Got Better Plans

by The Governors

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"Brooklyn's The Governors play a gruff, shambling version of indie-folk that calls for crowd participation, yet the sing-alongs it inspires are less "Kumbaya" and more "Rainy Day Women" -- raucous shanties meant for railway hoboes and modern-day pirates, banged out on cigar-box guitars and sung with a whiskey-fueled insouciance that's sure to wake the neighbors." -THE ONION

"In the style of a well-practiced, drunkenly-belted tune by the crew of an 18th century frigate, The Governors‘ “Got Better Plans” EP survives in a genre littered with failure. Each song in the 5-track short program is catchy, carries the unmistakable tinge of sincerity and is ably performed. But the opening track “Check Thyself Before You Wreck Thyself” best represents their vision: Well thought-out campfire songs with a keen eye for old world aesthetics melded into spontaneous outbursts of modern rock magic." -AIR & SEA BATTLE

"These gentlemen weave folk, country, and sublime melody into pure, infectious pop bliss, engaging the audience in the kind of organic sing-a-long one would expect to participate in at a party with friends—which, as a matter of fact, is exactly how this show will feel once the Governors grace the stage. Audience members are encouraged to sing-a-long (it’s part of the experience!). After all, if you can’t unseat the incumbents, you might as well join them." -THE DELI MAGAZINE


released April 1, 2010

Produced, engineered & mixed by Emeen Zarookian and The Governors at Uncle Max's Cave, Brooklyn, NY.

Mastered by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering, Brooklyn, NY.

The Governors:
Gabe Rothschild - acoustic guitar, vocals, harmonica
Max Goransson - guitar, vocals, harmonica
Sal Garro - drums, vocals, tambourine


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The Governors Brooklyn, New York

Joining forces in early 2007, Brooklyn-based comrades The Governors are known for performing communal foot-stomping, hand- clapping, sing-a-longs with help from the people of our great nation. Governors Max Goransson and Sal Garro, also of the Brooklyn band Quiet Loudly, bring their late 60s psychedelia and soulful blues to meet with Governor Gabe Rothschild’s rag-tag country Texas-rooted styling. ... more

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