The GOALIE’s ANXIETY At The PENALTY KICK – ” Ways Of Hearing “

Posted: December 2, 2021 in MUSIC

The Goalie’s Anxiety At The Penalty Kick hail from Philadelphia, so I guess it’s surprising that their name is a reference to our beautiful game. Talking of beautiful, their LP ‘Ways Of Hearing’ is just that. Sweeping songs with cinematic scope and mournful melodies making fabulous use of guitars, pianos, strings, drums and two vocalists. Indie rock with post rock sensibilities.

They boast six members (sometimes seven, if you believe their Facebook page), decorated with strings, keys, guitars, and drums. Dual vocalists weave enchanting lines over a lush landscape of sound that feels like a score of a movie. For a band of such large size it’s not a surprise they know how to fill space, but most impressive is they also know when to leave the space empty.

The debut release from Philadelphia’s The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick. 10 songs that make use of every instrument in their repertoire- strings, keys, drums, guitars, and bells. Dual vocals pepper throughout, playing off each other and weaving through the music to create a beautiful tapestry.

Released October 30th, 2020

alyssa resh played drums & bells & keyboard.
ana hughes perez played violin.
becky hanno played keyboard & sang.
ben curttright played guitar & sang.
michael foster played bass.
sean matthew kelley played guitar.

mark watter recorded this album at headroom in philadelphia, pennsylvania. joe reinhart mixed this album. 

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