Montreal's finest are back again with a brand new digital 7" out now via Golden Brown! Click the album cover above to check out Heaven b/w Bugaboo in its entirety or scope the brand new video for Heaven embedded below!
Future States are back with an amazing new fully interactive video by Aaron Krajeski for their track "You Got It All Wrong"
INTERACTIVE VERSION HERE: http://ygiaw.futurestatesband.com
STATIC YOUTUBE URL: https://youtu.be/hqRYAgVtoCs
Follow the interactive link to create your own original mix of YGIAW! Edit the color, the shading and drop instruments in and out as the track plays.
Days before the official release of 'It Ain't Much Better In Here Kid,' today we're stoked to share with you 'Character Flaws' by Obvious Creature. A head-bobbing cadence gives way to soaring vocal melodies and drifting lead lines on this vibe-setter of a track.
Hear the full thing below via SoundCloud:
Obvious Creature's full-length album 'It Ain't Much Better In Here Kid' is out Oct. 6 digitally and on limited edition lavender cassette. CLICK HERE to grab your cassette & DL.
"Awash in shimmering synths, hazy guitars, and otherworldly vocals, it's an irresistible psychedelic dreamscape." - ThrdCoast
"He’s so on-point with the mix of homemade-digital beats and tripped-out sounds.." "...popped out at me with effervescent charm." - YVYNYL
The man behind Berdmajik, Donnie Felton, is best known for his work with psych-surf-indie cult favorites Grubby Little Hands. Berdmajik’s debut album, SPELLS, sounds like a distant relative to his previous outfit - a psychedelic second cousin, twice removed. Felton’s airy pop instincts merge with melancholy vocals in a sweet/savory axis. Utilizing the same soul-steeped pop songwriting that has always been simmering just beneath the surface of Felton’s earlier efforts, as Berdmajik those undertones come frothing over.
Berdmajik's debut album, SPELLS is out now on Golden Brown. Cassette/Digital orders here:
Daniel Trudeau and his band PREGNANT are back with their strongest album to date. Stitching together both vintage and original funk and soul samples into versatile pop song structures, the band weaves a completely unique tapestry of multi-layered textures and head-bobbing, dance-ready rhythms.
Sprinkled with Trudeau's endearing and direct vocal delivery, PREGNANT has a fresh sound that conjures a mashup of all the albums you love, without sounding like any one of them.
'Duct Tape,' the newest album from PREGNANT will be co-released on June 30 by Golden Brown, Copper Mouth Records and Plastic Response Records.
Pre-orders for the album and accompanying 7" vinyl single are available at:
The debut LP from Charlotte, NC's Shadowgraphs is out now in digital and vinyl formats, all available via the GB SHOP. Check what the critics are saying about this stellar debut:
"Olson and Glade are very talented musicians, songwriters and arrangers, and it really shows here, with the record being evocative of the ’60s without specifically cribbing from any particular artist. Groovy bass lines abound, as do vibraphones, eight-mile-high harmonies, and nods to tropicalia and krautrock....At its core, though, Venomous Blossoms is a killer pop album, never losing sight of the hook." - Brooklyn Vegan
"A slick bass line intertwines with the driving percussion and throwback guitar riff, all anchored by a Doors-like organ and Beach Boys harmonies, making "Country Side" a brilliant piece of modern day rock infused with a 60s ethos." - Indie Shuffle
"It sounds how old vinyl sleeves smell. It warms you and gives you the urge to imagine back then in relation to the present, not necessarily thrusting you into the past." - The 405
Phildelphia's Berdmajik just dropped the first single off of his upcoming album, SPELLS. 'The First Time' is an electro-soul gem, with bassy sythns and a steady groove. Stream the track below via Spotify:
'Countryside' is the debut single off of 'Venomous Blossoms,' Golden Brown's first vinyl release due out April 7.
Take a listen to the psychedelic swells of this North Carolina-based group via The 405 below:
Shot by the band on their most recent tour in support of Casual Listener, this video for the slow-burning 'Sudo Su' is a dreamlike representation of time and memory. Click the image above to view the video in full and the accompanying write-up from Exclaim!
"To me, that evening, and this video it produced, tell the story of how we experience time. We live a moment in such a concrete manner, and then when it's done...we're not sure it ever happened. Is it a memory, or a dream? Somehow that memory floats on the threshold between the two. Where did that happen again? What was he wearing? Did we share that dance? What song was playing? Some of the details are imprinted in our minds forever...and others slip just outside the reaches of our memory..."
- Nick Hyatt (Future States)
Casual Listener is out now via Golden Brown.
Available digitally and on cassette here:
Future States' full-length debut 'Casual Listener' is out now on Golden Brown!
"Future States make some versatile grooves that can take on the precision and intricacy of math, smooth into retro sensibilities, glide into folk vibes, or just turn into an all-out jam session. Turns out that makes for some ever engaging tunes that will deftly keep the ear guessing."
"A little less laid-back than the title suggests, songs like 'Apostolic' and 'Sudo Su' break apart and reform like foam on water as sturdy psych-rock gives way to abstract electronics."
Stream and purchase the album via the link below:
In support of the release, the band is heading out on a tour of Eastern Canada, dates below:
4 November 2016 @ Taco Pica - St John (NB) W/ Chairs
5 November 2016 @ Capital Complex - Fredericton (N.B.) W/ Chairs and David in the Dark
6 November 2016 @ Baba’s Lounge - Charlottetown (P.E.I) W / Chairs and Sorrey
10 November 2016 @ Gus’ Pub - Halifax (N.S.) W/ Chairs, The Everywheres and No Problem
11 November 2016 @ Thunder & Lightning - Sackville (N.B.) W/ Chairs and Jon McKiel
12 November 2016 @ Bar Le Coude - Moncton (N.B.) W/ Chairs and David in the Dark
Golden Brown is thrilled to announce the signing of Shadowgraphs and their upcoming LP Venomous Blossoms. We can't wait to share their versatile take on swirling psychedelia with the world.
Check out their album teaser video below for a sneak preview and head on over to their artist page for a full bio and backstory on the band.
Golden Brown is proud to introduce our newest signing, Montreal's own Future States. Their debut full-length album on our new imprint is out October 28 digitally and on limited edition cassette.
Future States is a psychedelic pop band who make music that rewards repeat headphone listens as much as it inspires fevered dancing. Their music is built on layers of weaving keys, woozy guitars, and sampled sounds, paired with a propulsive rhythm section. On top of these dense textures sit pristine pop melodies and reverb-soaked harmonies.
Based out of Montreal and Ottawa, Future States consists of Chuck Bronson (Guitar, Vocals), Brodie Conley (Guitar, BV), Daniel Gélinas (Drums, BV), Nicolas Hyatt (Keys, BV) and David Lacalamita (Bass, BV). Their unique sound emanates directly from their collaborative ethos. The band draw from varied musical backgrounds and educations—experimental composition, psych/prog, jazz, indie rock, and folk—working diligently together until each song becomes more than the sum of its individual parts. This process is aided by Gélinas, who acts as the band’s in-house recording engineer. The result is a tapestry of musical influences, put together like a puzzle that yields a satisfying whole.
Recorded over a two week period at a church in Northern Ontario, Casual Listener, their first full length LP, sees Future States charting a path between two poles of their musical interest — pop songcraft and improvisation. The arrangements for Apostolic, Lulu, Wish You Well and Violencia highlight the former, with carefully orchestrated melodic and rhythmic ideas, and meticulous attention paid to instrumental layers. In contrast,You Got It All Wrong, Regress to the Mean and the album's multiple interlude tracks showcase how the musical relationships within the band play out in real-time, with loose arrangements made possible by the freedom to improvise together and record late into the night in the church-turned-studio. The quiet album closer Sudo Su pairs Bronson’s abstract lyrics with delicate vocal harmonies, eerie church organ, an ethereal ringing bell, and pizzicato cello performed by Christine Bronson, sampled and carefully re-arranged by Hyatt into Norman McLaren-esque percussive pops. Together, the songs on Casual Listener are testament to the venn-diagram that is Future States’ music—experimentation that feeds into polished pop.
Click below to view their new live performance video of 'Violencia' courtesy of In My Garden
We're thrilled to release Garden Gate's debut album, Dark Harvest today! Written and recorded by Tim Meskers of Philadelphia, PA, Dark Harvest is an eerie, synth-laden psych pop gem. A true concept album, it is based on a series of recurring dreams, journeys, channeled imagery, and a set of custom tarot cards modeled after the phases of the moon.
You'll find it digitally through all your favorite outlets (iTunes, Amazon, Spotify) plus on a limited edition cassette featuring the bonus track "Wounded Healer Motif" not available in any other format in our Golden Brown Bandcamp Store.
We also have limited edition posters available featuring scenes from the album, high resolution scans of original collages printed on heavy stock matte paper. They're in our store as well, get em while they last!
Enjoy our teaser video and a full stream of the album via Spotify below:
Big thanks to Vortex Magazine for naming Golden Brown one of their Portland Record Labels to Watch. We're thrilled to be in such great company and to be recognized by a publication we admire.
We're so thrilled to add Garden Gate to the Golden Brown family! Check out the write-up on this great new project that Impose Magazine calls "space baroque," with Garden Gate creating "beautiful melody out of a late 60's psychedelic dream."
Swirling psych-pop trio Slight premiered their newest single, "My Lantern" today on Silent Shout. Check out the great write-up via the link below and hear their new track, off of Perfectly Toasted, Vol. 1 via the embed!