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Hypothermic (Single)

by Goodnight, Texas

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Singer/mandolinist/songwriter Avi Vinocur says:
"Stories from different corners of the American past can often be dark and heavy. Our band's music has always followed along, telling tales of fiction and non-fiction with sonic landscapes to match.

Many of our past songs and albums had taken place in the American South, Northeast, Midwest, and Southwest - but I had written a story in my notebook of a character braving the frigid tundra of Canada by car, north toward the distant U.S. state of Alaska - through hallucinations, paranoia, and exhaustion - to escape something unknown. It matched the sinister sound of this strange heel-thumper I had been toying with on guitar - and together they were a perfect pair.

"Hypothermic" is the result - our attempt to tell stories of America's furthest corner, under a darker headlight, and attempting to sonically capture the heaviness of not only America's past, but its present."

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Driving
In a cold sweat
There is no one
On an icy highway
Northbound
To Alaska
Hypothermic
Where the sun can't find me

Pistol
In the glove box
With a shot left
Incase they come for
Answers
To the questions
Only I know
What it is they're after

Gas up
With a credit card
And an alias
That I learned this morning
Dead flies
‘round the heat lamp
No receipt please
Hide face from the camera

Peel out
On a snowbank
But I land it
And I'm back on the highway
Northbound
To Alaska
Hypothermic
Where the sun can't find me

I can see them
I can hear them
I can feel them
Speeding up behind in an
Unmarked
Hallucination
In a wilderness
Where the law can't hear me
Shouting
Begging mercy
On the concrete
While they kick my jaw in

Driving
In a cold sweat
There is no one
On this icy highway

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released October 1, 2020
Written by Avi Vinocur and Patrick Dyer Wolf

Avi Vinocur - Vocals, Guitars, Mandolin, Drums
Patrick Dyer Wolf - Banjo, Backing Vocals
Scott Griffin Padden - Bass

Recorded by Goodnight, Texas
Mixed by Scott McDowell
Mastered by Jonathan Kirchner
Design by Dani Saputo
Cover Photo by Rodney Burgoyne

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Goodnight, Texas San Francisco, California

Goodnight, Texas is the garage roots Appalachian collaboration of San Francisco’s Avi Vinocur (formerly of The Stone Foxes) and North Carolina’s Patrick Dyer Wolf.
The band conjures a feeling of a different heavy era in the United States - part 1930s, and part 1860s. The trick: heaviness comes from organic acoustic instruments. In this case, a banjo, acoustic guitar and a 1918 mandolin.
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