Editor’s Note: Due to Ticketfly being down, Pearl Street Warehouse made this show free.
Songwriters Molly Venter of Americana group Red Molly and Eben Pariser of Brooklyn quintet Roosevelt Dime together are husband and wife. Together, they also are folk duo Goodnight Moonshine. Goodnight Moonshine takes its Keep the Spark Tour to Pearl Street Warehouse on Thursday, May 31, and the band releases a new record, I’m The Only One Who Will Tell You, You’re Bad, on Friday, June 1.
Eben said of the record, “The album chronicles a revolutionary time in our lives, and the country and world at large.” And the semi-autobiographic lyrics describe his marriage to Molly at times. The song “Settle Down” opens: “We never got to experiment with psychedelics before you knocked me up, We never had that three-way in the heart of Paris, and now we’re all grown up… Baby I love our life, but I don’t want to settle down.”
Listen to I’m The Only One Who Will Tell You, You’re Bad, by Goodnight Moonshine on Bandcamp:
In the album notes, Molly said, “Fiercely independent even after marriage, Eben and I lost any autonomy over our time and decisions after the birth of our son, Otis. We had to learn cooperation in earnest in order to grow this little guy and experience mind-bending love together, and we had to maintain our distinct individual journeys if we didn’t want to violently implode our marriage.
“The album is a reflection of that tension. It’s raw and right there in the lyrics as well as the production; I did a lot of my vocal takes alone, for example, pressing the buttons myself in the soundproofed closet of our home studio.”
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