Goodwill & Arby's: On Tour with Corey Flood
Philadelphia dark rock band Corey Flood is made up of Ivy Gray-Klein (vocals, bass), Em Boltz (vocals, guitar), Juliette Rando (drums) and Noah Jacobson-Carroll (guitar). On their first tour since releasing their EP “Wish You Hadn’t” in February on Fire Talk Records, they made sure to make it a balanced one. From catching up with friends, to exploring new places, and meeting new bands, they still made time to stop at a different Goodwill every day of tour. Get to know the band as they travel through Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia and more.
“Throughout tour, I was struck by the incredible number of Arby’s that populate this country, so I commemorated it with this highway Arby’s shot.” - Juliette
“Mahall’s is this really amazing bowling alley venue in Cleveland. I’ve always wanted to check it out and it was so cool to play there! It reminds me of Everybody Hits, the batting cages venue in Philly.” - Ivy
Juliette in Nashville.
In D.C. our friends brought us a “chocolate and vanilla” pie when we played at Songbyrd Cafe. We ate it straight out of the box and it powered our drive home to Philly.
Deeper is a great Chicago band also on our label, Fire Talk. We were touring at the same time so we didn’t get to play together in Chicago, but they were able to join us for our homecoming show in Philly. Their new record rules.
Our tour manager, Sonam, always knows the right thing to do so she brought us to Catawba Falls in Asheville.
Em on hike.
Noah with cat.
“This is a pic of our friends Missing Earth playing at the great Church of Abe in Richmond. I like to say that the Church of Abe basement is the most “basement” basement I’ve ever seen. Charmingly lit only by a red light bulb that Kyle from Missing Earth called a ‘pizza lamp.'” - Juliette
“The rental car company didn’t have the minivan we reserved so we got an enormous SUV land boat instead. Kyle christened it the ‘Freedom Yacht.’ He’s really good at naming things.” -Ivy
We stopped at Percy Priest Lake in Nashville before our show. We managed to fit in a lot of nature detours to help decompress from being on the highway for hours.
Sweet Em in front of Percy Priest Lake in Nashville.
Nashville has a lot of very charming houses.
“In Nashville, we stayed with Katie Banyay of Idle Bloom, and I thought her house was so beautiful. This is a pic of her bathroom- for some reason when we’re traveling I always want to photograph people’s bathrooms!” - Juliette
“This was taken at Fanny’s House of Music in Nashville. It’s probably my favorite music store of all time. In addition to great vintage gear, they have an incredible mural outside of legendary female guitarists and bassists, like Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Suzi Quatro. Music stores can often feel really dude-centric, but I always feel welcomed and comfortable at Fanny’s. I was shopping for a guitar strap by Original Fuzz, another great Nashville business.” -Ivy
Before our set at Pussy Palace.
**Somewhere in the U.S.**
We played this spot in Asheville called Fleetwood’s that’s a vintage store, bar, rock n roll wedding chapel, and venue. They also have a coffin you can stand inside.
This is an incredible costume store in Champaign, Illinois called “Dallas & Co. Costumes & Magic.”
Chilling in Columbus’ Goodale Park before our show at Spacebar.
Em, Sonam, Noah and floating orange.
I think Em tried to use the bathroom here.
Noah and Juliette started a fight club.
Noah, Em, and Juliette take a selfie with windmills.
This is Em’s childhood dog, Spanky. We are now all obsessed with Spanky.