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May 22, 2018

Goodfight Share New Single "On Hold" | Announce EP 'Ghoster' Out June 29th Via Baby Blue

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BIOGRAPHY

Departing from home can often be a bittersweet, emotionally charged step toward personal growth. In stark contrast to the bright, memory flooded melodies that defined Florida Room, Goodfight’s latest EP entitled Ghoster sees Forman grappling with the highs the lows of early adulthood in New York - a place that he has now called home for nearly six years. Almost completely removed from the jazz scene that initially brought him to the city, Ghoster exhibits Forman exercising a more introspective and experimental approach to songwriting while simultaneously retaining and strengthening elements of jazz and bossa nova that were subtly prevalent in the band’s debut. Goodfight, the brainchild of guitarist Andrew Forman, has established itself as a notable band within the Brooklyn indie circuit over the last year. The journey began for Forman, a Boca Raton native, at the age of 18 with a decision to relocate to Manhattan to study and perform jazz guitar. Following several years frequenting and performing at noteworthy venues such as Smalls, Fat Cat and Rue B, Forman found himself burnt out and disenchanted with the jazz world.

Among the many musicians he came in contact with during that period, Forman’s friendship with bassist/ producer Dion Kerr sparked a new musical imperative driven by the sights and sounds of his youth in South Florida. In December of 2015 Goodfight's predecessor, Livejazz, was born. The band’s sole EP was released via Kerr's label Concerned Relatives. Livejazz dissolved shortly after the release giving way to the formation of Goodfight. Following several early line up changes, Goodfight’s current roster has tapped into an infectious, positive energy stemming from chemistry between members Annique Monet (vocals, tambourine), Daryl Johns (bass, vocals), David Zyto (guitar) and Guy Paz (drums). Their debut album ‘Florida Room’, released in November of 2017 via Baby Blue, was met with enthusiasm both locally and nationally. On the album Goodfight successfully weaves an infectious musical web, buoying bright, flamboyant instrumentation with subdued songwriting. Groovy pop melodies flirt with harmonies harkening back to bossa nova and jazz classics, incorporating elements that call to mind artists such as Antônio Jobim, João Bosco, The Velvet Underground and The Go! Team. Ghoster, the band’s upcoming EP, is scheduled to release June 29th and will be complemented by an East Coast tour at the beginning of June. Following the release, Goodfight plans to continue work on their second LP and tour the western United States later this year.

Departing from home can often be a bittersweet, emotionally charged step toward personal growth. In stark contrast to the bright, memory flooded melodies that defined Florida Room, Goodfight’s latest EP entitled Ghoster sees Forman grappling with the highs the lows of early adulthood in New York – a place that he has now called home for nearly six years. Almost completely removed from the jazz scene that initially brought him to the city, Ghoster exhibits Forman exercising a more introspective and experimental approach to songwriting while simultaneously retaining and strengthening elements of jazz and bossa nova that were subtly prevalent in the band’s debut.

Goodfight, the brainchild of guitarist Andrew Forman, has established itself as a notable band within the Brooklyn indie circuit over the last year. The journey began for Forman, a Boca Raton native, at the age of 18 with a decision to relocate to Manhattan to study and perform jazz guitar. Following several years frequenting and performing at noteworthy venues such as Smalls, Fat Cat and Rue B, Forman found himself burnt out and disenchanted with the jazz world.

Among the many musicians he came in contact with during that period, Forman’s friendship with bassist/ producer Dion Kerr sparked a new musical imperative driven by the sights and sounds of his youth in South Florida. In December of 2015 Goodfight’s predecessor, Livejazz, was born. The band’s sole EP was released via Kerr’s label Concerned Relatives. Livejazz dissolved shortly after the release giving way to the formation of Goodfight.

Following several early line up changes, Goodfight’s current roster has tapped into an infectious, positive energy stemming from chemistry between members Annique Monet (vocals, tambourine), Daryl Johns (bass, vocals), David Zyto (guitar) and Guy Paz (drums). Their debut album ‘Florida Room’, released in November of 2017 via Baby Blue, was met with enthusiasm both locally and nationally. On the album Goodfight successfully weaves an infectious musical web, buoying bright, flamboyant instrumentation with subdued songwriting. Groovy pop melodies flirt with harmonies harkening back to bossa nova and jazz classics, incorporating elements that call to mind artists such as Antônio Jobim, João Bosco, The Velvet Underground and The Go! Team.

Ghoster, the band’s upcoming EP, is scheduled to release June 29th and will be complemented by an East Coast tour at the beginning of June. Following the release, Goodfight plans to continue work on their second LP and tour the western United States later this year.

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Tour Dates

TOUR DATES
05.19 – Y29 Studio – New York, NY
05.20 – Gold Sounds – Brooklyn, NY
06.01 – Rivermont Pizza – Lynchburg, VA
06.02 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
06.03 – The World Famous – Athens, GA
06.07 – Radio Room – Greenville, SC
06.08 – Lucy Lane – Richmond, VA
06.09 – Dew Drop Inn – Washington, DC
06.15 – World Cafe – Philadelphia, PA