Goodbye June releases their new EP Secrets In The Sunset [Suretone Records/Cotton Valley Music] today. An avalanche of rip-roaring rock ‘n’ roll, Southern-fried blues, and gospel soul, the group traverse their own lane at full speed. Listen here.
Against all odds, Goodbye June’s resolute spirit defines Secrets In The Sunset. Within the span of two years, they lived through a dramatic series of ups and downs, placing them on both sides of the spectrum. As they entered Black River Studios with producer Bobby Huff, the three-piece drew on “this turning point of joy and heartache” to record the five-song collection. They band kicked off the sessions by recording the title track “Secrets In The Sunset.” Airy guitars reverberate under Landon’s hypnotic howl over subtle orchestration. The energy curls towards a sweeping refrain upheld by thunderous riffing and spirited soloing. The song opened the creative floodgates as the guys recorded “Blindly Follow Blindly” under the influence of a flurry of inspiration. Taking dead aim at hypocrisy, its spacey fretwork brushes against Landon’s explosive delivery during the chorus. Meanwhile, songs like “Live In The Now” transformed into something of a mantra for the band. A pastiche of slide, acoustic, and electric guitar, the psychedelic sonic framework gives way to an overpowering hook that’s as hard-hitting as it is harmonious. It’s not about appeasing radio or anybody else. When you put on a Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, or Rolling Stones record, it’s music that matters. You’re familiar with it, but it doesn’t sound like anything else. That’s our goal when we sit down to write. We promise that’s never going to change. All our favorite bands made us feel something. We hope you walk away with a similar experience. – Goodbye June The Nashville trio of cousins–Landon Milbourn [vocals], Brandon Qualkenbush [rhythm guitar, backing vocals], and Tyler Baker [lead guitar]–have quietly emerged at the forefront of the 21st century rock vanguard. In the wake of their 2017 full-length debut Magic Valley, the boys earned the endorsement of Rolling Stone, contributed “Liberty Mother” to a high-profile Budweiser campaign, packed shows across the country, and racked up 30 million-plus cumulative Spotify streams. Their hard-hitting songs were placed on Madden 17, Wrestlemania (WWE), NHL All Access broadcasts as well as NFL and ESPN College Football broadcasts.
The band is also end the year by joining rock band Greta Van Fleet on the road for their European tour. See below for a complete schedule.
Secrets In The Sunset (Track Listing)
- Live In The Now
- Secrets In The Sunset
- Blindly Follow Blindly
- Get Happy
Oct 26 Paris, France @ Elysee Montmarte w/ Greta Van Fleet
Oct 27 Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique w/ Greta Van Fleet
Oct 29 Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013 w/ Greta Van Fleet
Oct 30 Hamburg, Germany @ Sporthalle Hamburg w/ Greta Van Fleet
Oct 31 Isernhagen, Germany @ Blues Garage
Nov 1 Cologne, Germany @ Palladium w/ Greta Van Fleet
Nov 4 Stockholm, Sweden @ Annexet w/ Greta Van Fleet
Nov 5 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Tap 1 w/ Greta Van Fleet
Nov 7 Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle w/ Greta Van Fleet
Nov 9 London, UK @ 02 Kentish Town Forum w/ Greta Van Fleet
Nov 11 London, UK @ 02 Kentish Town Forum w/ Greta Van Fleet
Nov 12 London, UK @ 02 Kentish Town Forum w/ Greta Van Fleet
Nov 13 London, UK @ The Black Heart
Nov 14 Birmingham, UK @ 02 Academy Birmingham w/ Greta Van Fleet
Nov 15 Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy w/ Greta Van Fleet
Tickets available at GoodbyeJune.com