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Good Old War Perform “Loud Love” on Jimmy Kimmel
Good Old War Perform “Better Weather” on Jimmy Kimmel
ITUNES Picks their Best of 2012 “Come Back As Rain” Included
Good Old War Video Premiere “Amazing Eyes”
Good Old War’s New Album Come Back As Rain Is the Amazon Daily Deal TODAY
Huff Post Exclusive Premiere of “Lost At Sea” (Bonus Track)
Good Old War’s new album Come Back As Rain features a HuffPost exclusive, “Lost At Sea,” that’s presented below, on its deluxe edition. The band has also just announced a series of dates with Dispatch.
Here are some thoughts by the group’s vocalist and guitarist, Dan Schwartz: “‘Lost At Sea’ was written on the ukulele actually. I found that the riff sounded almost like a pizzicato violin and so I recorded that and then added two counterpoint parts, one on the guitar and one on a 12 string guitar. It sounded like so much was going on and it was so orchestral and big with so few instruments. We took that counterpoint idea even further in the studio when Tim added a kalimba (thumb piano) which became the first thing you hear in the song. Tim then added some beautiful percussion that builds as the song goes on. Keith laid down a bass line on the piano and that wrapped everything up so nicely. The song itself was actually a birthday gift to someone, but many lyrics changed when it became a Good Old War song. It became more like little vignettes of a relationship.”
Blare Magazine: The Good Old War Acoustics
As much as they’re known for their recordings, GOOD OLD WAR’s intimate performances are difficult to forget. Whether it’s inside of a church, out in a small studio or at an average-sized venue that’s cozy and personal, they’re songs are hard to brush off due to the experiences they create. Before their recent set last week at The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, we met up with the Philadelphia trio to document an acoustic session where they performed numbers from Come Back As Rain such as “Not Quite Happiness” and “Better Weather”.
Come Back As Rain is available now via Sargent House // iTunes | Insound
Good Old War “Calling Me Names” Glassroom Session
Good Old War Perform “Better Weather” on Conan
Altar TV Presents: Good Old War Unplugged “Loud Love”
Thank You To Everyone Who Bought Come Back As Rain Making It #1 on Billboard Heatseekers!
Good Old War “Amazing Eyes” & Interview from SXSW
Good Old War stopped by the Best Buy studio at SXSW and performed a new song Amazing Eyes for them, then sat down for a chat about the new album.
NO Depression - “Good Old War: Getting Better All The Time”
If the members of Good Old War share an abiding ambition for the music they make, it’s that each new record should be better than the last one. With their latest, Come Back as Rain (Sargent House), the indie-folk trio—Keith Goodwin (vocals/guitar/keyboards), Dan Schwartz (vocals/guitar), and Tim Arnold (vocals/drums)—nurture the fluent harmonies and shimmering acoustic guitars that distinguish their sound while reflecting an increasingly concerted effort to grow and progress over time.
“Even when there’s no new album to make, we’re still all writing,constantly,” Arnold explains. “We all sit down, look at lyrics, look at structure, look at what chords are being used, what key it’s in, whether it’s going to sound good, what words are being used. And we all get together and work it out and build it with three people.”
The songs that comprise Come Back as Rain had mostly been written before recording sessions began at ARC Studios, an Omaha, Nebraska compound owned by Mike Mogis of Bright Eyes. “Of course when we got there we changed stuff, naturally, added different things,” Arnold points out, adding, “We try and get prepared every time we go into the studio.”
URB: Premiere of “Amazing Eyes” Glassroom Session / SXSW / Album Review
The SXSW season can often find people in our profession inundated with different sights and sounds as the festival approaches. A level of ear and visual fatigue has been known to drive more than one writer I know batty whenever any festival of this size and caliber approaches. In the sea of remixed sub bass, lyrical overload, and ‘electro-hop’ progressions that can be a part of the daily routine for any reviewer, it was awesome to catch an respite from said cacophony during my time spent listening and researching Philly based indie group, Good Old War.
Good Old War, who’s name drives from combining the last names of the three members; Keith Goodwin, Tim Arnold, and Dan Schwartz, sounds something akin to a time warp back to the Americana folk sensibilities of the the late 60’s and early 70’s. Their third album, ‘Come Back As Rain.’ is as breezy and melodic as they come, almost reveling in the simplicity of their harmonic vocals and country like melodies. The songwriting and production, as clichéd as this sounds, can be to your ears what a breath of fresh air feels like.
The lead single, Can’t Go Home, rides their vocal harmonies over a rolling acoustic guitar that plants you firmly in their emotive longing for the ’simple truths of being home.’ Amazing Eyes, while keeping to their formula of dancing simple melodic vocal rhythms across acoustic guitar, elicits an entirely different emotive set proving the sophistication of their songwriting and the power in their simplicity.
Pitstop Day Party
405 E. 7th St.
March 16th @ 12am
Official SXSW Showcase
(with Ingrid Michaelson)
The Central Presbyterian Church
200 E. 8th St.
Under The Gun: Interview with Good Old War
Hailing from “The City of Brotherly Love” and forming a synthesis from two separate band’s hiatuses, this indie-folk trio creates catchy, love-lyric induced melodies wrapped up in precise, impressive instrumentation.
UTG recently spoke with drummer Tim Arnold about touring with their good friend Anthony Green, the band’s career, and being hopeless romantics. Read through and “get some” “loud love” from Good Old War! Also, be sure to pick up their new album Come Back As Rain that just dropped today!
What are you looking forward to the most on this tour in support of Come Back as Rain?
I’m really looking forward to the reactions of the new songs. If people are singing along, we are gonna be in heaven.