Genres:Pop Rock, Alternative Pop, Rock - Pop Rock, Rock - Indie Rock, Rock - Alternative Rock, Rock - Alternative Pop
Embracing the art of the anthem, The GoStation have willfully eschewed the structureless noise of many of their contemporaries, opting instead for epic compositions marked by masterful guitar interplay, a steady rhythmic punch, and huge sing-along choruses. Calling to mind everyone from Oasis to The Strokes by way of U2, the band are far more concerned with reviving the classic art of songwriting than becoming the darlings of any fickle scene.
The GoStation fired the first shot from their arsenal with the release of their debut EP, Quiet Zone, in 2005. The disc's five songs received major support from outlets as diverse as Seattle's KEXP, NYC's 92.3 K-Rock and Q104.3, XM and Sirius satellite radio, and WOXY.com. Performances at CMJ, SXSW, and the NEMO festival's ASCAP showcase followed, along with in-studio appearances, a spate of rapturous reviews, and shows with bands including The Dears, White Rabbits, Sons & Daughters, The Bravery, and the Mooney Suzuki.
But the EP was just a teaser for the real fireworks: the first full-length album from The GoStation, Passion Before Function. To bring this long-awaited project to life, the band once again teamed up with producer/engineer Bill Racine (Rogue Wave, The Flaming Lips, Phantom Planet) to record amidst the cacophony and hysteria of their native metropolis. Over a year in the making, the album finally brings the sounds that have been living in our heroes' heads to full, sparkling life.