I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.

by Goldwater

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  • At the end of this century's first decade, when the productivity of the lasting Northampton band the Figments became threatened by the broad geography of these divided states, front man Thane Thomsen decided a new project was in order. Enter Goldwater. They have been called a super group, but they are really just good friends with some serious musical connections. A list of some of the bands these guys have been in would include the Figments, Lo Fine, Ware River Club, Drunk Stuntmen, Sitting Next to Brian, School For The Dead, Rehab Massachusetts, the Fawns, Aloha Steamtrain, and Haunt.

    In 2010 they recorded the 7 song EP I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will. It is a record of strong statements, evincing an original indie approach that incorporates elements drawn from all of rock's dark history. On this EP Goldwater covers more shadowy terrain than 7 songs would seem to allow.

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Credits:
Matthew Cullen: Guitar
Scott Hall: Piano and Organ
Brian Marchese: Drums and Percussion
Henning Ohlenbusch: Bass and Vocals
Thane Thomsen: Vocals and Guitar

Recorded by Mark Alan Miller and Thane Thomsen at Slaughterhouse and Sundry Locations, respectively
Mixed by Mark Alan Miller at Slaughterhouse
Mastered by Dan Richardson up in the Basement
Design by J. Johnson at DesignFarm
Cover text from Antonio Gramsci's Letters From Prison

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released October 1, 2010

Thane Thomsen--songs, voice, guitar
Matthew Cullen--guitar
Scott Hall--piano and organ
Henning Ohlenbusch--bass guitar
Brian Marchese--drums, percussion

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