With a name inspired by Elliott Smith, any band is off to a good start. Then you add the fact that they toured with him...well, how can you go wrong?
Goldenboy's first full length release, Underneath the Radio, hit music store shelves last week. It shows signs of Elliott's influence as well as containing a hint of Belle & Sebastian in my ears as well as being reminiscent of Luna (don't ask me where I pulled that out of...it's been a while since I've listened to much Luna, but for some reason they popped into my mind upon listening to this album). The album is a lush, smooth collection of 12 songs that flow nicely together, yet have individual character of their own.
Goldenboy - Goodbye Erica : Underneath the Radio
Goldenboy - Underneath the Radio : Underneath the Radio
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Some other golden tunes:
Bright Eyes - Going for the Gold : Oh Holy Fools - The Music of Son, Ambulance, and Bright Eyes
Kanye West - Gold Digger : Late Registration
The Kinks - Heart of Gold : Come Dancing With The Kinks - The Best Of The Kinks
Shirley Bassey - Goldfinger (James Bond theme) : Rock Is Dead, But It Won't Lie Down