All of the acts on Gothamist’s Movable Hype 8.0 bill were damn good ? including Brooklynites Takka Takka and Project Jenny/Project Jan (who you may recall for inspiring a flood of Chinatown Bus horror stories), and Toronto’s Femme Generation. But local act Goes Cube’s sledgehammer assault was inescapably awesome. They bludgeoned our eardrums — and our hearts — with their epic Fugazi feel, machine gun double-bass assault and monumental larynx-shredding vocals. The wall of sound this trio pulverized the Knit with capped a great night of solid music.

But it got better. When we spoke with Goes Cube’s guitarist/vocalist David Obuchowski about getting a copy of the record, he replied, “Funny story about that. And it involves Stereogum!” Which, of course, is our kind of story.

Bear with us here. Remember Marguerite Perrin? She was the Jesus freak who had a televised meltdown on the reality show Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy last year. Now, remember the tune that sampled and spun that freak-out into the Internet sweeping song “Slagkick?” Well that was David of Goes Cube!

Said David: “When you guys posted that song, our servers crashed! But not before this Hollywood filmmaker got it and had the idea of casting Marguerite in their film, and having Goes Cube score the soundtrack. Well, things take awhile, but we finally got our check from that licensing. And we used that money to record our debut album! And it?s all thanks to Stereogum.”

And here you thought reality television was a waste of time.

Goes Cube just may have become our favorite underground locals. They’re definitely our loudest. Don’t miss their live thing. Catch ’em in Manhattan on August 1st at the Annex. Just be sure to bring earplugs, ’cause our ears are still ringing. (But in a good way.) You can buy their EP from Ace Fu Family Business here. Get started with these tracks, which nearly capture the onslaught of their live set.

More downloads on MySpace.

Comments (13)
  1. volume-addict  |   Posted on Jul 12th, 2006 0

    1st post!

    Off topic though…

    2006 Bumbershoot final lineup has been posted:

    Lineup additions: Spoon, The New Pornographers, Blondie, and Steve Miller Band

  2. One of the best bands in the city and three of the coolest guys I’ve ever met. Props to Stereogum for figuring it out. They truly are PUNISHING.

  3. Clueless  |   Posted on Jul 12th, 2006 0

    So, when did Dogstar break up? I didn’t know Keanu was in a new band.

  4. Yet again an example of how stereogum secretly controls the world

  5. Laflin  |   Posted on Jul 12th, 2006 0

    “They’ve earned a distinguished place in rock history as one of [New York's] loudest bands.”

  6. i’ve loved these guys since the first time i saw them live and their new recordings are really really great. man, i wish i could’ve seen em last Tuesday

  7. Uh my goodness…definitely the BEST band Stereogum ever introduced me to! This music is so legit. It’s just so good.

  8. there was a sweet new Goes Cube video posted today. see it at their MySpace or the link below:

  9. papershredder  |   Posted on Jul 27th, 2006 0

    just found out these guys are the special guest at the secret show tonight in greenpoint at the rad pad w/ the annuals and die!die!die!. according to d!d!d!, they’re opening the show. should be awesome.

  10. The Red Hot Chili Peppers are leading the way at this years MTV Europe music awards with four nominations…

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