Best Beach Metal

Godwin Falcon

Staff Pick

We’ve done some pretty gnarly interviews before, but none as bodaciously gnarly as the time when Godwin Falcon invited us over to their house. The bros had just won Metal Band of the Year in the City Paper Music Awards, and we were there to document their decadent rock-star lifestyle, their magnificent bachelor-pad squalor, and their penchant for shotgunning beers at midday. We were not disappointed. The guys call their music “beach metal,” citing Kid Rock as a major influence (whether ironically or not, we may never know), but we heard more nuanced musical references on their debut album Motorcycle Gorilla Dentist, including Dillinger Escape Plan, Iron Maiden, and Baroness. Whatever it is they’re going for, they’re doing it balls-to-the-wall. As they say in one of their song titles, “Bro Big or Bro Home.”
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