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It’s hard to not think about The Band when examining the career path of Philadelphia’s Good Old War. Formed from the ashes of another group? Check. First rose to prominence backing a popular solo artist? Another check. Emerged from that artist’s shadow to become a new force all their own? Check is an understatement for that one. The once under-appreciated sidemen to Anthony Green have spent the last few years quietly putting out good records and doing interesting tours, but with Live From The City Of Brotherly Love they have distilled it all down to a bona- fide statement: this is who we are, and you’re going to pay attention.

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Good Old War ” Live From the City Of Brotherly Love” Out now

Happy release day! “Live From The City Of Brotherly Love” is Good Old War 's fourth release on Sargent House and it’s available everywhere today, December 10th where fine music is sold. It has a diverse track-list with the best songs from all three of our past full length albums performed  live from our hometown of Philadelphia at Union Transfer. You can get great Bundles or CD at the merch store HERE

or grab it on ITUNES with a bonus track or AMAZON or Bandcamp - whichever your preference it’s also streaming on Spotify too. So enjoy it and spread the word!

Good Old War is also currently on tour as Anthony Green’s band and we will have the new CD available at the merch table on these shows so pick one up at any of these dates on the Young Legs Tour.

Good Old War “Live From The City Of Brotherly Love” Tracklisting:
1. WINDOW
2. LOOKING FOR SHELTER
3. WEAK MAN
4. CAN’T GO HOME
5. NOT QUITE HAPPINESS
6. WOODY’S HOOD BOOGIE WOOGIE
7. OVER AND OVER
8. CONEY ISLAND
9. BETTER WEATHER
10. JUST ANOTHER DAY
11. THAT’S SOME DREAM
12. CALLING ME NAMES
13. AMAZING EYES
14. WE’VE COME A LONG WAY
15. I SHOULD GO/ THINKING OF YOU (Bonus Track - Digital only)


Good Old War release “Live From The City Of Brotherly Love” on December 10th - Pre-Orders now up


We are so pleased to announce the release of Good Old War “Live From The City Of Brotherly Love” recorded in their home town of Philadelphia at Union Transfer. The album will be released everywhere digitally and on cd by Sargent House on December 10, 2013 with a limited edition vinyl pressing to come later in the new year at some point. It’s an wide variety of songs culled from all three of their past albums and performed live from the City of Brotherly Love.

You can Pre-Order just the cd or the special T-shirt/CD Bundles with your choice of either one of these two designs below - just  go to the Good Old War Store HERE - Orders will ship early on or around December 3rd just in time for the perfect Holiday gift.

TRACKLISTING

1. WINDOW
2. LOOKING FOR SHELTER
3. WEAK MAN
4. CAN’T GO HOME
5. NOT QUITE HAPPINESS
6. WOODY’S HOOD BOOGIE WOOGIE
7. OVER AND OVER
8. CONEY ISLAND
9. BETTER WEATHER
10. JUST ANOTHER DAY
11. THAT’S SOME DREAM
12. CALLING ME NAMES
13. AMAZING EYES
14. WE’VE COME A LONG WAY


Good Old War: On Tour Now with Xavier Rudd In Canada!


Good Old War have crossed the border into Canada to join Xavier Rudd on tour starting Tonight! Come sing with us!

Then we’re coming home for Christmas! Celebrate the holidays with Good Old War live on  December 20 at the TLA with Vacationer.

XAVIER RUDD & GOOD OLD WAR 2012
November 16 - Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
November 17 - Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
November 19 - Myer Horowitz Theatre, Edmonton, AB
November 20 - Myer Horowitz Theatre, Edmonton, AB
November 21 - MacEwan Hall, Calgary, AB
November 23 - Odeon Events Centre, Saskatoon, SK
November 24 - Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg, MB
November 27 - London Music Hall, London, ON
November 28 - The Phoenix, Toronto, ON
November 30 - Elements Night Club, Kitchener, ON
December 01 - The Wentworth Room at Hamilton Convention, Hamilton, ON
December 04 - Bronson Centre, Ottawa, ON
December 05 - Imperial Theatre, Quebec City, QC
December 06 - Granada Theatre, Sherbrooke, QC
December 07 - Metropolis, Montreal, QC

SEE ALL SHOW DETAILS HERE


Salt Lake City Weekly’s Concert Review: Good Old War at The Depot


Tim Arnold, drummer and vocalist in indie-rock trio Good Old War, has described the band’s live shows as “a campfire with friends where you play songs together and sing along like friends.” And at Good Old War’s intimate, communal show at the Depot last night, no description could have been more accurate.

The set list consisted of tunes both new and old, from Good Old War’s 2008 debut Only Way to Be Alone, their self-titled sophomore album (2010) to the lovely Come Back as Rain, released earlier this year. With tremendous joie de vivre, Arnold, Keith Goodwin (vocals/guitar) and Dan Schwartz (vocals/guitar) played a set that not only displayed incredible musicianship— including a few awesome guitar solos from Schwartz—but also pulled at the audience members’ heartstrings with emotionally charged songs like “That’s Some Dream.” With the song’s poignant lyrics, including “I’m gonna live, I’m all right / I’m gonna die, it’s all right / I’m OK,” it wasn’t surprising to hear a guy behind me say to his friend, “Damn, that one made me tear up …”

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Luckily, the set also included a lot of hilarious crowd banter and a couple of fun covers, to the relief of this writer, especially, who has been known to get teary during Hallmark commercials. At one point, Good Old War blasted into a rendition of “Banana Boat Song (Day-O),” with Arnold showcasing powerful pipes. And Goodwin revealed the true reason the band chose the name Good Old War — created from bits of the trio’s last names — “Goodwin, Arnold & Schwartz sounded like a law firm.”

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“Amazing Eyes” was a particularly beautiful moment in the show, with the spare accompaniment of only an acoustic guitar allowing the trio’s gorgeous three-part harmonies as well as Goodwin’s spectacular voice to really shine. “Loud Love” was an opportunity to enjoy fantastic vocal solos from all three band members. And “Better Weather” — as played in living rooms across America when Good Old War made their first national TV appearance on TBS late-night Conan in April— encapsulated the band’s infectious optimism and hope and got the entire audience singing along with huge smiles on their faces.

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It’s not uncommon to see musicians and bands just get through their set without being emotionally invested in the audience, but Good Old War couldn’t have projected more love for their listeners and utter joy in their craft. I left the Depot feeling like I’d just been sitting around a campfire with some close friends, toasting marshmallows, singing songs and gazing at the stars through the trees.

Photos by Kolbie Stonehocker


Good Old War Cover Weezer’s “My Name Is Jonas” Live In Philly


Good Old War covering Weezer’s My Name is Jonas live at the Union Transfer in Philly on 8/6/12 as an encore.

Good Old War Perform “Loud Love” on Jimmy Kimmel


Good Old War played two songs for Jimmy Kimmel show but they only air the first one and put the second online. Here is Loud Love also from the album Come Back As Rain.

Good Old War Perform “Better Weather” on Jimmy Kimmel


Good Old War performing “Better Weather” from their album Come Back As Rain on the Jimmy Kimmel Show last night! Thanks to every one at the Jimmy Kimmel show we had such a blast!

Good Old War Playing Jimmy Kimmel Live & The Banana Boat Song Live from Philly


Good Old War live cover of the Banana Boat Song at the Union Transfer Show in  Philadelphia, PA August 6, 2012. What a great night!

GOOD OLD WAR ON TOUR MORE SHOWS ANNOUNCED CLICK TO SEE FULL SCHEDULE

And don’t forget to tune into Jimmy Kimmel Live on August 14th - GOW will be playing live on the show on ABC TV with Joseph Gordon Levitt as the guest.
NOTE : If you are recording it on DVR and the show airs at Midnight on East and West Coast so you may need to record the WEDNESDAY show as it technically airs on Wednesday! 11pm CST time

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Washingtonian Band Notes: Good Old War Tonight at Black Cat DC / Interview

We catch up with the Philly three-piece’s Keith Goodwin to talk Counting Crows, musical inspiration, and getting “Mad Men” stars to appear in your video.
By Julyssa Lopez

Good Old War plays Black Cat this Tuesday, August 7.

SEE ALL GOOD OLD WAR SHOW DATES HERE

We last chatted with Philadelphia-based band Good Old War back in April, when they were in town to play a show at Black Cat. They return to the venue tomorrow, but vocalist/guitarist Keith Goodwin, a recent father, is currently taking advantage of some down time to hang out with his son and rehearse for an upcoming tour this fall, which means he almost missed this interview because his nine-month-old son started to cry. Fatherhood aside, Goodwin, drummer Tim Arnold, and guitarist Dan Schwartz have spent several hours a day perfecting tunes off their latest album, Come Back as Rain. The emotionally charged record, already voted one of the best releases of 2012 by iTunes, will be the centerpiece of Tuesday night’s show at the Black Cat (the gig is one of three preempting a larger opening tour with Dispatch this September). Multilayered and richly acoustic, the record has helped shape a growing fan base around Good Old War’s raw, melodic sound. (It also doesn’t hurt that Mad Men actress Peyton List, a.k.a. Jane Sterling, stars in the music video for their latest single, “Amazing Eyes.”) We caught up with Goodwin to discuss writing the new album, touring with the Counting Crows, and his secret love for electronic beats.

You have a big tour coming up in September—what’s the band up to until that starts?
Well, we just got done touring with the Counting Crows for about a month, then we did some Canadian festivals on the way back—they were all really awesome. Now we’re just practicing for a couple shows we have in August, so we’re doing that and writing songs and hanging out with our families. We go back out on tour at the end of September for a solid three months, so right now’s our time to just practice for three or four hours a day and spend time with our families.

What was the tour with the Counting Crows like?
It was really good. It was a good opportunity to get in front of a lot people who haven’t heard us before. Hopefully everyone had a good time while we were playing. I think it was good for us; we sold a lot of CDs. Plus it was all amphitheaters, so it was fun to play outside in the sunshine.

What was the reaction from new Counting Crows fans who hadn’t heard you before?
Really good—we’ve been lucky to be on good opening tours with good bands. I like to open for bands because it seems to be a way to get people to come out to our shows and sell a bunch of CDs, and then hopefully the next time there’re a couple hundred more people at our shows. Adam [Duritz] is really hands on with everything, so we got to know him pretty well. We had a good time.

Where did the album title for Come Back As Rain come from?
I had written a song for my aunt when she passed away, and it was a line from that. We didn’t end up using that song, but we ended up going back to that line for the album.

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Good Old War Will Perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live - August 14th



Good Old War will be performing two songs on Jimmy Kimmel Live on August 14th! Sorry, the tickets to attend are already sold out. But make sure to Tune in to ABC and watch it on Television!


What’s Your Favorite Remix of Amazing Eyes? Help Us Decide


We have gotten so many great entries to our Good Old War  “Amazing Eyes”  Remix Contest hosted by Indaba Music . We’d love to have your help in deciding who should be the winner so CLICK HERE to go listen and vote for the one you think is the best. Voting ends July 25, 2012.

Sweet.


Loud Love & Better Weather Live From The Outlaw Roadshow

Good Old War perform “Loud Love” and “Better Weather” live at Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA on The Outlaw Roadshow tour.


ITUNES Picks their Best of 2012 “Come Back As Rain” Included



Good Old War's Come Back As Rain has made the ITUNES list of Best Albums of 2012 So Far… In honor of this they have made the Deluxe version with bonus tracks of Come Back As Rain only $7.99 all this week at Itunes.  Thank you for the support, it’s so appreciated!


Good Old War Video Premiere “Amazing Eyes”

Good Old War's video for Amazing Eyes from their new album Come Back As Rain is now premiering on MTV, VH1 and CMT ! and if you think you recognize that beautiful girl with Amazing Eyes, it’s Peyton List who plays Jane Sterling on AMC’s Mad Men