The GoStation

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The GoStation was a five-person American indie-rock band from New York City.[1]

The GoStation
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Background information
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Years active 2003-2009
Labels Edge Delay
Website thegostation.com
Members
  • Doug Levy
  • Matt Friedlander
  • Nick Picozzi
  • Erik Nyquist
  • Vin Russoniello
Past members
  • Joel Frost
  • Justin Aaronson
  • Alex Koch

History[edit]

Membership[edit]

Singer Doug Levy and guitarist Matt Friedlander met while the latter was a student at New York University.[2] The two had similar tastes in music and favorite bands. Groups such as Oasis, The Verve, Doves and The Stone Roses were shared favorites, and inspired much of The GoStation's music.[citation needed]

The two began writing songs together and joined with original drummer Joel Frost (whom Friedlander knew from a band they were previously in together, The Stamps). Bassist Nick Picozzi followed shortly after, along with original rhythm guitar player Alex Koch (who went on to front his own band, The Walkup).[2] When Koch left, the band briefly continued as a quartet.

Frost left the band in late 2005, and the group brought in new drummer Justin Aaronson (formerly of Surefire) and Erik Nyquist on rhythm guitar. This is the lineup that recorded the band's debut album, Passion Before Function, released on Edge Delay records. In 2007, Justin Aaronson left the band being replaced by Vin Russoniello.

The members at the time of the band's breakup were: Doug Levy (vocals), Matt Friedlander (guitars, vocals), Nick Picozzi (bass guitar), Erik Nyquist (guitars, vocals) and Vin Russoniello (drums).

Performances and recordings[edit]

The GoStation began playing concerts in and around NYC in the summer of 2003. Their first show was at one of New York's most prestigious rock clubs at the time, The Knitting Factory. Their first release, Quiet Zone, was a 5-song EP released on July 2, 2005 on Edge Delay Records.[3] The band marked the occasion by performing at Tiswas in New York City, a Britpop/mod-themed night at local club Don Hill's.[citation needed]

The band's debut album, Passion Before Function was released on September 25, 2007 in the U.S. through Edge Delay Records. It was also released in Japan on July 18, 2007, through Fabtone Records.[4][5]

The final official release from the GoStation was a non-album single, "Berlin Rose," recorded with legendary producer Jack Douglas. The B-side was a studio version of the band's cover of "True Faith" by New Order, which also featured as a bonus track on the Japanese release of Passion Before Function.

In 2016, the GoStation released a series of demos for tracks that were originally slated to appear on their sophomore album. These include "Sooner or Later," "The Strangest Things," and "Carry Me Out." All three demos are available for free download on the band's Bandcamp page.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Passion Before Function (2007) [6][7]

Extended plays[edit]

Quiet Zone EP (2005)

Digital singles[edit]

"Berlin Rose" / "True Faith" (2009)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The GoStation | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-06-12.
  2. ^ a b "Astoria Band Injects Adrenaline Into A Classic Formula". qchron.com. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  3. ^ "PopMatters Short Takes: Brief Reviews of New Music". www.popmatters.com. Retrieved 26 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Ready, Set, GoStation -- Obscure Sound". obscuresound.com. 16 September 2007. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  5. ^ "The Go Station". Lost At E Minor: For creative people. 3 January 2008. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Passion Before Function - The GoStation | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-06-12.
  7. ^ "About Us". www.treblezine.com. Retrieved 27 August 2017.

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