2004–2017. Long-running solo project/band. Melancholy songs played with vigor and swiftness; atmosphere, weird synth noises; occasionally funny lyrics. ARMS' third record, called Patterns, arrived June 3, 2016 and is out now on Paper Garden Records.
"...the type of confident, assured record that can only come from a band that knows itself...flitting between Leonard Cohen homages and Rufus Wainwright inspirations, [Patterns] is always more than the sum of its parts. It is, immediately, the best album that ARMS have put together. — Noisey
"Fueled by shimmering synths and Goldstein's interest in thoughtful songwriting." — The Village Voice
"...lo-fi but lovely... the tunes are melodic, the production fuzzy and echo-laden, Goldstein's crooned vocals melodramatic and impassioned." – The Guardian
2006–2009. Once upon a time, I played in a devilishly upbeat indie-pop band called Harlem Shakes. We toured all over the country, garnered some excruciatingly bad reviews, and were lucky enough to play some pretty big rooms with a bunch of fancy bands. It was tons of fun and I will gladly tell you more about in person.