Robert Gomez

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Robert Gomez
Born (1975-11-17) November 17, 1975 (age 41)
Origin Corpus Christi, TX, United States
Genres Indie rock, folk
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass, accordion, keyboards, drums
Years active 2005–present
Labels Bella Union, Nova Posta Vinyl
Associated acts Ormonde, Sarah Jaffe, John Grant

Robert Gomez is a musician from Corpus Christi, Texas. After his first self-released album in 2005, Etherville,[1] he was then signed to the British Label Bella Union and released the album Brand New Towns in 2007.[2] Brand New Towns was relatively well received in the British press, such as The Guardian,[3] The Sunday Times,[4] and The Independent. Andy Gill of The Independent gave the album 5 out of 5 stars calling it "the first truly great album of the year".[5] NPR music featured Gomez in an in-studio performance on "World Cafe" with David Dye in 2007.[6] In a Nylon Magazine article in which they "polled experts across the U.S. to unearth the best unexpected local music scenes", Gomez was listed along with Midlake, St. Vincent, and the Baptist Generals as being noteworthy.[7] Gomez' third record, "Pine Sticks and Phosphorus", was released in 2009 on the Denton-based label Nova Posta Vinyl.[8] Currently, he is recording an album entitled Severance Songs based on the book Severance by Pulitzer Prize winner author Robert Olen Butler.[9] In addition to performing as a solo artist, Gomez also performs with artists such as Sarah Jaffe, John Grant, and Anna Lynne Williams.


  1. ^ Mason, Stewart. "Etherville". All Music Guide. Retrieved 2005.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ Jeff, McCord. "Texas Monthly Interview". Texas Monthly, May 2007. Texas Monthly. Retrieved 2007.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ Rogers, Jude (11 January 2007). "The Guardian". Rock Reviews. London: The Guardian. Retrieved 11 January 2007. 
  4. ^ Edwards, Mark (14 January 2007). "Robert Gomez: Brand New Towns". The Sunday Times. 
  5. ^ Gill, Andy (12 January 2007). "The Independent". Album: Robert Gomez. London: Independent. Retrieved 12 January 2007. 
  6. ^ Dye, David. "Robert Gomez: Ethereal Indie-Folk". World Cafe Live. Retrieved June 28, 2007. 
  7. ^ "Rock America". Nylon Magazine, Rock America. Nylon Magazine. Retrieved November 2007.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  8. ^ Ragett, Ned. "Pine Sticks and Phosphorus". All Music Guide. Retrieved 2009.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  9. ^ Odom, Andy. "Tireless in Seattle". Dentoneer. Dentoneer. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 

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