Burnside Album Details
Heligoats, The, Goodness Gracious
Newly relocated to the Pacific Northwest and fresh off their recent US tour with Clem Snide, The Heligoats follow up the critically acclaimed End of All-Purpose EP with Goodness Gracious, another weird stop for musical adventurer Chris Otepka. Teaming up with Chicago psych-folk band Ulysses S. Grant just long enough to have a few parties and interpret a record, they formed in Summer 2009. The new collaboration has been wild and exciting, fusing meticulously worded songs and spaced-out jams to make the most interesting Heligoats listen yet. Live, the songs are dynamic and energetic, building sonic force around Otepka’s acoustic-based tunes, adding colorful settings to the stories within, and fleshing out the universe of this recording. And “universe” is apt: with each track its own little world, all 10 songs come together to take the listener on a wild safari and have them home by dinner.