is a musician
and visual artist
based out of New York City. In addition to his solo work, he performs regularly with New York City-based bands Double Deuce, the Tri-Lambs, and the Christian Pirate Puppets.
Toby Goodshank made his high-profile musical debut playing acoustic guitar
in The Moldy Peaches
. He has a prolific solo career, recording 14 albums in a five-year span and touring Europe with artists including Jeffrey Lewis
and Kimya Dawson
. He has since become a prominent voice in the underground NYC music scene
Goodshank is also adept at pen-and-ink drawing, and usually designs packaging for his records. He has written a number of comics, and has designed merchandise and cover art for several other artists.
Goodshank's style, while usually centered around his solo guitar and singing abilities, draws from a variety of pop and underground art and musical influences and employs many instrumental textures. Unconventional song structures, humor, innuendo, and wordplay are staples of his music and artwork across the variety of forms they take.
Many of Goodshank's records have been self produced and distributed on home-pressed CD-Rs. In 2003, he founded a small record label called Unicornsounds. Cover and liner art is usually his own.
- Rumcock (2010)
- (Untitled album, with the phrases......