I Guess I’m Floating – Nice One!

Monday, November 26, 2007

[mpFree] Golden Animals’ EP

I’m not sure what the general sentiment of Devendra Banhart’s latest LP Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Mountain is, but I’m guessing I wouldn’t be too far off by saying that many of us were more than a little let down. The songs that were released as promo tracks were by far the best songs on the album, which, to put it bluntly, packed a lot more fill than thrill. Whenever this happens, I catch myself subconsciously keeping an eye out for similarly-minded bands and artists, perhaps to fill the void that would otherwise be lacking.

Enter Golden Animals, Brooklyn’s answer to the sweet, care-free vibes of California’s 70’s free-love rock scene (one that Devendra often tries to channel). The songs on their debut self-titled EP come across as forgotten demos from The Byrds–charming rough cuts that would probably lose their value if they were any more produced. They’ve shared the stage with the likes of Beach House, Akron/Family, and yes, even Devendra himself, and they’ve been called “the future of folk” by V Magazine. Do they really match the kind of hype they’ve been getting? Let your ears do the decidin’ »

[MP3] Golden AnimalsBig Red Rose

Check out the video for “Big Red Rose” over at YouTube »

You can download Golden Animal’s self-titled EP in its entirety courtesy of their record label Happy Parts Recordings (and if you like what you hear, you can buy it too for just $4). Downoad now »

<– Golden Animals –>
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