When I first saw Graveyard Club at First Line a couple of years ago my review contained the line “Where the heck have you been hiding?”. They are right in my sweet spot, new wave, dark, moody and fun to listen to. The crowd at the sold out Entry will get a chance to mutter that phrase (or enjoy them again) supported by Geoffrey Lamar Wilson.
Graveyard Club (Matthew Schufman (vocals, synths), Michael Wojtalewicz (guitar), Cory Jacobs (drums) and Amanda Zimmerman (bass, vocals) began inspired by a unique list of shared interests: the classic short stories of sci-fi author Ray Bradbury, the music of Ryan Gosling’s little-known band Dead Man’s Bones, and a fascination with both ’50s crooners and ’80s pop music.
With an ever-growing reputation as one of Minneapolis’ most engaging live acts, Graveyard Club has released three albums and an EP of their haunting brand of synthpop. They perform regularly at top Twin Cities venues and have toured nationally – supporting artists such as Elliot Moss, The Drums, Methyl Ethel, Cayucas, San Fermin, Beverly, and others. In 2018 and 2019 they performed at the Iceland Airwaves Festival in Reyjkavik.
Graveyard Club’s songs have also been featured in television and film on MTV, HBO, and Netflix, amongst many others, and they continue to receive critical acclaim from local, national, and international press. The band’s third LP, Goodnight Paradise, was released in June 2019. Their latest single, Valens, was released in 2020 and is available digitally on streaming platforms.