Gosling (band)

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Gosling
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Background information
Origin Tri-Cities, Washington, US
Genres Hard rock, Alternative rock
Years active 1995–2006
Labels American, DreamWorks, The Control Group, V2
Associated acts The Exies, Loaded, Black Lab
Website www.goslingmusic.com
Past members Davey Ingersoll
Mark Watrous
Shane Middleton
Isaac Carpenter

Gosling (previously known as Loudermilk) was an American alternative rock band formed in Tri-Cities, Washington. The band was composed of Davey Ingersoll (vocals, guitar), Mark Watrous (guitar, later keyboards), Shane Middleton (bass) and Isaac Carpenter (drums, percussion). As Loudermilk, formed in 1995, the group released two albums; the independently released Man with Gun Kills Three! (1998) and then major label debut The Red Record (2002), and toured with Megadeth and Mötley Crüe. Loudermilk appeared in an episode of Dawson's Creek (Season 6, Episode 12) under the stylized name "LoudMilk" performing "Rock 'N' Roll & The Teenage Desperation" on stage. They also performed "Elekt" on the TV show Charmed

The group later, in 2004, changed both their name and music style and were then known as Gosling. They went on to release a self titled EP, through The Control Group in 2004 and their final album, Here Is..., through V2, in 2006. They played shows with Velvet Revolver and Rose Hill Drive before eventually disbanding.

History[edit]

Loudermilk (1995–2004)[edit]

In 1995,[1] friends Davey Ingersoll (vocals, guitar), Mark Watrous (guitar), Shane Middleton (bass) and Issac Carpenter (drums) formed the hard rock quartet Loudermilk[2][3] in Tri-Cities, Washington.[1][4] They released their own album, Man with Gun Kills Three!, independently in 1998.[1][2][4] After hearing an unauthorized demo,[3] American Recordings subsequently signed the group.[1][2] Commenting on the demoes, Ingersoll stated that the demo was made just to get songs down and that "It was something [he] didn't even want people to hear".[3] Despite touring with groups such as Mötley Crüe and Megadeth,[1][2][3] they were dropped from the label.[1][2] Speaking about the group being dropped from the label, Ingersoll stated:

DreamWorks Records signed them in early 2002.[1][2][3] Several months later, they recorded and released their first official major label album, The Red Record.[1][2][3][4]

Gosling (2004–2006)[edit]

Main articles: Gosling EP and Here Is...

In 2004, Loudermilk changed their name to Gosling,[5] after changing their musical style, retaining all members with Watrous switching from guitar to keyboards.[6] Influenced by the likes of Sunny Day Real Estate,[6] The Smashing Pumpkins,[6] Pink Floyd[6] and Queen,[5][6] they released the Gosling EP through The Control Group in August 2004.[6] Earlier in the year, they supported Velvet Revolver at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California.[7] They released their debut full-length Here Is... in 2006 through V2[6] and went on to tour with Rose Hill Drive.[6]

A cover of David Bowie's "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" was included on the soundtrack to the film Underworld: Evolution in 2006.[8]

Post-Break up[edit]

Drummer Carpenter went on to perform with a number of groups such as The Exies,[9] Ours,[9] Seaspin[10] and Black Lab among others. In 2009, became the drummer for Loaded, the band fronted by Velvet Revolver and former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan, replacing previous drummer Geoff Reading.[9] In September 2010, the group completed the recording of their new album[11][12] which was produced by Terry Date.[13][14][15]

Guitar player and keyboardist Mark Watrous has since functioned as a studio musician and a touring member of Shudder To Think,[16] The Raconteurs,[16] The Shins,[17] Brendan Benson, Karen Elson, The Greenhornes and Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons. In 2010 he released a split 7" under his own name with Canadian singer/songwriter Hannah Georgas as well as a 7" with Brendan Benson as the fictional duo Well & Goode.[18] He is now the frontman for the Nashville based Earl Burrows.

Band members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Title Release Label Name
Man with Gun Kills Three! 1998 She's an Anchor as Loudermilk
The Red Record 2002 DreamWorks
Gosling EP 2004 The Control Group as Gosling
Here Is... 2006 V2
Videography
  • "Mr. Skeleton Wings" (2006)[19]
  • "Stealing Stars" (2006)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h MacKenzie, Wilson. "Loudermilk Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved September 7, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Correa, Karen. "Loudermilk". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved September 7, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Loudermilk". The Gauntlet. Retrieved September 7, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c McKagan, Duff (August 2, 2010). "Love and Loudermilk". Seattle Weekly. 
  5. ^ a b D. Byrom, Cory (September 20, 2006). "Gosling - Here Is...". Pitchfork Media. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h Apar, Corey. "Gosling Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved September 7, 2010. 
  7. ^ "VELVET REVOLVER: Setlist From Roxy Show Revealed, Photos Posted Online". Blabbermouth.net. May 10, 2004. 
  8. ^ "SLIPKNOT, CHESTER BENNINGTON, LACUNA COIL Featured On 'Underworld: Evolution' Soundtrack". Blabbermouth.net. December 16, 2005. 
  9. ^ a b c "DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED Drummer Quits; Replacement Announced". Blabbermouth.net. September 12, 2009. 
  10. ^ McKagan, Duff (April 1, 2010). "A Dork Among Hipsters". Seattle Weekly. 
  11. ^ McKagan, Duff (September 2, 2010). "One Loaded Summer". Seattle Weekly. 
  12. ^ "DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED Completes Work On New Album". Blabbermouth.net. September 2, 2010. 
  13. ^ "DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED Taps Producer TERRY DATE For New Album". Blabbermouth.net. August 4, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Duff McKagan’s Loaded Choose Producer". Classic Rock. August 5, 2010. 
  15. ^ McKagan, Duff (August 9, 2010). "Loaded's Headed Into the Studio With Terry Date, the Guy Behind the Records That Inspire the Records I Strive to Make". Seattle Weekly. 
  16. ^ a b http://www.seaoftranquility.org/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=12950
  17. ^ http://www.pollstar.com/news_article.aspx?ID=801585
  18. ^ http://www.glidemagazine.com/articles/56727/well-and-goode.html
  19. ^ "Mr. Skeleton Wings". YouTube. Retrieved September 7, 2010. 

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