The GOON SAX – ” Mirror II “

Posted: July 8, 2021 in MUSIC

Australian trio The Goon Sax release new album “Mirror II” their first for Matador Records, next month and they’ve just shared a second single from it. “Psychic” draws from gloomy ’80s indie but a warm beating heart shines out of the song.

“’Psychic’ exists in the fragile intersection of fantasy and reality – a supernatural world you escape into until you feel reality’s grip on your collar,” says Louis Forster. “As you’re dragged back to linear time and supposed objectivity, the supernatural reinstates its claim to a more powerful truth. Eventually, the friction between these worlds causes you to question your faith in both, wondering to what degree truth can be chosen and what forces from both are too strong for you to stand in their way. Much like “In the Stone”,’ this song is a conversation. Two people’s truths of the search for this very thing.”

“Psychic” is taken from the upcoming album ‘Mirror II,’ out on Matador Records (world ex Aus/NZ) and Chapter Music (Aus/NZ)…

 The Goon Sax have shared ‘Desire’, a new single one day before the release of their third album ‘Mirror II’.

The song is penned by drummer Riley Jones, and is a marked change from much of the band’s material to date – droning analogue keyboards, and a soft cooing voice rendering it similar to ’80s dream pop.

The Eddie Whelan-directed video reflects the aesthetic change, starring Jones in a kitsch, lysergic daydream. She watches the band play on TV, in an animated pink room stripped right out of an early-2000s children’s show. Bandmates Louis Forster and James Harrison fly through the sky, and a white Pomeranian dog enters the fray.

In a press statement, Jones said ‘Desire’ was written while living in a Brisbane sharehouse with Forster and Harrison they called “Fantasy Planet”.

“In my basic understanding of the way Lacan theorised fantasy, desire is founded upon a lack. The cause of our desire is a gap that we are always trying to fill, even while it constantly evades us,” she said.

Jones added what they were going for musically: “We were trying to strike the right balance between being sparkly Kylie Minogue song, crushing like an Elvis song and like stadium rock but the stadium is empty”.

It’s the third single from ‘Mirror II’, following “In The Stone” and “Psychic”. The record will be released tomorrow (July 9) via Chapter Music and Matador Records


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