Good Old War Band

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by irthesteve, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    Good Old War is an indie band from Philadelphia consisting of Keith Goodwin, Dan Schwartz and formerly/sometimes Tim Arnold.

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  2. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    New tour announced today, "An Intimate Evening With Good Old War"

     
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  3. Meerkat

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    One of my favorite bands. I've seen them every album cycle except this one. And the locations have always been fucking strange to the point where I tell them where I saw them the first time and they're like "...holy shit" Love love love love love these guys. And this video is a personal favorite because Tim is fucking singing, drumming, and playing accordion
     
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  5. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    Speaking of locations, last time I saw them was at a Farmer's Market near Ameoba and Umami
     
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  6. Meerkat

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    @irthesteve The first time I saw them was at a "festival" in a flea market in middle of nowhere south Jersey where all the bands were playing in front of wooden picnic tables. They didn't even have a name yet. Person L and Socratic also played. It was a very strange time haha
     
  7. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    none of that makes sense, but I love it
     
  8. Meerkat

    Officer Hot Prestigious

    One of the times I saw them after that I mentioned it to Tim and he thought it was so hysterical he called the other guys over to talk about it
     
  9. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    We still need to get you to tour with them
     
  10. Meerkat

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    Yeah right haha. I couldn't live up to that and I wouldn't want to try.
     
  11. highfidelity203 Mar 14, 2016
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    highfidelity203

    Hailey, It Happens Prestigious

    One of the best live bands I've ever seen. Just listened to Only Way to Be Alone today. Did anyone else think they were supposed to blow up with Broken Into Better Shape?
     
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  12. Meerkat

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    :hand: Hi Bobby! And yeah, I thought the new album would've picked up more traction than it did
     
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  13. highfidelity203

    Hailey, It Happens Prestigious

    Hi Eva! I felt like there was a decent amount of hype for it and then it was released and nothing sadly.
     
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  14. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    It was an interesting release, the lead single was definitely the poppiest, and most obvious chance they've had at mainstream success, but I am not sure there was much of a marketing push behind it. I know this was their first album without Sargent House, and I don't know if the Netwerk deal is purely distribution or if it included a marketing side of things. Either way, it's really really tough for a band 4 albums in to get a hit. It happens, definitely, but for the majority of bands you have your core fans at that point and bringing in new fans gets tougher
     
  15. St. Nate

    Dark Mode? Never Heard of It... Prestigious

    Honestly, no. As good as they are and as good as their sound translated to something more poppy, I feel like the majority of people would rather listen to acoustic "folk" that is already on the radio, though not quite as good imo.
     
  16. highfidelity203

    Hailey, It Happens Prestigious

    Blow up was probably too strong of a word on my end but I thought it would bring them to another level - maybe close to a City & Colour as opposed to a Mumford and Sons or Of Monsters and Men.
     
  17. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    A little Gaslight Anthem ahead of their Brian Fallon tour over seas

     
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  18. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

     
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  19. Meerkat

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    I oddly associate GOW with TGA because of when and how I discovered them both (same time on AP) so it's cool to see them touring together and to hear them covering TGA. I'm also really bummed I can't see them in LA. The universe just doesn't want me to see Good Old War anymore apparently.
     
  20. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    God I love Days Away, that's a reunion show I would hit up in a heartbeat
     
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  21. Olyphantastic

    "See you in the car! Best wishes" -Milhouse Supporter

    I think it was in the Minority Report TV show pilot where a character pulls out a copy of Broken Into Better Shape on vinyl and "Tell Me What You Want From Me" ends up being played over the scene. Kind of expected to hear them pop up in more places, maybe in an ad here or there, but never did.
     
  22. jordalsh

    jordalsh.wordpress.com Supporter

    Stay The Same :verysad::verysad::verysad::verysad::verysad: I love days away so much
     
  23. jordalsh

    jordalsh.wordpress.com Supporter

    now I've got Broken Into Better Shape on for the first time in a while. Oh yeah, it's GOW weather
     
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  24. St. Nate

    Dark Mode? Never Heard of It... Prestigious

    Better Weather is GOW weather.
     
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  25. jordalsh

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  26. Meerkat

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    Their harmonies are always top notch. Great people, great music. Love everything about this