Review Fix chats with Goosebump’s Paul Erlichman, who discusses the band’s new EP and track ‘She Don’t Say Goodbye’
Review Fix: How did the band get together?
Paul Erlichman: Neil and I have known each other since we were 14, so we’ve been writing songs together forever. Goosebump is just the latest incarnation of that songwriting partnership. We met Mike a couple years ago and found in him a kindred spirit. Anh we’ve known for less than a year now, but again: kindred spirit. Lot of kindred spirits out there.
Review Fix: What’s your creative process like?
Erlichman: Normally one of Neil or I will come to the other with an idea, either lyrics or a bit of music and we expand from there. Recently we’ve been writing more together from the beginning of a song, and it’s having some weeeeird consequences. Our creative process isn’t very careful. It’s mostly to throw things at the wall and see what sticks.
Review Fix: What makes “She Don’t Say Goodbye” a special track?
Erlichman: Neil wrote almost all of She Don’t Say Goodbye. I think Neil writes some real special songs sometimes and this is one of them. It was one of his most fleshed-out arrangements and I think we pull it off quite nicely.
Review Fix: How would you describe your sound to someone who has never heard you?
Erlichman: I never know what to say, so I say we’re a nice band.
Review Fix: What are your goals for 2018?
Erlichman: We’re releasing our LP “Goosebump by Goosebump” on Pleasence Records July 6, and we will be touring a bunch this summer to support it.