[Photo credit to Josh Beavers]
Goon has released their vibey second single and video for, “Ochre”, from the upcoming album Hour Of Green Evening, out July 15th, 2022. The name comes from Yellow Ochre, Kenny Becker’s favorite color to paint with, as he is also a painter who creates all the band’s art, and the song itself conjures the feeling of late night walks when unable to sleep. Becker personally shot the video using a point and shoot camera, “invoking a lo-fi digital grittiness fitting with the introspective longing of the song”.
Following the single “Angelnumber 1210”, the new track also features a piano improvisation from Spoon’s Alex Fischel at the end. His keys are layered throughout the album, which will be released as a special edition CD package featuring an obi strip and pressed on a limited run of red CDs via Demodé Recordings.
Hour of Green Evening was recorded in Glendale, CA with producer and engineer Phil Hartunian and Alex Fischel from Spoon who plays piano & synth on the record. The record conjures the “nighttime suburban world of Becker’s youth”, and the “in-between space of the nighttime world”. Goon features frontman Kenny Becker, Andy Polito on drums, Dillon Peralta on guitar, and Tamara Simons on bass.