The Goat & The Occasional Others Announce Release Of Debut Album

posted December 18, 2009

The Goat & The Occasional Others Announce Release Of Debut Album

The Goat & the Occasional Others is a Los Angeles-based garage band which formed in 2007 by two skateboarders with too much time on their hands and too much creative energy to keep bottled up. Andrew Reynolds (guitar) and Shane Heyl (vox) were quickly joined by their good friends and fellow professional skateboarders Kevin "Spanky" Long (guitar) and Beagle Oneism (drums) to create the Goat's first record, a vinyl 10" self-titled EP released in 2008 as a promotional item in very limited quantities by Altamont Apparel Ltd., Reynolds' Los Angeles-based skateboard clothing company featuring the band logo and cover artwork designed by the notorious graffiti writer Neckface. Soon after this first release, The Goat added award-winning skateboard photographer Atiba Jefferson on keyboards to complete the line up. Through this much sought after release and some energetic and intense early live shows, The Goat quickly established a cult following amongst everyone from their fellow professional skateboarders like Eric Koston and Guy Mariano, to plus-sized porn model Crystal Clear and movie actor Ryan Gosling. Gosling, a musician himself in the band Dead Man's Bones, introduced the band to the label Werewolf Heart Records (Gosling's label with fellow Dead Man Zach Shields and record producer/Ima Robot band member Tim Anderson) in Los Angeles, for whom The Goat just finished recording their first full-length entitled "The Goat Speaks" to be released February 9th, 2010.

Werewolf Heart was set up solely for the purpose of releasing records by The Goat, Dead Man's Bones and Ima Robot. The Goat has opened for No Age (Sub Pop Records) on tour as the two bands traveled from Los Angeles to SXSW in Austin, Texas, on a music and skateboarding tour with the Altamont Apparel skateboard team last March. A tour documentary and magazine feature in The Skateboard Mag were the result of this unique skaterock mashup tour. Additionally, the Goat has been featured in numerous skate and music publications, including Thrasher, Transworld Skateboarding, Rolling Stone Italy, Pitchfork.com and more... Despite all the early accolades, loyal skateboard fans need not fret, the band has no plans of quitting their day jobs anytime soon!

THE GOAT SPEAKS TRACKLISTING

  • JIMMY BEAMIN
  • GUM DROPS
  • BILLY
  • TANTALIZING
  • OOH UR WEIRD
  • K.Y.S.
  • IF YOU COULD
  • SUNSET/LA BREA
  • LUH DAT SHIT
  • BATHROOM BLOW

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