Dallas-based indie rockers Goodnight Ned may not be on your playlist yet, but they’re about to be. The five-piece outfit—Chase McMillan, Conner Farrall, Jonas Martin, Michael Munoz and Matt Trimble—has just released its self-titled sophomore record. The band’s fusion of soulful, indie-rock sounds first surfaced in 2012 with their debut album, “Smoke from the Sails”—an assemblage of tracks that displayed the band’s predilection for folk flourishes and meditative guitar mysticism.
Goodnight Ned’s sophomore record, however, is a tour de force of powerful, yet poetic songwriting combined with a remarkably gritty undercurrent. Peppered with ripples of raw emotion, the album typifies brash, modern rock with an elusive edge.
We recently caught up with Goodnight Ned’s Jonas Martin at their album release party, Unsound Circus, to talk about the band’s newest album, reinvention and time travel.
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