Goldfinger - "Tijuana Sunrise"
Written By: Jasmine Licon
Our L.A-based ska punks Goldfinger are back and have given us a sensational addictive tune and somewhat a reggae-style rhythm to have on repeat for the next couple of weeks. Although we are engaging catchy beats, upbeat energy, and dig into Goldfingers ska core, frontman John Feldmann addresses "Tijuana Sunrise is a song about my youth… growing up in San Diego. I survived those days in Mexico by seconds and inches… one of my roommates was kidnapped by a man named El Diablo, and I wrote this song about my experiences back then.” "Tijuana Sunrise" was a hard one for Feldmann to write for it being a dark time he had encountered in his youth. As a musician however, writing and singing is a way to let go instead of suppressing emotions and overcome dark moments that you've ever had to approach. When surviving and overcoming the dark, the sunrise is sure to come. With great trumpets and guitar me melodies, this single deserves a 9 out of 10.
"The Knife" is out now and features MXPX’s Mike Herrera on bass, Story Of The Year’s Phil Sneed on guitar, and Blink-182’s Travis Barker on drums.
Catch Goldfinger on these dates:
8/4 - Warped Tour - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/5 - Warped Tour - San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium at Jack Murphy
8/6- Warped Tour - Pomona, CA @ Fairplex
9/9 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
9/10 - St. Louis, MO @ Wayback Pointfest
9/11 - Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall