Adam Goldberg’s Heart Grows Fonder For: Z.Vex Pedals

The Goldberg Sisters is the new musical project from Adam Goldberg, the always entertaining actor/filmmaker whose impressive resume includes the likes of Saving Private RyanDazed And Confused, Friends, Entourage, Zodiac2 Days In Paris and the Flaming Lips’ Christmas On Mars. The band’s 10-track, self-titled album (on Apology Music/Play It Again Sam) follows Goldberg’s 2009 musical debut, Eros And Omissions, released under the moniker LANDy. As with that project, The Goldberg Sisters finds Goldberg collaborating with Aaron Espinoza (Earlimart, Admiral Radley), though this time out, the duo was assisted by a handful of other musicians, including Goldberg’s girlfriend Roxanne Daner on violin. The result is a satisfying collection of effects-heavy, urbane psychedelia held together by Goldberg’s high-pitched, Lennon-esque croon. Goldberg will be guest editing all week. Read our new Q&A with him.

Goldberg: They are too much goddamn money, but they are fucking brilliant pedals. The guy is a madman, but it’s focused chaos. I use the Fuzz Probe, Fuzz Factory and Seek-Trem. I was in Oklahoma recording three songs with Steven Drozd in ’05, and he played me something from the Flaming Lips’ At War With The Mystics before the album was finished, which in and of itself was a behind-the-looking-glass diurnal emission (it was a day drive). I asked him what that crazy fuzz was, and he told me the secret. And now I’m broke.