On April 13th psych-pop artist The Goldberg Sisters will release their new album Mood Swing. Known as the musical alter-ego of actor, musician, filmmaker and photographer Adam Goldberg, (and his mythical sister-twin “Celeste”) The Goldberg Sisters today have shared the new track “The Kids Are Alwrong” via an exclusive premiere on Under The Radar.
Goldberg explains the creative process behind the song: “I wrote this late one night in lieu of interacting with a troll on social media who got my goat. The main riff was something I had been noodling with for a while and only realized it fit with the baseline while recording the album after having demoed the tune without it… It was such an unexpected treat.”
Movie audiences got to know Goldberg from his performances in films such as Dazed and Confused, Saving Private Ryan, The Hebrew Hammer, A Beautiful Mind, and 2 Days in Paris as well as from equally memorable appearances in TV shows like Friends, Entourage and Fargo. Music fans, however, haven’t always found him so easy to pin down. This year they‘ll have his brilliant new album, Mood Swing.
Goldberg recorded the 2009 dream-pop album Eros and Omissions over a six-year period with a variety of musicians, including Steven Drozd of The Flaming Lips. But the pace quickened on the first two albums issued under the Goldberg Sisters moniker, 2011’s self-titled offering and Stranger’s Morning from 2013, on which Goldberg played all the instruments and which was recorded by engineer and longtime collaborator, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Andrew Lynch (Nav/Attack) in Goldberg’s garage.
Goldberg and Lynch teamed up once again in the garage for the new Goldberg Sisters’ album, Mood Swing. Goldberg again did all the instrumentation save for violins and trumpet. Goldberg’s elasticity as a multi-instrumentalist and producer is nothing short of astonishing considering he lacks anything in the way of formal training and didn’t even think of seriously making music until his early 20s. “I started playing drums as a kid,” he recalls. “I played along with songs on the radio but mainly Bowie records.”
The music on Mood Swing offers listeners a profoundly immersive experience. “I’m really proud of the album,” Goldberg says. “I think I needed to step away from it for a bit to regain some perspective on it, which is always weird because now it’s truly like listening to somebody else… It’s not so much that I want to make music – I feel I have to, as if I have no choice.”
And so, he surrenders to his heart’s most urgent commands on the Goldberg Sisters’ Mood Swing, and for that, music fans can be thankful.