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New York City, New York, United States

New York City, New York, United States
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"Boca-Spawned Goolsby Plots (Temporary) Florida Return"

It's been slightly less than a year since four-piece indie rock band Goolsby played its final South Florida show at Propaganda in Lake Worth. After that musical farewell, 23-year-old frontman Paul Simundich packed up and headed to the Northeast, where he spent some time in Rhode Island working around the clock at an Old Navy and a bookstore before heading up to Brooklyn and reforming Goolsby there. Locals who've spent the last year missing the band's wry delivery of ecstatic live performances that come packed with a mix of tight poppy rock songs such as "Wild Once" and "Imaginary Friends" as well as affecting ballads such as "Intergalactic Love Song" will be excited to learn about Goolsby's July 15 homecoming show at Propaganda nightclub in Lake Worth with Lavola, Alexander and Young Circles. - Broward Palm Beach New Times

"Glimpses of the South Florida Scene: Goolsby"

Goolsby's music creates the best sort of soundtrack for youthful escapades like making out and riding your bike really fast, but that is not to say their sound is immature. Formerly called Quiet River, guitarist and vocalist Paul Simundich's project has grown and become poppy and playful but never overtly saccharine. Their tracks are crisp, well-formed and catchy, a result of Goolsby's status as an accidental South Floridian supergroup. The guys have all previously played in other local bands: Simundich and bassist Oz Del Castillo used to play in A Hunter's Pace and Kill Now!?, respectively. Guitarist Matt Salcito was in Alaska, and drummer Jeff Rose also plays with Blond Fuzz (formerly Stonefox).

As such, they're not only clearly talented but mainstays of the local music community, keeping it afloat and thriving multihandedly. Small wonder, then, that the tracks on their three-song EP are all infectious, especially "Wild Once" -- an upbeat and admittedly adorable reference to Where the Wild Things Are. After the break, drummer Jeff Rose tells New Times the band's favorite live spot and what the heck a Goolsby is anyway. - Broward Palm Beach New Times

"Another New Times Writer Loved Mike Mineo, Goolsby Too"

Also of interest in Hambright's entry is some of the first scratchings about Boca Raton indie pop upstarts Goolsby. We can gather that the guys used to call themselves Quiet River, and the lineup includes singer/guitarist Paul Simundich, guitarist Matt Salcito, bassist Oz Del Castillo, and drummer Jeff Rose. These guys have past ties to area groups the Marchen, Stonefox, It's Latin, and Alaska.

Via Hambright:
They're loud and rocking, but it's not one big blurry sound. The music is dramatic and they're composed and jokey in a way that makes me wonder, what is it the kids are into now? Paul Simundich (sigh!) played barefoot -- again, what are the kids into now? -- and even rolled his guitar back over his head to botch up a little behind-the-neck action.
Judging by the songs posted on Goolsby's MySpace, including the playful "Wild Once," the kids will get some more attention in this space soon. - Miami New Times


Amanda EP, Released Nov 2010



Whatever “Goolsby” might mean by common parlance, the term best fits a group of four guys straight goolin’ out of Brooklyn and into the heart of each sweet young thing this summer. Earnest and playful, every bit anthemic and good-humored, Goolsby is perspicuous pop for cool afternoons and hot nights alike. Lead singer and cutie-pie Paul sings big, with cool riffage from enigmatic guitarist Nate, honeyed grooves from hairy bassist Mitch (might be a bear), and the locked-in rhythms of drummeister Jake, altogether making some smooth, unadulterated tuneage in the vein of The Weakerthans, Weezer and The Smoking Popes.
They’ve played at Arlene’s Grocery, The Trash Bar, Pianos, Spike Hill and The Delancey, sharing the stage with acts like Surfer Blood, Sleigh Bells, Smoosh, Unwed Sailor, The Mercury Program and Fin Fang Foom. Currently, the Goolsby gang is hard at work on a new EP, tentatively titled Ghost Kids and the Songs of the Dead, with talks of a Goolsby-inspired comic as well.
With their wide-eyed whimsy and pure pizzazz, Goolsby gonna get you good.