THE GOLDEN GRASS US Tour Kicks Off Tonight
Beginning tonight, THE GOLDEN GRASS will embark upon a mini-tour of the United States, supporting their self-titled debut album for Svart Records (which can be streamed in its entirety HERE). Released last month, The Golden Grass has won over critics worldwide with a sound that authentically hearkens back to the golden age when heavy rock music was upbeat, skillfully played, energetic, edgy, and bursting with goodtime sunshine vibes. Now, THE GOLDEN GRASS will be taking those psychedelic textures and jaw-dropping proto-metal moves to audiences across the USA. Confirmed dates and venues are as follows:
June 4 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox w/ Outside Inside + Come Holy Spirit
June 5 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class w/ Electric Lucifer + Weathered Lover
June 6 – Columbus, OH @ The Tree Bar w/ Main Street Gospel
June 7 – Cincinnati, OH @ House Show (e-mail email@example.com for RSVP/Facebook invite)
June 8 – Louisville, KY @ Modern Cult Records w/ Temple Of The Golden Dawn
June 9 – Akron, OH @ Annabell’s w/ Mike Cummings (Backwoods Payback)
June 10 – Detroit, MI @ Painted Lady Lounge
June 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Northside Fest/Spike Hill w/ Ruby The Hatchet, Nightbitch + more
June 15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Northside Fest/Baby’s All Right w/ Ancient Sky + more ***matinee show
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.
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.