 18+ show at Tribeca Rock Club on June 2. There will be free copies and rock galore, so don't miss it!
The GoStation made its FM radio debut on Sunday, March 20 on 92.3 K-Rock in New York City. The station aired "Another Day," from the upcoming Quiet Zone EP, during its weekly "Domestic Disturbance" show. Thanks to the program's hosts, Dubin and Christian, as well as K-Rock jock extraordinaire Brad Maybe for all their support.
January's Shindig! party went down so well that it garnered the band its first mention in the UK's weekly music bible, the NME. Click here to check it out in the "Letter from New York" section from the Feb. 12, 2005 issue. Thanks again to the Sexy Magazines for throwing such a fantastic party, and for inviting us to be a part of it. To view photos from the night at their website, just click here.
The newly completed "Wandering Away" music video made its big premiere at a special screening before the band's set at Pianos (where a good part of the video was filmed) on Jan. 31, 2005. In case you missed it, or you just can't wait to see it again, now you can download it and watch it whenever you like! Just click here for a Quicktime version of the clip.
Tracking for the three new studio songs wrapped on Jan. 9, 2005 with a special group backing vocal session featuring our good friends in Surefire. Mixing on the new tracks should be finished by the middle of the month, after which the entire EP will be ready to master. Thanks to Kelly, Ben, Nick and Justin for pitching in, and to Bill for doing such a fantastic production job.
VOTE GOSTATION IN 2005!
The GoStation has been selected to perform in the 2nd OriginalSessions Buzz Band Search, in a showcase taking place at Pianos on Jan. 31. To vote for the band as your favorite, just send an email here. The group is also included on an upcoming Band Promote CD sampler, which features "Another Day." You can vote for the GoStation to become a BandPromote.com featured artist by clicking here.
The band has been back in the studio this December (2004) with producer Bill Racine, working on new songs for its debut release. (Yes, we know we told you tracking for the EP was done, but the new recordings are going so well, we just have to get them on there!) Keep an eye out for more news soon, and the actual appearance of the Quiet Zone EP at long last in 2005. There are some definite sonic surprises in store.
BEHIND THE SCENES
The GoStation music video debut edges ever closer, as post-production work on the first clip for "Wandering Away" continues. In the meantime, you can get a look at the making of the video, through this exclusive photo gallery. Just click here for your inside glimpse at what went down on set during filming.
MARATHON AND ON...
The boys would like to extend a huge thank-you to everyone who showed up to support them at the 2004 CMJ Music Marathon. There were enough great bands playing at any given moment of the day throughout the event (Oct. 13-16) to make your head spin, so it was really fantastic to see such a packed room during The GoStation's showcase.
The GoStation spent the last weekend of August filming a video for "Wandering Away" at various locations around NYC, including one of the band's favorite venues. The video was directed by Jeremy Quayhackx and shot by Marcus K. Jones. Big thanks go out to Jeremy, Marcus, Jasper, Mike, Glendon, Ashley, Aimee, Bethany, and everyone else involved in making it happen. Keep an eye on this site for updates, and the video in full when it's done.
During a break from the Quiet Zone EP recording sessions, the band spent some time in the studio recording a special treat for their fans. The song may or may not get an official release, but it will be posted on this site as soon as it's mixed and ready to go. All we can say for now is that it's a cover, but if you haven't seen the band live, chances are you've never heard it before...
"Another Day" has been added to the Radio Indie Pop playlist on Fridays. The online radio station streams the best in melodic music from independent and established artists alike, shining a spotlight on great sounds seven days a week. To tune in, just head over to www.radio-indie-pop.com.
Check the audio section to hear the studio versions of "Wandering Away" and "Another Day," recorded with producer Werner F. at the Boiler Room in Brooklyn, NY. Both tracks are available for download for a limited time only, so don't miss your chance to get them while you can. If you like what you hear, email us and let us know!
The GoStation made its television debut on Season 1 of Fearless
Music TV, which airs Mondays on Time Warner Cable channel 35 in NYC. The show features
live in-studio performances from up-and-coming bands, including
The Fever, Aerial Love Feed, Surefire and Ambulance Ltd. For more info on the show, visit www.fearlessmusic.tv.
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