Saint Sebastian is the debut solo project fronted by songwriter and vocalist, Greg Goebelt, with a distinct Pacific Northwest sound that can be described as “melody with melancholy” backed by a “rock-solid beat,” and firmly in the alternative/indie rock genre.
This EP, Melancholy Breakdown, has a unique, distinct, and identifiable sound with strong, melodic guitar hooks that stick to your musical memory. Songs include driving rock-solid bass and drums, thick and crunchy guitars, and vocal hooks with a hint of mid 60’s pop-psychedelic bridges. The defining musicality of the 80’s and 90’s are pulled together by Goebelt’s smooth, buoyant voice and lyrics that ride the songs through a visual vocal landscape. Cross between Dinosaur Jr., Wilco, and The Killers. New, memorable, and strong debut EP!
Guest star musicians on the EP are: Jeff Pevar-guitar & bass (Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jefferson Starship, Marc Cohn, more), Bret Levick-producer, guitar & backing vocals (acclaimed songwriter/producer), Shay Godwin-Drums (Andre Day, Dirty Diamonds), and Brent Daniels- soundscaping/synth on the single-Down (Trailers/Films: Marvel, Sony, HBO, Paramount), Bill Holloman-Horns on We’re not the same.
TOP 20 that are in the Top 20! CURRENT RADIO LIST 2-7-20
In the TOP 200 NACC- Ranking to date #173, debuted at 195.
KAOS (Olympia, WA) -- Chart #2
KEUL (Girdwood, AK) -- #8 ADD
KMUD (Redway, CA) -- #7 ADD
KTCV (Kennewick, WA) -- Chart #19
WCNI (New London, CT) -- Chart #12
WLAS (Newton, MA) -- #2 ADD
WLFR (Galloway, NJ) -- Chart #22
WMUL (Huntington, WV) -- Chart #16
WNSU (Fort Lauderdale, FL) -- Chart #2
WSIA (Staten Island, NY) -- #1 ADD
WTCC (Springfield, MA) -- Chart #18
WUSC (Columbia, SC) -- Chart #7
WVIA (Pittston, PA) -- Chart #23
WVUA (Tuscaloosa, AL) -- Chart #21
WGBK (Glenview, IL) - Chart #17
(31 addition stations have added it or in rotation- as of end of week 3)
The EP Melancholy Breakdown is born out of Goebelt’s downward spiral into despair and depression while struggling with an aggressive auto-immune disease that literally brought him, his marriage, and his life to a dark edge. This is the story of the fall, the pain, and the climb back from the breakdown. Each song is different, driving, and emotional and they all share the same great production. With more songs to come… this is a band to watch.
The music video of their first single “Down" was awarded “Best Music Video” in the Oregon Independent Film Festival (2017, the Mediterranean Film Festival (2017) and two others, and it was also the Official Selection in 12 other film festivals across the US & Europe.
PRODUCED BY BRET LEVICK
Mastered by Jim Chapdelaine
The first music video, “Down” was released in 2016 and was accepted into 14 music festivals and won 4 Best Music Video awards in 2017, including The Oregon Independent Film Festivals Best Music Video award 2017. Written by: Greg Goebelt & Mig Windows, Directed by: Sean Marc Nipper & Greg Goebelt, Camera Operators: Chris Vandershaaf, Todd Wilson & Sean Marc Nipper.
Saint Sebastian’s tracks