BREAKING SOUNDS: Goodnight Loving 'Cemetary Trails' LP

posted Friday Oct 13th, 2006

Goodnight Loving's debut LP/CD “Cemetery Trails” was released this week on Dusty Medical Records. The Milwaukee outfit has been kicking around their folk pop thrum for a few years now and has certainly kicked up quite a cloud of anticipation. Filling a last minute spot at this year's final Chicago Blackout, their performance was one of the highlights of the entire weekend. Their songs have a harmonious and classic appeal that makes them sound as if they were recorded years ago, but novel at the same time. With adventurous instrumentation, washboard and lap-steel slide guitar among others, their sound is clean, intricate and trustfully amiable. Sometimes swaying into a tender-hearted twang, they have more than a sonic connection to Greg Cartwright's musical valise, as he stepped up as producer on this release and even participated on guitar and back-ups on a number of tracks. They give a nod to the folk legend Utah Phillips, as their name is taken from one of his songs, “Goodnight Loving Trail.” The official record release party is this Saturday at the Lulu Cafe in Milwaukee. They will be heading out on a North American tour with the diametrically sounding Night Terrors in November, see dates below. You can listen you some of their tunes here and order a copy of Cemetery Trails here.

Goodnight Loving & Night Terrors fall tour

Oct 31 at Circle A in Milwaukee, WI

Nov 2 at the Silver Dollar in Toronto

Nov 3 at the Barfly in Montreal

Nov 4 at Magnetic Field in New York City, NY

Nov 5 at Cake Shop in New York City, NY

Nov 6 at O'Briens in Boston, MA

Nov 9 at Lenny's in Atlanta, GA

Nov 10 at the Circle Bar in New Orleans, LA

Nov 11 at Beerland in Austin, TX

Nov 13 at Tia Tinas in Mexicali

Nov 14 at Tower Bar in San Diego, CA

Nov 15 at The Scene in Los Angeles, CA

Nov 18 at Dunes in Portland, OR

Nov 19 at the Funhouse in Seattle, WA

Nov 20 at Pub 340 in Vancouver