THE GOLDEN GRASS stream the entirety of their self-titled debut album, set for international release on May 9th via Svart Records, at classic rock authority The Obelisk.
This Brooklyn-based power-trio is the real deal, and their The Golden Grass LP hearkens back to the golden age when heavy rock music was upbeat, skillfully played, energetic, edgy, and bursting with goodtime sunshine vibes. They come hard with a strong backbone of deep-pocket funky flare and an earnest/uplifting southern/country/mountain rock vibe, layered with waves of psychedelic textures that explode into jaw-dropping proto-metal moves.
And throughout their progressive arrangements and timeless grooves are lush and powerfully delivered vocals, stacked with gorgeous harmonies and maddeningly catchy verses and choruses singing the tales of real-life loves, losses, and the drive to keep on keepin’ on! Witness for yourself exclusively HERE, courtesy of The Obelisk, you can also read Ross’ review for The Golden Grass HERE as well as an interview he recently conducted with drummer/vocalist Adam Kriney HERE.
Tracklisting for THE GOLDEN GRASS’ The Golden Grass
1. Please Man
2. Stuck On A Mountain
3. One More Time
5. Sugar N’ Spice
To celebrate the imminent release of their highly anticipated debut album, THE GOLDEN GRASS will be embarking on a number of regional tour dates, culminating in the release show for The Golden Grass. With yet more tour dates to be announced shortly, the latest list of confirmed dates/venues are as follows:
May 22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio **LP Release Show** w/ Ecstatic Vision + Verma
May 23 – Carlisle, PA @ TBA w/ Ecstatic Vision
May 24 – York, PA @ The Depot w/ Ecstatic Vision
THE GOLDEN GRASS formed in early 2013, and before they had even played their first show, they were signed to Svart Records. Their debut 7” was issued in October of that, as a split release with US label Electric Assault Records. Since playing their first show in September of 2013, they’ve shared the stage with an impressive and eclectic range of rock and metal groups, including Windhand, Natur, Ramming Speed, Serpent Throne, Wolf People, and an appearance at the Cincy Psych Fest.
What truly sets THE GOLDEN GRASS apart from the pack of modern ’70s-inspired music is their relentlessly upbeat, soulful energy and feel-good vibe, which is a welcome departure from the faceless sea of proto-metal/doom bands currently drowning the underground scene. This catchy five-track album will make you dance, smile, and catch yourself singing along! This album is a sure treat for fans of classic underground hard rock such as Truth and Janey, Dust, and Josefus as well as fans of classic UK psychedelia such as The Move, The Pretty Things, and Mighty Baby. THE GOLDEN GRASS will also greatly appeal to folks into the contemporary sounds of Danava, Horisont, Graveyard, and Dead Man.
The album was recorded by Andrea Zavareei at Urban Spaceman Studio in Brookly, New York where many seminal early La Otracina albums were also tracked. The album was mixed by Jeff Berner at Galuminum Foil Studio in Brooklyn. Jeff has also recorded albums by Naam, Heliotropes, and Weird Owl, among others, at this studio, and he is also a member of Psychic TV. The album was mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. The artwork was constructed by Niko Potocnjak of Seven That Spells. The collective experiences and talents of all involved were of utmost importance to the creation of this album.
THE GOLDEN GRASS is:
*Adam Kriney – Drums/Vocals (also of La Otracina and past tour member of Nebula/Cult Of Youth/Castanets/Cloudland Canyon)
*Michael Rafalowich – Electric Guitar/Vocals (also of Strange Haze/Whooping Crane and past tour member of Tav Falco’s Panther Burns)
*Joe Noval – Electric Bass