Goon: Denver Punks Make Maniac Music on “Ain’t Rite” (PREMIERE)

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If I played you any random track by Goon and then told you that it was written and recorded by maniacs in an asylum, you wouldn't have to stretch your trust much to believe me. Comprised out of an unsettling sound collages incorporating elements of everything from hardcore to no wave to Butthole Surfers and whatever cheap drugs they were on back in the '80s, the band's musical output since appearing out of Denver in 2015 has grown increasingly erratic in its schizophrenic approach.

Goon's latest collection is entitled Natural Evil, which is being described by their record label with the following: "18 minutes and 25 seconds of pure, unfiltered psychedelic smoke and mirrors. A paradox of clean and dirty; order through chaos. An auditorial smack in the face from the white gloves of God. A wake up call, or more-so a sentiment on everyday being at the end of this dismal decade." I couldn't have said that better myself.

And with that, check out a track called "Ain't RIte" from Natural Evil:

Goon offered the following thoughts about the song:

"Life is better than ever in the facade, but like all things new and shiny, eventually the world cracks, things decay, and the truth is shown for what it is...a putrid stench leaks out from where reality ends and illusion begins. Some people are just normal and some people just ain’t rite."

Natural Evil will begin shipping in early December via Convulse Records, and can be pre-ordered now.


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