San Diego’s favorite purveyors of ominously sweet folk, Golden Red, are adding a touch of black to their palette. The band is set to drop their debut EP, titled Sad Loud Black Sound, later this week. To celebrate the release, the quintet will be playing a show at the Soda Bar this Friday, June 12, alongside fellow rustic acts River City and Silverleaf.
The five-song EP consists of three familiar tracks—”October”, “Near Dark“, and “Sad Loud Black Sound”—as well as the previously unheard “Down In The Quarry” and “Alabaster”. Each copy of the self-produced EP comes adorned with a handmade cover, individually drawn and numbered by the multitasking band.
Golden Red’s Americana-infused ditties sound rich and carefree, but in case you’re neither, they’ve still got you covered. The EP is priced to own at a measly three dollars, and the show is free, so you really have no excuse not to come down and immerse yourself in all the folky goodness.
Golden Red will be treating the patrons of Bar Pink to their dark, rugged, yet mysteriously sweet folk stylings tomorrow night. Since bursting onto the music scene a few months ago, the band has been steadily building a reputation as one of San Diego’s most intriguing live acts. Head down to the North Park watering hole and see for yourself what all the fuss is about.
When not charming audiences with their rugged, lyrical Americana, band members Gregory Michael Theilmann and Lilly Frances can be found lending pictures and words to their new San Diego blog Melodygeek, which we at Owl and Bear like to think we inspired.
Golden Red have also just recorded a new song, entitled “Near Dark”. While we’re not sure if the song gets its title from the 1987 vampire Western of the same name, it definitely seems to occupy the same ominously lonesome landscapes as that film. Stream the song here, and be sure to catch them live with Friday Mile tomorrow.
Stream: “Near Dark” by Golden Red