With songs to make you dance and reflect, The GoAround seems to have the perfect recipe for longevity and fandemonium. Keep up with the band by visiting thegoaround.com. Also, check out TheGoAround on Facebook.
Standing on the verge of a bright and promising career is Pennsylvania pop/alt rock duo The GoAround; an ambitious pair with impressive musical know-how and a debut chart-worthy album. Donning soaring vocals accompanied by hard-hitting rock beats with a bluesy undertone, the new album Restating the Question was released this summer and is available for download on iTunes and the band’s website. With just one album under their belt, these hometown celebrities have already gotten themselves a solid fan base.
Oozing with rock star charisma, brothers Alexander, 21, and Anthony Saddic, 19, officially made themselves a band in 2008 after several lineup changes. Born and raised in West Chester, PA, the duo got their start in music at an early age thanks to their music-loving parents. Their dad owned a project studio in their home basement where he wrote and recorded pop music, while their mother enrolled them in piano lessons. As the long-locked pair grew and matured, they honed their skills playing various instruments and rocking crowds at local venues such as The Note, The Trocadero, The Fire and even in backyards by personal request. Picking up a slew of screaming fans on their journey, The GoAround has been featured in local press outlets including high school and college publications.
Honoring their perseverance, the band’s name emerged from the changes that they endured and a nod to the old notion that “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.” Looking up to lyrical icons like Sir Paul McCartney, Bono and John Lennon, the Saddic brothers make a point to write lyrics with meaning and purpose. “[Our] songs lyrically serve to motivate people to analyze what they stand for,” explains Alexander. While the album was mastered by Grammy-winning producer Nathan Dantzler (Audio Adrenaline) at the Hit Lab studios in Los Angeles, the super talented duo produced and engineered Restating the Question themselves and recorded it all in their basement. Using different sounds from older inspirations such as Smokey Robinson, Led Zeppelin and Eric Clapton (or more recently, Matchbox Twenty, Foo Fighters, and Dido), The GoAround has created an electric yet soulful mash-up deeply rooted in rock and embellished with infectious pop melodies. Showcasing the duo’s knack for infusing blues and rock, album cut “When I Hit the Bottom” hits the bottom of the soul as its mid-paced beat carries uplifting lyrics with a solid and stellar vocal performance. The album’s lead single, “Her Love Is Like Glass,” is one of the band’s staple pop numbers with a catchy hook and vibrating electric guitars to match.