Into the Woods

After a long break from music working on film projects from Alaska to Bhutan,  Goetz is back from his travels with a newly inspired sound.   Into the Woods is a vision of love, loss, to offer an optimistic lens at a complicated time.  Packaged with a little old school California soul, flavors from around the world, Into the Woods, is grounded a movement to keep it simple and look to the outdoors for answers.


Indian Summer

On his recent tour through Brazil; the music, locals, and the overwhelming beauty of the Brazilian culture took Goetz by surprise. While in Rio De Janeiro, Goetz recorded two tracks with Arthur Maia and Sergio Chiavazzoli, both fifteen-year veterans of Gilberto Gil’s band, who is Brazil’s current minister of culture. This experience inspired Goetz beyond expectation and soon, what was intended to be a few songs organically grew to be Goetz’s introductory full-length album titled Indian Summer.

After having the honor of working with some of Brazil’s top musicians, Goetz returned home to California to record the remainder of the album. Goetz and Producer Sidh Solanki teamed up with an all-star cast of players: Jason Yates (Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Citizen Cope), Dave Ralicke (Jack Johnson, Beck, Fiest), Grecco Burratto (Sergio Mendes, Shakira) to name a few. The album is peppered with trilingual lyrics and catchy hooks. Goetz’s stripped down and soulful California sound paired with his unforgettable sessions in Brazil have yielded a cross-cultural fusion of California soul, reggae and world beats. Come along for the ride.


Outside Observer

by Peter Goetz

While filming on location in Haleiwa, Hawaii directing his award-winning film Sofia, Goetz recorded early demos for his future EP “Outside Observer”, What began as a seedling of an idea while watching the chaos of the competitive International surf culture during the World Championships, became the composition yielding the title track, “Outside Observer” which was later featured in the film and became the first of a 5 song EP.



by Bikini Umbrella

Bikini Umbrella is a new project focused on building a unique, danceable, summer sound balanced with a dark, driving pulse. Inspired by the visuals of the leather-skinned, sand-dwelling, beach vendors totting their bikini umbrellas across the sands of Rio de Janeiro, Bikini Umbrella is a mix of beach beat and tropical house, full of contemplative, narrative notes to create a colorful musical adventure.  Original tracks are in the works. 

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