Newspeak

by Max Goedecke

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Praise for Newspeak:

"Goedecke [..] emerges as a fierce talent on Newspeak who bridges the divide between nostalgic anthemic rock and contemporary indie-rock charm." - MIKE MINEO, Obscure Sound

"Well, I can honestly say I’ve never heard an album like Max Goedecke’s latest album Newspeak. It has the same haunting euphoric effect as Post Punk bands such as Echo and the Bunny Men with the soaring Classic Rock riffs of the iconic 80’s acts such as Tom Petty, and Neil Young. Yet, the styling is nothing but contemporary. There’s almost infinite diversity written into each of the 10 tracks from his debut album, each of the tracks flows with its own brand of veracity, from punchy Garage Rock to rhythmically Blues Rock.

The Cologne based artist, proved his talent as a multi-instrumentalist on perhaps one of my favourite tracks off the album ‘Meant to Be’ which takes you right back to the 80’s Throughout the album I couldn’t quite get over the slight (amazing) reminiscence between Goendecke’s vocals to Alt Rock artist Jack White which is most obvious in the second track on the album ‘Slowly to Sink’, until he breaks into the more predictable raucously cacophonic Rock vocals." - AMELIA VANDERGAST, A&R Factory, 27th April 2018


The road to NEWSPEAK was a long way for Max: growing up in a steadily rising indie folk-rock scene in the rural area of Cologne, Germany, with local acts such as Tom Allan and Mario Nyéky, Max released his first 3 song Demo EP Tas Phania in 2013. His childhood friend Phil – who also plays drums on Meant To Be – introduced Max then to the producer Wolfgang Feder, who is an established household name in the acoustic audiophile scene with acts like Richard Bargel.
After producing first demos of Behind The Sun – which can be found filmed on Youtube – Wolfgang realized that Max was looking for a more punchy rock sound. So, they ended up that Wolfgang would do the mastering of NEWSPEAK and provide Max with constant feedback. Max released 1st demos of his record in 2017 to reach out for local feedback and to found a band around his songs. He ended up with Lisa-Marie Bruynen on drums and Marco Kazmierczak on bass and together they played fierce shows at local clubs such as Blue Shell, MTC – both in Cologne - and Druckluft in Oberhausen.

NEWSPEAK was then released by Ditto Music on the 25th March 2018. Except Meant To Be, Max played on this record all instruments and also did the mixing and recording job. Though it’s heavily influenced by late 80ies songwriters and acts like Tom Petty, Guns N’ Roses and Neil Young, it has also modern influences from the Philly indie scene like Kurt Vile or british songwriters such as Ed Sheeran and Richard Ashcroft.

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released March 25, 2018

Written, produced and arranged* by Max Goedecke
Mastered by Wolfgang Feder
Photos by Franz Goedecke
*except Meant To Be, Drums played and mixed by Philipp Eiserfey

Recorded in 96kHz, 24 Bit.

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Max Goedecke Cologne, Germany

Born in the 90ies in Germany, I'm a generation y multi-instrumentalist and songwriter who spent too much time with the record collection of his daddy in his childhood: from the grungy WELD sounds of Neil Young & Crazy Horse to the art rock classics of Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusions albums, there is not much I left out to get my own stamp on my guitar playing. ... more

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Track Name: She's A Good Damn Girl
Oh she's a good damn girl
and she's pretty dressed up
She rips my heart in two
When she's so fierce and tough

Yeah she's a good damn girl
with straight long hair
is down from Canada
And someday she might be my northern star!

Yeah She's my girl from the fair, in my spheres
She's my girl with straight long hair
And she's waiting all up the stairs

Now won't you take my hand
When we watch out for our fate
Yeah for new days and nights to come
And for the turn of a new decade

Yeah She's my girl from the fair, in my spheres
She's my girl with straight long hair
And she's waiting all up the stairs

So the priest has come
to set a seal on our fate
yeah when he opens his holy book
I'm gonna see your face

He says : „ If she's your girl
then it's time to look deep
into her eyes to make her smile
an everlasting kiss is what she needs!“

Yeah She's my girl from the fair, in my spheres
She's my girl with straight long hair
And she's waiting to marry me yeah yeah!
She's my good damn girl! She's my good damn girl!
Track Name: Slowly To Sink
Born in a dead ends town
couldn't find the love on my ground
felt lonely to sink

Was bored and all alone
with the one who I was in the city where I grew when there
was no place for me to go

So hey consider this
it's just the morning diss you feel when you wanna disappear
from all this shit

And believe me
you can treat me like whatever
but this time I'm gonna leave 'cos I know I'll just make it


When this world is not as heavy as she seems to be
When this world is just ruled by gravity that makes you feel
Slowly to sink...

This one is for Martina, she will be 4 weeks gone to the United States on a plane
Back then we were having fun and drinking wine, and girl you know, you made me feel all sane
Don't give me certainty, come on give better a little bit uncertainty in the one, in my songs, who I am
And just believe me, you can treat me like whatever, but this time I will not leave 'cos I know we'll just make it

When this world not be as heavy as she seems to be
When this world is just ruled by gravity that makes you feel
Slowly to sink...
Track Name: Alessia Di Castellabate
When I stranded there at Geco Beach
You were standing there, smiling at my feet
'Cos they were burnt all to red
But you took care of me like a girl from the south west

In Castellabate, down in Santa Maria
Yeah where we met first time, you stole my heart
With your smile, you lightened my stars
I never felt this home before when it's night and dark

my dear Alessia

South from the Amalfi Coast
we were drivin' down, down these endless roads
And we listened to Sean Paul
Hold on to the dream, we were screaming out loud

Down to Agropoli where you went right to school
I bought this six string, to let my love grow
Went to the beach and wrote this melody
You might never hear it babe, but I know that you will be free

by the storms at sea

In Castellabate, down in Santa Maria
Yeah where we met first time, you stole my heart
With your smile, you lightened my stars
I never felt this home before when it's night and dark

My dear Alessia, you should know
I will miss you real hard
But one day I will come back
to hold you in my arms
when the days turn red
when the days turn red
my dear Alessia
Track Name: Behind The Sun
The day is done and you've been working hard
You're sittin' at the fire place to start
To ignite your smokin' peace pipe
When you watch out at the ocean when it's night

Oh far far far you have come
You've rolled your stone away where ya from
Now now now ya made it clear
You can stand on your own with no fear

'cos you've rolled your stone far away
far across the ocean waves
yeah you've rolled your stone far away
behind the sun where I'll meet you one day

Now won't you take a walk with me outside
So we are surrounded by starlight
And you blow me a kiss and I'll bring you the sun
When you show me the star you're coming from

Cos far far far you have come
You've rolled your stone away where ya from
Now now now ya made it clear
You can love with arms wide open with no fear

'cos you've rolled your stone far away
far across the ocean waves
yeah you've rolled your stone far away
behind the sun where I'll meet you one day
Track Name: Meant To Be
Out on my road, ready for to go
miles miles away from here
I've got to leave my inner fears
Out for to set my aims
ready to accept the one who I'm

So I'm walking down my way
trying for to save
all these good old dreams of mine
Always gonna keep them in mind
So you can't hold me back
my spirit is set
carved in the sands of time
now I'm gonna make you mine

When the west wind blows
me out to places unknown
so I wanna see the world
to know my life is it worth

to live my life as it's meant to be
with thoughts all free

Once I had a friend
down from Marocco
he might never know
he changed my point of view
But I won't pretend
we split up again
but one day we might meet again
in a castle that is made of sand

So I'm walking down my way
trying for to say
hello to the friends of mine
I'm always gonna keep you in mind
When my home is behind
and the world is ahead
and there are too many paths
too many paths to tread

When the west wind blows
me out to people unknown
So I wanna feel the earth
to know my life is it worth

to live my life as it's meant to be
with thoughts all free

Wanna live my life as it's meant to be, with thoughts all free
Track Name: NY Evenin' Star
There she's sittin' on a chair and she smiles so I know that she might care
for the dreams I've got to share
Oh her legs, long they are, and her eyes shine beautiful like stars
blue diamonds from the far

So come on with me and take me as I am, I show you the world in her beauty at my hand
When we sailing west to reach the holy land of New York's coast side, of New York's east side

Cos you gonna be my girl, you gonna be my girl, you are my New Yorkian Evenin' Star
Cos you gonna be my girl, you gonna be my girl, you are my New Yorkian Evenin' Star
Won't you come with me to heal my scars?

There she's walking down the line
and her skin is shining softly brown
like brown sugar washed in ice

And she's dancing like a devils sin
While she sings in rythm proud and tall
I'm free like a bird of the night

So come on with me and take me as I am, I show you the world in her beauty at first hand
When we sailing west to reach the holy land of New York's coast side, of New York's east side

Cos you gonna be my girl, you gonna be my girl, you are my New Yorkian Evenin' Star
Cos you gonna be my girl, you gonna be my girl, you are my New Yorkian Evenin' Star
Won't you come with me to heal my scars from the dark

All I need is what you've got right in your heart
But my eyes to blind to seek your trust when I'm in your spot
All I need, all I need is what you've got right in your heart
But my eyes to blind to seek your trust when I'm in your spot

Cos you gonna be my girl, you gonna be my girl,
so you are my New Yorkian Evening Star!
Track Name: Brave New World
I woke up in a world of misery
'Cos I didn't know how it should used to be
When airplanes shoot up with their wings of liberty
But down on earth nobody seems to be free

'Cos our once so clear symbols fade like the black oil into the ocean waves
Like the dove in the sand and Mr. Tambourine Man
God we walk along a foggy shore and the red pale sun seems to draw
a warning sign on my road again

Will I say it was in my hands?

When Volcano Fires sweep through the earth
and the people might see it's such a shaking world
When the sea bed roars and a monster rises
You will trust me when I say
we are bound to fall

In such a brave new world
we are livin' in

Have we forgotten the things that we used to do
when we were young, watchin' the moon beneath the sun
So stop starin' on your Iphone there's so much time that you lose
for the world outside, she's in need for you to fight

'Cos we – the youth of modern times – need a newspeak to turn the things alright
May we overcome war, drift and foolish pride
'Cos we've built our world on driftin' sands, and if we don't change, she slides through our hands
have we forgotten who we are in world that's made of scars

In the skin of mother nature, deep they are

When Volcano Fires sweep through the earth
and the people might see it's such a shaking world
When the sea bed roars and a monster rises
You will trust me when I say
we are bound to fall /2x

When Volcano Fires sweep through the earth /3x

You will trust me when I say
we are bound to fall
In such a brave new world /2x
we are livin' in
Track Name: When The World Falls
When the world was born in ancient times
and we were not there, even there back then
And no guns, and no smoke to break the night
And no machinery to rule the skies

Then you might know all we do might be wrong
And you might know our existence ain't that long
But will we change or offer us for even more
Will there be justice or blood at my door
When the world falls...

When the sun is breakin' with daylight
and reveals a shattered world in hazy side
Iron walls and cold neon light
endless corridors of broken human life

Then you might know all we do might be wrong
And you might know our existence ain't that long
But will we change or offer us for even more
Will there be justice or blood at my door
When the world falls...

When the world falls...
When the world falls... You know I'm right, you know I'm right
When the world falls... oh will we breakdown, will we breakdown
oh no oh no oh no come on now!
Track Name: Waterworld
The world is in need for a change
as I'm drifting through these lonely lands to sing my last lament
'Cos you know that something's going wrong
as we watch out to the ocean gates but see just black foam
so you might know...
we will fade but where I cannot say
away into the ocean waves
but one day we will feel all blamed
but then it's just too late, we'll watch our stars all fade

Into a future, that's not shiny bright and strong
we might living in a castle under massive water tons
Into the ocean, yeah where we're dragging down
Into the deeps of a waterworld with no sound
We will fade...

So will the quants set the seal on our fate?
When we find out we want more and more but that's not nature's state
So you feel like there is nothing you can change
You’ve gotta serve this daily automat but don't know who is there to blame
Maybe all these stars
who love their selves a lot
in their narcissistic blinded lives
on TV, Web, their lies

But don't feel ashamed
for their stupid games
'Cos a hard rain's gonna fall
down their golden halls

Into a future, that's not shiny bright and strong
we will be living in a castle under massive water tons
Into the ocean, yeah where we're dragging down
Into the deeps of a waterworld with no sound
We might fade...

Into the future, we're dragging down
to our limits with nothing underground
accelerating like the universe
into the dark, upon our race 'til our birth
in a waterworld....

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