Following the release of their acclaimed 2022 studio album How Long Will It Take Them To Die, the folk-rock band Goodnight, Texas just released their digital single “To Hurry Things Along” last month (download here), and are now following that up with the new release of their stand-alone single “It’s Enough” (download here).
Singer/songwriter Patrick Dyer Wolf shares a bit more on this haunting folk number, “This one is about a retiring baseball player. We have a baseball history in the band: Avi has vintage memorabilia and knowledge, Pat’s cousin Jon Sciambi does play-by-play for the Cubs, Scott has been to Tigers fantasy camp, our former drummer Alex is a minor league umpire. We’ve done the anthem at a Giants game, et cetera.
But really it’s about coming to the end of something with which you’ve had a long and complex relationship (a relationship, job, life) and deciding how to approach it. You can ‘paint yourself in a corner / climb way up in a tree’ or we can ‘paint ourselves in a portrait / and hang a swing from a tree.’ Our protagonist comes to rest on the former, sort of a yang to the yin of other recent single ‘To Hurry Things Along.'”
Goodnight, Texas is an undefinable storytelling folk-rock band whose strength lies in unexpected sweet spots. Drawing their name from fellow singer/songwriter Avi Vinocur and Patrick Dyer Wolf‘s onetime geographic midpoint (the real town of Goodnight in the State of Texas, a tiny hamlet east of Amarillo directly betwixt San Francisco, CA and Chapel Hill, NC), the band also exists at the center of its songwriters’ contrasting styles — via a 1913 Gibson A mandolin and a 2015 Danelectro, at the crossroads of folk and blues and rock ‘n’ roll, in a place where dry wit and dark truths meet hope and utmost sincerity.
Goodnight, Texas’ two new singles “It’s Enough” and “To Hurry Things Along” are out now via digital/streaming platforms. Click here to purchase/stream.