Forged in a crucible of San Francisco fog, steep hills, and even steeper rent, Goof is a grunge tinged punk trio. Led by songwriter and guitarist Ahmed Amer Elsayed, Goof’s music draws from a range of influences and combines distorted buzzsaw guitar with melodic bass lines. Like the Egpytian music Ahmed grew up with, Goof’s lyrics are about real, serious issues sung with uplifting and driving melodies.
Goof’s debut album “Kill ‘Em All” sees them coming out of the underground swinging. It chronicles a period of time during Ahmed’s journey from Egypt to San Francisco and his pursuit to create art and achieve happiness. Close friend Taylor Martin was brought in to handle drum duties bringing with her a metal influence and a level of drumming rarely heard in punk music. “Kill ‘Em All” was engineered, mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley (Jeff Rosenstock, Deafheaven, Loma Prieta, Gouge Away) at The Atomic Garden in Oakland, CA.
Since forming in early 2019, Goof has quickly rolled onto the Bay Area music scene on nothing but charm and their own ambition. They found themselves opening for punk legends Agent Orange and The Avengers and playing iconic Bay Area venues like Slim’s (RIP) and 924 Gilman before even having a practice space to call their home. That momentum was halted by a little pandemic problem but with the world opening back up, Goof is poised to explode back onto the scene armed with a new album and over a years worth of practice and pent-up energy.
“..plenty of pent-up energy”.New Noise Magazine
“Goof don’t put up with any crap.”Rebel Noise
“Along with the full-fledged intensity of the music, Kill ‘Em All features plenty of bold social commentary, touching on the more sarcastic side of society.“V13
“The music captures the blind, senseless chaos and violence of war, with its angular guitar and pounding drums.“The Punk Site