band, with harmonies and stuff? I’ve already got some songs written” Sure enough, he did. Two
weeks later Brian was on a plane heading back to Los Angeles, ready to rehearse. Together
they embarked on the journey that would soon become Goodnight Kiss.
The band started as an acoustic duo, and shortly after forming, added well-known Ventura
percussionist Rene Ponce into the mix. After a year of refining their sound and writing a ton of
songs, the band added Brian ‘Boom’ Carroll (bass) and Eric Goldstein (drums) to bring a funky,
edgy groove to the already rich acoustic sound.
Now a 5-piece, the band has found success in the local Ventura and LA music scene. Weaving
together a unique sound shaped by rock, punk, soul, latin, funk, and 70’s rock, the guys of
Goodnight Kiss consider The Beatles, The Flaming Lips, Gorillaz, The Police, James Brown,
and Radiohead as influences in their playing.
Selected by KCRW’s Anne Litt as one of LA’s best new indie bands of 2017, Goodnight Kiss
debuted Abandon Ship in August of 2017. The 4-song EP, produced by
Decorations’ Devon Geyer, engineered by Nels Jensen, and mastered by the great Gentry
Studer, showcases the band’s dirty grooves, sweet harmonies, and thematic fixation on love,
loss, and the importance of not taking anything too seriously.