DEBUT ALBUM SMILEY FACE OUT NOW
“‘Big Disaster’ itself is anything but, a jovial dive into video game-esque synths and Goma’s captivating vocals. The song is boundless… teetering from sugary pop and sassy, soulful deliveries.” – Stereogum
Showtime Goma’s exuberant debut album Smiley Face is out now (listen to it now on Soundcloud, Apple Music, and Spotify), and Jen Goma will be taking her pop persona on the road, including headlining dates in Los Angeles and New York and a September run with Of Montreal.
Showtime Goma 2017 Tour
All dates with Nancy Feast
* w/ Of Montreal
6/25: The Hi Hat – Los Angeles, CA
7/09: Union Pool – Brooklyn, NY – Album Release Party
9/05: Charleston Pour House – Charleston, NC *
9/06: The Blind Tiger – Greensboro, NC *
9/07: House of Independents – Asbury Park, NJ *
9/08: Bell House – Brooklyn, NY *
9/09: The Met – Pawtucket, RI *
9/10: The Sinclair – Boston, MA *
9/11: The Haunt – Ithaca, NY *
9/12: 31 West – Newark, OH *
9/13: Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI *
9/14: Logan Square Auditorium – Chicago, IL *
9/15: The Ready Room – St. Louis, MO *
9/16: The Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC *
More on Smiley Face:
Smiley Face is the debut album by Showtime Goma, the first solo outing from performer and writer Jen Goma. Whether leading A Sunny Day in Glasgow or collaborating with musicians and artists – including Deerhoof, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Jherek Bischoff, Ice Choir and Roman à Clef- chances are, she’s performing in your home town tonight. Chances are, Jen is standing behind you right now. Smiley Face is a record forged in these same fires of collaboration – bolstered by Deerhoof’s heavy hitter Greg Saunier, plus appearances by composer Shahzad Ismaily (Laurie Anderson, Tom Waits), and an assortment of Goma’s ASDiG pals.
Smiley Face sounds like a labor of love (because it is). It’s DIY pop music built to stir and inspire. The record is an invitation, an invocation – to joy, anger, and catharsis in a time when apathy is not an option. Goma’s voice is the guiding light – forceful and flexing through 10 dance pop parables of freedom, time, and irreverence. Smiley Face‘s anthems are defiantly optimistic in an era of carefully constructed cynicism. A light record with a dark sense of humor, brimming with hope and energy. It wants to take care of you.
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