The Hard Goodbye

The Hard Goodbye


The Second Best Band. Ever.


As told by (young) Bo Fahs (

It’s almost too easy, you know? I mean. I don’t mean to disrespect anyone in the music industry. But I’m saying. It’s almost too easy to glom on to some weird new sound, and explore some bizarre niche for a little while. You’d become a critical darling for a minute. Press a collectable seven-inch. And that’s great, man. It really is.
But it doesn’t endure. How many of those electroclash albums do you listen to these days?
I honestly think it takes more, what, more chutzpah, to approach music the way the cats in The Hard Goodbye do. Matt, Ethan, and Jesse make big, anthemic rock and roll.
They certainly experiment. They’re certainly a collection of outrageous individuals. But because they’re not inextricably married to some particular esoteric sound, they are also accessible.
The Hard Goodbye, though, makes music and delivers it in a way that is more than just palatable. You will love their songs.

Listen. I’m not in The Hard Goodbye. I am not being paid to say this. This is what I actually think. You can trust me. Here’s the deal: The Hard Goodbye could be the band that could save the radio.


2005 - 1 self titled LP

Set List

Cruel And Unusual
Coming Home
Passing Train
Play Dead