The Goldberg Sisters

Premiere: The Goldberg Sisters “The Kids Are Alwrong”

Feb 08, 2018

Adam Goldberg is known by most of us for his numerous memorable roles on the silver screen (Saving Private Ryan, Dazed and Confused, A Beautiful Mind, Zodiac, the list goes on). A self-described "jack of all trades" Goldberg is also a musician, writer, director, producer, editor and photographer. His new psych pop album, Mood Swing, will be released April 13th under his musical moniker The Goldberg Sisters. Under the Radar is psyched to premiere one of the songs "The Kids Are Alwrong".

After providing music for some of his own films (2003’s Running With the Bulls and I Love Your Work in 2005), he released his first solo album, 2009’s Eros and Omissions. Goldberg recorded the dream-pop gem over a six-year period with a variety of musicians, including frequent collaborator Stephen Drozd from the Flaming Lips and subsequently released his first two albums issued under the Goldberg Sisters moniker, 2011’s self-titled offering and 2013's Stranger’s Morning, on which Goldberg played all the instruments.

The Goldberg Sisters' bio describes the new album as such: "A deeply reverential Lennon-esque vibe permeates the 13 tracks that comprise Mood Swing, particularly on the tight, sturdy rocker “Where or When or Why” and the lo-fi cosmic spellbinder “The Kids are Alwrong,” which sounds something like an unlikely collaboration between Spoon, Spector-era Lennon, and Curtis Mayfield. Goldberg cites a panoply of diverse influences including “Bowie, Elvis Costello, Nick Cave, the Divine Comedy, Sparklehorse, Built to Spill, American Music Club, Curtis Mayfield, America, and Burt Bacharach to name just a few!”

About "The Kids Are Alwrong”, Goldberg says: "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. I like the build, that the riff is quietly introduced with direct input guitar plunking and then crescendos  with more guitars, synth, vocals, and trumpet playing it in unison. It was such an unexpected treat.” Check it out below.