Hello everyone, it’s been a long time since we’ve updated this tumblr, mostly due to the fact that we are no longer a band. However, that doesn’t mean songs haven’t been flowing. As many of you know, I (Ryan) went on to join the Champaign-Il based math-rock band Hank. a little over a year ago. I’m sad to report that Hank., like GN+GM, has decided to split the blanket. It was a mutual breakup, and we’re all still best friends, but the time has come to move onward an upward. That said, I would like to state here, to the friends and followers of Good Night & Good Morning, that I have continued writing songs with the intent of taking everything I’ve learned through both bands, and combining them to create a new sound that is going to make your ass shake and your heart break. Production on a new solo record begins this summer, and I ask you dear friends, to keep your ears to the ground for this one. It’s going to be a game-changer. Please expect the unexpected, and standby for future announcements. 
Love,
Ryan

Hello everyone, it’s been a long time since we’ve updated this tumblr, mostly due to the fact that we are no longer a band. However, that doesn’t mean songs haven’t been flowing. As many of you know, I (Ryan) went on to join the Champaign-Il based math-rock band Hank. a little over a year ago. I’m sad to report that Hank., like GN+GM, has decided to split the blanket. It was a mutual breakup, and we’re all still best friends, but the time has come to move onward an upward. That said, I would like to state here, to the friends and followers of Good Night & Good Morning, that I have continued writing songs with the intent of taking everything I’ve learned through both bands, and combining them to create a new sound that is going to make your ass shake and your heart break. Production on a new solo record begins this summer, and I ask you dear friends, to keep your ears to the ground for this one. It’s going to be a game-changer. Please expect the unexpected, and standby for future announcements. 

Love,

Ryan

baronvonkeup:

One should always look ones best (at Beckley Travel Plaza)

Life with Hank.

baronvonkeup:

One should always look ones best (at Beckley Travel Plaza)

Life with Hank.

hanktheblog:

See you guys in a couple weeks. Let’s hang out and bare knuckle fight for a bit.

Ryan is now playing guitar in the Champaign math-gunk band Hank. They just recorded their first full length, and are heading out on a 5 day jog to the Untitled Music Fest in Virginia later this month. Dig it here.

hanktheblog:

See you guys in a couple weeks. Let’s hang out and bare knuckle fight for a bit.

Ryan is now playing guitar in the Champaign math-gunk band Hank. They just recorded their first full length, and are heading out on a 5 day jog to the Untitled Music Fest in Virginia later this month. Dig it here.

Molting

It’s old news by now, but in case you hadn’t heard, a series of events has lead us to decide that Narrowing Type will be our last release as Good Night & Good Morning. New things are in the works, but expect it to be different. Thanks to everyone who came out to our final show with The Appleseed Cast, that was an unforgettable night. With that said, we’re honored to have had some nice things said about our album on this Top 50 albums of 2012 list. 

5. Good Night & Good Morning – Narrowing Type

Edging out Caspian for post-rock record of the year and Young Jesus for best Chicago record, Narrowing Type is a masterclass on tone, atmosphere, dynamic, and mood. No record sang me to sleep more this year than this little record from Good Night & Good Morning. Everything I love about post-rock is not only referenced but made a focal point in at least two spots throughout this record. From the gentle vocals to the brilliant (and tastefully restrained) crescendos, there’s not a lacking moment. From start to finish, there’s something here to hold onto that only drags you further into the songs themselves, miniature masterpieces to get lost in. Through its seven tracks, it creates a world so complete and so compelling that every time I passed it by en route to another record, I was tempted to just stop and listen to this one instead. Painfully gorgeous.”

Read the full article here: Playground Misnomer

Our final show also made it to the #2 spot on SmilePolitely.com’s list of top Champaign-Urbana shows of 2012: http://www.smilepolitely.com/music/top_live_shows_of_2012/

And our Collaboration with RVINS made it to the #3 spot on SmilePolitely.com’s list of best C-U songs of 2012: http://www.smilepolitely.com/music/top_twenty_c-u_songs_of_2012/

In other news, Ryan is going on tour with Hank. on their winter tour through Texas and back as their merch guy. So if we’ve got any friends in the towns listed HERE, come out and join the math-punk party. 

Lastly, if anyone would like a 2 song live EP recorded outdoors in Bloomington Il, send us an email at goodnightandgoodmorning@gmail.com

Many thanks.

Our first Champaign show in a year, and we’re extremely excited to be playing with the mighty CASTEVET. Party time.
BUT FIRST, we’re doing an outdoor in-store performance this Saturday (10/20) at Reverberation Vinyl in Bloomington Illinois. So if you know anyone down there, spread the good word. We’re stoked to be playing an outdoor show in mid-Autumn. Bring cider, we’ll bring the mood.
Ryan

Our first Champaign show in a year, and we’re extremely excited to be playing with the mighty CASTEVET. Party time.

BUT FIRST, we’re doing an outdoor in-store performance this Saturday (10/20) at Reverberation Vinyl in Bloomington Illinois. So if you know anyone down there, spread the good word. We’re stoked to be playing an outdoor show in mid-Autumn. Bring cider, we’ll bring the mood.

Ryan

Very Excited to announce we’ll be heading up to Kalamazoo Michigan on 9/15 to play this year’s Kalamashoegazer alongside our good friends Shores and Glowfriends. If we have any followers in Michigan, come out and zone out with us. Facebook event is here: http://www.facebook.com/events/452561244776054/?ref=ts

Very Excited to announce we’ll be heading up to Kalamazoo Michigan on 9/15 to play this year’s Kalamashoegazer alongside our good friends Shores and Glowfriends. If we have any followers in Michigan, come out and zone out with us. Facebook event is here: http://www.facebook.com/events/452561244776054/?ref=ts

Our past tour mate, roommate, 2nd guitarist and current good friend Joey just released this incredible album. Pick it up! And check out his other projects Cains & Abels and Pet Lions while you’re at it.

whistlerchicago:

Houtakker just released their self-titled, debut album yesterday and let me tell you: it’s in the running for my favorite album of the year. Bandleader Joey Murphy was kind enough to send me an advance copy a couple months ago (OK, I practically begged him for a copy) and it’s been in constant rotation ever since. Here’s what he said about the album:

From the very beginning, Houtakker was meant to be an outlet for songs that I didn’t think had a home anywhere else. I worked on them alone, and sent them out to my friends. Somewhere along the line someone asked me to play a show, so naturally I asked some of my favorite Chicago musicians to join me. In the last year we have managed to turn it into a real “working band” thanks to the encouragement of friends, musicians, and the dedication of my bandmates Justin, Paul and Matt. I especially want to thank anyone who has taken time out of their day to listen to these songs, or come out to one of our shows. We love you.

Seeing as how this is a compilation of songs from the past four years, this album had to be named Houtakker. Anything other than self-titled would feel trite. I hope you enjoy these songs as much as I enjoyed making them.

You can download it here for $7. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Houtakker is also playing at Township today from 5:30-8:00pm. Joey’s backing band will be Cains & Abels at this show, which is part of Cains & Abels’ month-long Heat Beaters happy hour residency.

—Billy

(via joeynotjoe)

Popmatters review

We have a collective smile on our faces. We’ve also just confirmed a September show that we’re pretty excited about. Can’t wait to start playing again. Happy reading, cheers!

http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/157766-good-night-good-morning-narrowing-type/

-Ryan

We’ve posted this before, but I thought I’d post it again now that the album is out. The song is Median I from our latest LP, and it was recorded at Ball Hall in Chicago last April. Check out the album version here. Thanks to @joeynotjoe for the video.

Recording vocals in a Chinese reverb chamber

Recording vocals in a Chinese reverb chamber

Someone please try this. And if you happen to be the guy who runs drinkify.org, please replace that photo of us with one that’s less than 5 years old. Thank you very much. http://drinkify.org/good%20night%20and%20good%20morning

Someone please try this. And if you happen to be the guy who runs drinkify.org, please replace that photo of us with one that’s less than 5 years old. Thank you very much. http://drinkify.org/good%20night%20and%20good%20morning

I just found out Blonde Redhead is playing in Shanghai tomorrow. Is anyone else out there as big a fan as us?

I just found out Blonde Redhead is playing in Shanghai tomorrow. Is anyone else out there as big a fan as us?