Gobloots is one of the finest songwriters I have ever come across, and like a lot of the great songwriters, he’s also not known as well as he should be. Whether it be heartbreaking tales about a coach’s inappropriate relationship with his students, a poignant lesbian love song, or just capturing what it feels like to get shit faced and lost, in a world that seems filled with the shit faced and lost, Gobloots does it better than most. Each song of his is a slice of pie more American than that apple kind.
And that is why I put together a mix tape featuring some of his finest work (including this beauty of a track). It is being released as two 20+ minutes sides of unlimited digital vinyl, over on HI54LOFI RECORDS. For free. In the hopes that we can turn a few more people on to the overlooked gem that Alex is.
And besides you copping that mix tape for free (which comes with PDF liner notes), I also highly suggest you check out the Q&A I did with Alex. It is a good one, this being just a small sample of his answer to the ‘thoughts on America’ question:
America can be something of a social network soap opera donkey variety show. Everyone’s watching. Someone’s getting fucked and someone is doing the fucking. There’s some music during and in between. People are drinking and making jokes. People are losing, as well as benefitting or profiting. Everyone’s enraged and titillated and entertained and intrigued and scarred and let down. They’re throwing bibles at it, throwing money at it, while others demand their money back.
Read the full Q&A here. Listen / Download the full mix tape here. Go ‘Like’ Gobloots on Facebook here.