Goodbye Honolulu have announced their self-titled debut album will be released October 1, 2021 via Stray Dog Records. The announcement comes with the release of a brand new single “Over and Over.”
From Vocalist, guitarist and organist Fox Martindale:
“Over and Over is about the daily repetitiveness of a monogamous relationship and the ever growing numbness to things that once made one jealous. I initially wrote this song as a disco track on an acoustic guitar. Once we brought it into the studio it flourished into this lush, sexy, yet melancholic tune. Stepping out of our comfort zone with this very different vibe – we knew we had created something pretty special that day.”
For the album, the band worked with producers Ben Cook (Fucked Up, No Warning, Young Guv) and Tony Price (US Girls, Slim Twig, Ice Cream, Michael Rault), the album leads the band down an entirely new path creatively and sonically.
During the recording process the band dealt with many weird happenings, which is no surprise as the record was recorded in an abandoned movie theatre turned recording studio in the east end of Toronto, where the band lived and recorded for 11 days. A visit by the spirit of a woman and a dog during one of their overnight stays inspired both the album’s choice of cover art as well as many songs and lyrics on the record.
Goodbye Honolulu met in high school (well actually Max and Emmett met on Halloween in 2nd Grade when they both turned up at school dressed as James Bond). During their teens they played in each other’s musical projects and even started their own label (that boasted a roster of 14 Toronto bands in its heyday). These formative years saw the Goodbye Honolulu members busy playing in bars, curating their own concerts and festivals.