The Goldbugs
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"Literally, No choice but to close your eyes and smile when you hear them." - A.J from Home Tone

"Beachwood Sparks meets the Shins, what a sound!"

- Adam Daniels- (Move Magazine)

"This trio has a bright future, the harmonizing is simply beautiful. It makes me think of the Beach Boys or the Beatles. That statement alone speaks for itself."

- Dayna Fields- (Columbia Tribune)


Dylan tribute CD- Aug. 25, 2007
A Star In the Corner- Nov. 26th, 2007



The Goldbugs are one of the midwest's best-kept secrets. The band formed recently in 2006, and are based out of the fun loving college town of Columbia, Missouri. It's unfortunate that John, Jason, and Nic didn't find each other sooner, as they have been turning heads ever since they began collaborating. They are a power-pop trio with a live-performance attitude reminiscent of the Ramones. When they play, people listen. It's that simple. "Non stop twang pop" is the buzz on the street regarding their distinct sound. When many first hear the Goldbugs, they allude to them being some type of "blast from the past," meaning it's difficult to put a finger on when indeed they began making music. Lumping them with the new music of the millenium seems unjustifable. They seem to be from another era or a very unfamiliar far, far away place. Fans always talk about the Goldbugs sentimental side as being their most prolific, as it truely is magical. It possess feelings that may be awoken while accompanying close friends by a campfire on a perfect summer night. Just close your eyes and listen.....

They site the follwing as influences: Beatles, Byrds, Big Star, Badfinger, Bob Dylan, Cheap Trick, Television, Velvet Underground, Lou Reed, Pretenders, and REM (just to name a few).
You can hear them on the famous Dylan tribute CD, playing Absolutely Sweet Marie that Home Tone put out. It's a beautiful cover. They do indeed call Columbia, Missouri home and they continue to plot the diffusion of their sound through not only the midwest, but every ear that is willing to embrace their unique "twang pop-sound." Look for their debut album (A Star in the Corner) in the fall (2007) on Home Tone.