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 50’s crooners and 80’s pop music. With an ever-growing reputation as one of Minneapolis' most compelling live acts, Graveyard Club has released two albums and an EP of their haunting brand of synthpop. They perform regularly at top Twin Cities venues (7th Street Entry, Turf Club, Fitzgerald Theater), and have toured nationally - supporting artists such as Elliot Moss, The Drums, Methyl Ethel, Cayucas, San Fermin, Beverly and others. Graveyard Club's songs have been featured on television for MTV, E!, and more. They continue to receive critical acclaim from local, national, and international press. The band’s third LP, Goodnight Paradise, was released in 2019.
The Minneapolis quartet Graveyard Club makes moody synth rock befitting its name. “William,” a standout from the group’s album “Goodnight Paradise,” out Friday, is a brooding, yearning electro-goth song about reflecting on death to learn something about life. If it hasn’t been plucked to soundtrack “emotional realization” moments on screens of all sizes, music supervisors are sleeping on it. -CARYN GANZ, The New York Times
Whether you grew up with New Order, The Cure, The Smiths, or Echo & the Bunnymen or dig artists like Real Estate, DIIV, Wild Nothing, The Drums, or Arcade Fire this band and album are for you. Graveyard Club draws from, and connects, these great artists while having a unique and expressive voice all their own. Goodnight Paradise is a beautiful record. It's honest, melodic, catchy, layered and simple yet complex - it's a perfect pop album. -Jake Rudh, Transmission, Minnesota Public Radio - The Current
Minneapolis' Graveyard Club sound like The Cure without the bouffant hair and smeared lippy or Echo & The Bunnymen wearing t-shirts and shorts on the beach. On tracks like "The Night is Mine" they breathe new life into the usually dark and gloomy genre of goth rock. -NME