Gosling singer-songwriter Davey Ingersoll doesn't necessarily believe in signs from above.
And that's a good thing. Because if that weren't the case, he long ago would have turned off his microphone, laid down his guitar and settled into a miserable 9-to-5 life. Still, you can't help but feel as though Gosling, this Beatles-influenced, herky-jerky power pop quartet, has been drenched in bad luck for nearly a decade.
The short story: The band, which was originally based out of Washington state and named Loudermilk, was on DreamWorks Records when the label suddenly shut down. From there, the group became Gosling, shifted its music to more of an indie rock vibe and relocated to Los Angeles, where it signed with V2 Records. After releasing the critically acclaimed Here Is ... full-length in 2006, Gosling appeared to be making inroads until earlier this year, when the label basically disintegrated.
"The reason we keep going is, there's been times where the party is over and I don't know, I guess we're the type of people who [feel] this is all we know," Ingersoll says.
Ingersoll admits he'd be interested in another label deal, with the band already thinking about its next album, tentatively titled Charismatic Movement.
"The thing that usually gets written about us is, we're kind of eclectic," Ingersoll says. "But as a writer, really what I want to write is pop music.
"I like taking that form and experimenting with it and stretching it and twisting it. But it's not Radiohead's Kid A. It's still like a pop rock."
Gosling with Gliss and Von Skinny
The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave.
Monday, March 19, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $8, all ages; visit ticketweb.com .