Somehow straddling the line between raw and refined, My Goodness doesn’t sacrifice technical precision in the name of punk rock: They strive to marry both. The Seattle blues/garage rock duo consists of Joel Schneider (guitar and vocals) and Andy Lum (drums), and yesterday, the band partnered with Crave Online to showcase the world premiere of their latest single, “I’ve Got a Notion”, which can be seen here.
Says Lum of the video, “It captures what it’s like to come and see My Goodness live. It’s loud and it’s no nonsense, but it also captures what it’s like when we practice, too…If you were a fly on the wall in our practice space, this would be the vibe you’d witness.”
Although their live shows are performed predominately in the Pacific Northwest, and the band was essentially on hold for the majority of 2012, the recent addition of Andy Lum on drums has helped My Goodness find a renewed purpose, with the band ready to move forward with a heavier, more aggressive sound. As a young teen, Schneider took in the sounds of Nirvana, Beck, Butthole Surfers and other alt-rock staples, and as he progressed further into his teens, his interest in punk and the local Seattle hardcore scene began to blossom. He began falling in love with the more caustic, progressive sounds of bands like Rites of Spring and The Blood Brothers, and the latter was also a major influence on a fellow Bellevue teen and budding drummer, Andy Lum, who drew inspiration from bands such as Waxwing and These Arms Are Snakes.
Schneider first encountered Lum while they were playing in rival bands during a high school Battle of the Bands event, and the next time Schneider saw Lum was in 2011, when he was playing drums with Seattle-based primal art punks Wild Orchid children. “He stole the show for me,” says Schneider. “I knew if I had a chance to ask a drummer to play with me it would be him. He has the rare ability to be extremely technical but still flow and groove without sounding rigid or mechanical.”
Although Schneider and Lum’s paths crossed numerous times, the two didn’t actually connect until SXSW in 2012; soon after, Schneider found himself in search of a new drummer for My Goodness – and immediately thought of Lum. Once the partnership was solidified, the duo recorded at Seattle’s London Bridge studios with esteemed Seattle producer Rick Parashar (Pearl Jam, Temple Of The Dog, Blind Melon). The 7-inch for “Cold Feet Killer” b/w “I’ve Got a Notion” is set for release in February, when My Goodness will also be returning to the studio to record a new full-length album with Parashar.
For a direct link to the “I’ve Got a Notion” video, please visit – http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=b4VInDm3w20