Blink once and you may miss GOOSE fly by. These days, that’s how it seems. Owing much of their success to an exponentially expanding fan base, steady creative output, and a collective commitment to pushing themselves to constantly improve, Goose has flourished over the last few years, emerging as one of the premier bands working today. Now the Connecticut rock group is proud to announce the release of their third studio album, DRIPFIELD. Out on June 24, the album is a 10-track LP that explores the details of their incredible journey.
“Dripfield,” the album’s titular single, is an ode to unbridled creativity. A sonic departure from the band’s stylistic roots, the tune combines arpeggiated synths and otherworldly vocals with a thunderous rhythm section. An equally experimental music video, the band’s second collaboration with director Dylan Hahn, accompanies the release. Shot over the course of three days in the Mojave Desert, the clip is a visual companion piece to the band’s recently released video for their song “Borne.”
“The underlying idea of Dripfield is that of saturation,” adds Mitarotonda. “Imagine a piece of earth – it’s kind of like the water level rising and seeping up to the top. It’s a metaphor for the creativity we have inside of us. I’m not sure what pulls it out of us – maybe it’s our subconscious.”
“To me, every music video project is a new task of understanding the artist, and finding what I think is the best visual interpretation for them and their music,” says Hahn. “Collaborating with Goose, learning their unique humor and energy, and involving it in the story narrative was a rewarding part of the process.”
WATCH “DRIPFIELD” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
LISTEN TO “DRIPFIELD”
Produced and engineered by D. James Goodwin at The ISOKON in Woodstock, NY, DRIPFIELD is the band’s first full-length album completed exclusively with an outside producer. Known for his unconventional recording style and eclectic equipment collection, Goodwin guided Goose through an entirely new process to album creation.
“James was great. He really got us to think about our approach in so many different ways,” says lead guitarist, vocalist Rick Mitarotonda. “I really liked re-working some of the stuff we’ve been playing for years and taking the material in directions I would have never expected.
Release Date: June 24, 2022
In late May, Goose will embark on a massive summer tour marked by headlining appearances at several notable festivals and venues nationwide. After a highly anticipated return to the Westville Music Bowl in New Haven, CT (5/27-28), the quintet will migrate north, making stops in Essex Junction, VT (6/6) and Lewiston, NY (6/8).
Following a pair of shows at Legend Valley in Thornville, OH (6/10-11), the band will return to Indianapolis, IN for an appearance at the picturesque TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park (6/14). After concerts in Wilmington and Raleigh, NC (6/14-15), Goose concludes the first leg of the summer tour at the legendary Radio City Music Hall (6/24-25).
Mid-August will see the band in Columbia, MD at The Chrysalis Amphitheater (8/12-13), a unique, open-air theater nestled in a quaint forest. A subsequent western migration will include a previously announced trio of shows in colorful Colorado. After a two-night stint at the Dillon Amphitheater (8/16-17), Goose heads to Red Rocks Amphitheatre for their inaugural performance. Due to overwhelming demand, limited tickets remain for Dillon, and Red Rocks is officially sold out.
After a stop at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas (8/20), the band will visit the historic Greek Theater in Los Angeles (8/21). Tour concludes in downtown Portland, Oregon at The Square (8/25).
Tickets for all summer shows will be available through a lottery, with a ticket request period open from 12 PM ET on Tuesday, February 22nd through 5 PM ET Wednesday, February 23. A venue presale will run from 10 AM ET - 10 PM ET on Thursday, February 24. General onsale begins on Friday, February 25 at 10 AM ET.
For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit goosetheband.com.
“We are eternally grateful to our Goose family for the support to push our boundaries and explore music in some truly beautiful spaces this summer!” says vocalist, keys, guitarist Peter Anspach.
Goose Summer Tour 2022
4/29-5/1 - Atlanta, GA - Sweetwater 420 Festival
5/27 - New Haven, CT - Westville Music Bowl
5/28 - New Haven, CT - Westville Music Bowl
6/6 - Essex Junction, VT - Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley Expo
6/8 - Lewiston, NY - ArtPark
6/10 - Thornville, OH - Legend Valley
6/11 - Thornville, OH - Legend Valley
6/12 - Indianapolis, IN - TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
6/14 - Wilmington, NC - Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
6/15 - Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater
6/16 - 6/19 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
6/24 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
6/25 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
6/30 - 7/2 - Quincy, CA - High Sierra Music Festival
6/30 - 7/3 - Scranton, PA - Peach Music Festival
8/12 - Columbia, MD - The Chrysalis Amphitheater
8/13 - Columbia, MD - The Chrysalis Amphitheater
8/16 - Dillon, CO - Dillon Amphitheater
8/17 - Dillon, CO - Dillon Amphitheater
8/18 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre (SOLD OUT)
8/20 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl
8/21 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
8/25 - Portland, OR - The Square