Goodbye Honolulu

Goodbye Honolulu

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandRockGarage Rock

Garage Rock & Roll
Garage Rock, Garage Pop, Rock n' Roll, Indie Rock
"Jacob, Max, Emmett, and Fox have given us nothing but hard-hitting bangers. The infinite amount of electrifying energy and Canadian charm they grace the stage with is undeniable, and definitely surpasses all expectations."- Cereal and Sounds, 2016
“A wave of Garage Pop Melodies with a heavy bounce in its step. Killer No-frill vocals that has bold moves and brotherly harmonies that leave a lasting impression”-Deli Magazine

Biography

We all know how these band biographies go, right? Friends meet in high school, start jamming, form band in parents’ garage and everyone lives happily ever after.

 Well Goodbye Honolulu DID meet in high school but they didn’t just form one band. They formed 5 individual projects and started their own record label while still in school, the 100% local Toronto label Fried Records. While other kids were cramming for exams or wasting away playing video games, the Goodbye Honolulu boys were busy playing in bars (attempting to sneak their underage friends in), honing their live skills, writing songs and self releasing multiple albums a year.

 These teenage years were laying the foundations and as they hit their 20s Emmett, Jacob, Fox and Max decided to join forces and focus their song-writing and energy to one project, say “hello” to Goodbye Honolulu.

 Goodbye Honolulu, evoke a 90s slacker vibe mixing vintage garage rock n roll history with modern elements, it’s not exactly pop and it’s not exactly punk, the Toronto natives are for fans of the Black LipsCage the Elephant and Ty Segall.

 Goodbye Honolulu is best known for their live shows and in best form when every member is screaming their heads off with shout along choruses. Whether it’s Emmett’s fuzz-layered guitar, Jacob’s gnarly vocals, Fox’s Bowie-inspired vocal inflections or Max beating his drum kit to death, Goodbye Honolulu make their audience the VIP guests to their rock n roll party.

Highlights of Goodbye Honolulu’s ride so far include a USA tour supporting their pals Hinds and releasing their debut album Heavy Gold in 2016.

Lyrics

Typical

Written By: Fox Martindale,Emmett S Webb,Jacob Switzer,Max Bornstein

Oh my love I've done it again
I went and lost my only friend
Ah that's
So typical of me
Ahh
So typical of me
Ahh
Oh my love I'm breaking down
Got no one to run to in this small town
Well that's so typical of me
Ahh
That's so typical of me
Ahh
Now I'm drinking something I shouldn't
I tried to call you but I just couldn't
'Cause it's so typical of me
Ahh
So typical of me

Call me old fashioned but I'm looking
For some love with some action
And I now that I
Could do better
But I keep runnin' back to the arms of your sweater

Bones are breakin' and I'm feelin' weak
Haven't eaten and I can't speak
Ah that's
So typical of me
Ahh
That's so typical of me
Ahh
I'm losing my patience and I can't sleep
Avoiding all of your apologies
Ah that's
So typical of me
Ahh
That's so typical of me
Ahh
I've got no more money and I got no more weed
I used to think those were the only things I need
Ah that's
So typical of me
Ahh
That's so typical of me

Call me old fashioned but I'm looking
For some love with some action
And I now that I
Could do better
But I keep runnin' back to the arms of your sweater

Discography

-Heavy Gold (Album) - Released December 21, 2015

-Codeine (Single) - Released March 17, 2016

-Mother To A Brother (Single) - Released January 27, 2017