Goodbye Blue Monday
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Goodbye Blue Monday

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"Don't Adjust Your Volume"

Formed in March 2001, local band Goodbye, Blue Monday knows how to balance the math rock equation, playing an equal mix of aggressive, post-rock rhythms with kinder, gentler melodies. According to guitarist and vocalist Matt Mournian, the band strives for explosions and softness. And this is precisely where GBM succeeds -- creating its own dynamic sound that is often loud and quiet all at once.

Finding inspiration in Drive Like Jehu and Radiohead, the band indulges in odd time signature changes and intricate song structures. Grinding guitars collide with thundering bass and explosive drums to produce raucous music that is surprisingly pleasant to the ears. Songs meander through dense layers of sound, shifting effortlessly between heavy distortion, tranquil hooks and filmic samples.

Goodbye, Blue Monday's latest release is "We Heart Music" (Kitsch and Sync), a six-song split EP with local band Via Satellite. The band released its first full-length album, "Next Time We Stop Breathing," on Loud and Clear Records in August 2003.

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Discography

We have tracks streaming on the Loud and Clear Records site, purevolume.com, myspace.com and revhq.com. We get almost weekly airplay on San Diego radio stations, 94.9 and 91.1. Our releases are as follows:

"Next Time We Stop Breathing" (LCR 004, August 2003) full length
"Split" (LCR V01, March 2004) Split 7" with labelmates Comfortable for You
"San Diego is Burning" (LCR 005, March 2004) compilation of San Diego artists including No Knife, Black Heart Procession and more
"We Heart Music" (March 2003), split with labelmates Via Satellite
"Send Help If You Can" EP (Jan., 2002), independent release

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Goodbye Blue Monday carefully pieces together dramatically contrasting moods. They blend the organic sounds of guitar-driven indie-rock with an extraterrestrial take on songwriting. Melodic vocals are delicately woven into plush layers of guitar and bass. Intricate rhythms and dynamic u-turns lead the listener from peaceful moments of sonic tranquility to destructive explosions of distortion and drums.

Goodbye Blue Monday has played with No Knife, Hot Hot Heat, Black Heart Procession and Blonde Redhead. They were also nominated for two San Diego Music Awards in 2004 -- Best Rock Album and Best Alternative Act (against Rocket from the Crypt, Pinback and Hot Snakes) and sold out their debut CD release party at the famed Casbah in San Diego.

This music is for fans of Blonde Redhead, Unwound, Fugazi, Godspeed You Black Emperor..., Radiohead and Pedro the Lion. And while Goodbye Blue Monday's influences are apparent, they do not define their sound. As if no one were watching, Goodbye Blue Monday is rocking to themselves.