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Many bands get all uppity about how they hate labels and comparisons and all that, but Brooklyn’s Goes Cube don’t really care what you call them. They're just unpretentious like that – no fancy gear, no fancy clothes or haircuts. They're simply three friends who are obsessed with making each song heavier, more intense, more glorious, and just plain better than the last.
Goes Cube has steadily gained attention as one of the most intense bands in both their hometown of New York City, and beyond. Their music is a brutal blend of metal, punk, and full-on rock, and is performed with an urgency rarely witnessed or experienced anymore. None of the members have any sort of formal or traditional training on their instruments, and as a result their music—from the dizzying and unexpected drum fills, bizarrely and lowly-tuned guitars, and unrelenting bass—has a singularity in its sound and structure that simply does not exist elsewhere.
Stereogum has said that the band's "sledgehammer assault" is "inescapably awesome," and that they've become their "favorite underground locals." Oh My Rockness said, "Goes Cube is an insanely good band" and that they give "newfound hope for the future of rock in New York City." Hell, they’re even taking note 3,000 miles away: the Los Angeles Times warned its readers that "You'll need a bit of time to recover from this one — perhaps book a cell in a monastery for quality silence. This is as loud as loud gets."
And for all you fans of heavy music, isn't that what it's all about? You won't find these guys at the hottest parties. You'll find them in a cramped van, heading for their next tour date. You'll find them in a tiny practice space, deafening themselves and their neighbors. You'll find them at the bowling alley, drinking beers and smashing pins like they've smashed so many eardrums.
The band has rapidly sold out of their first three EPs – ‘Beckon The Dagger God’, ‘Not What We Thought’ and ‘Hutchinson’ – and now set their sights on a full-length debut entitled ‘Another Day Has Passed’ which will be released via the band’s newfound home label, THE END RECORDS, in the Spring of 2009. Produced by Dean Baltulonis (Sick Of It All, Most Precious Blood, Freya, Hold Steady, and more), Goes Cube slams its way through 13 songs in a little more than 45 minutes, and with hardly a second to breathe from start to finish. Some songs are sonic hammersmashes, and others are dark but glorious tractor-trailers plowing through your eardrums. Every second of it is pure intensity.
Call it metal, call it post-metal, call it quasi-metal-post-punk-pre-twenty-second-century-independent-art-sounds if you're into that kind of thing. But just do yourself a favor: Take a listen.
OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR "SAAB SONNET"
GOES CUBE ON FEARLESS TV
OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR "GOES CUBE SONG 30," DIRECTED BY JACOB HENSBERRY:
EARFARM'S VIDEO FOR "GOES CUBE SONG 34," COMPRISED ENTIRELY OF SUPER 8MM FOOTAGE FROM OUR WINTER/SPRING '07 TOUR:
Go search YouTube for way more videos (all of which are live).
Check out some of the PRESS we've gotten:
"Goes Cube's sledgehammer assault was inescapably awesome. They bludgeoned our eardrums - and our hearts - with their epic Fugazi feel, machine gun double-bass assault and monumental larynx-shredding vocals. Goes Cube just may have become our favorite underground locals. They're definitely our loudest." Stereogum (Read more here and here)
“Anyone who thinks New York rockers just primp and pose will be heartened by Goes Cube, a Big Apple band that goes straight for the gut. Their stomach punch hits hard," Columbus Alive
"Heavy as hell, and equally ominous, Goes Cube is an almost purely visceral experience.get ready to feel bass and kick drums rumble through your gut," LimeWire Music Blog
"You'll need a bit of time to recover from this one — perhaps book a cell in a monastery for quality silence. This is as loud as loud gets (Mogwai, take heed). Brooklyn's latest bellow is a powerful volley for avant-punk.the energy is utterly captured. This is a band that has not forgotten the great mid-'90s Swedish group Refused, which took hard-core to a totally different compositional level," Los Angeles Times
"A great band…honest and intriguing," The Onion AV Club
"Double-bass drums collide with impossibly ballsy guitars and disarming chord structures - a provocative blend of Sonic Youth artiness and Slayeresque fury," Pittsburgh City Paper
"A surprisingly heavy Brooklyn band on the rise," The Westword (Read morehere.
"Unpretentious but aggressive hardcore…[Beckon the Dagger God] broke my car stereo; perhaps because it was so aggressive? Who knows? I'm genuinely pissed, though. Way to stick it to the critic, Goes Cube," San Diego Union Tribune
"NYC’s Goes Cube are one of our favorite new bands, and that’s no joke. These guys remind us of a simpler time in indie rock (circa 1994) when bands would scoff at the notion of using a synth. Get ready for some serious rock riffs like Slint," Insound
"(Goes Cube is) leading New York's rock scene into a much more hopeful future. Their live show will make your brain shake, your body move and your soul scream. Lucky for us, their set translates well in the studio," Gothamist
"Holy shit, Goes Cube is an insanely good band. I went to see these guys expecting nothing and came away feeling newfound hope for the future of rock in New York City.and the drummer, well, the drummer is just sick. He's seriously the best drummer I've seen in quite a while.Goes Cube [is] mighty refreshing in these post-Interpol days.See them. Now," Oh My Rockness