Friday, November 02, 2007

Golden Animals

Golden Animals came together in a fittingly bold and magical way when Linda Beecroft (SWE) was stopped by Tommy Eisner (US) in the middle of the night while passing on a Brooklyn sidewalk. Though their music has elements of what is today being called freak folk, there is nothing precious or quiet about it. In fact, it is developing into a more explosive and dynamic sound than your average 4-piece rock band.

The idea of a guitar and drum duo is a relatively new one in the evolution of rock & roll, so the possibilities of what can be achieved by this minimalist approach, is in its waking. Bands like The White Stripes and The Black Keys have declared to the world that the rock duo is vital if not the new chapter in the rock & roll story. Indeed, Golden Animals are emerging at the forefront of young bands exploring the possibilities of the minimalist rock & roll duo. And people are taking note, they have already shared the stage with the likes of Entrance, Beach House, Akron/Family and Devendra Banhart to name a few.

They are entering the studio in San Francisco with producer-extraordinaire Chris Coady (Blonde Redhead, Yeah Yeah Yeah's, T.V On The Radio) in late October. Their first full-length album, being released by HappyParts Recordings, will be among the first out in '08 (which speaks highly of the year to come). Their album's release will be followed by a year of heavy touring in the US and Europe soon thereafter. There is a limited edition EP that can be ordered here.

It's no easy task to find a sentence to sum up their music, so we'll leave it to a young lady who came up to the duo after a recent show and remarked, "It makes me feel like I'm on a carousal twirling in a color filled sea of lights."...Well yeah, something like that. Highly Recommended!

Golden Animals - Do The Roar
Golden Animals @ MySpace

Golden Animals - Big Red Rose

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Blogger Ziggy said...

Ana Da Silva - The Lighthouse !!!
Monotekktoni - Love Your Neighbour? No, Thanks. (2007) !!!
Le Tigre - Feminist Sweepstakes !!!
Ursula Rucker - Ma'at Ma !!!
The Paper Chase - God Bless Your Black Heart !!!
The Distillers - Coral Fang !!!
Vashti Bunyan - Lookaftering !!!
+ Apparat Organ Quartet, Cat Power, M.I.A., The Dresden Dolls,
The's, Silicone Pumpgun, Mush, etc.

Sum 41 - Underclass Hero (2007)
The Click Five - Modern Minds And Pastimes (2007)
Fall Out Boy - High On Infinity (2007)

Snoop Dogg - Tha Blue Carpet Treatment

7:01 PM  
Anonymous Axi said...

Thanks man!

9:00 AM  
Anonymous Bastardgeist said...


Portland, Oregon musician...kalimba experiments and sample based songwritings.

10:41 AM  

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