Yesterday, I sat down with Dan Murphy, Golden Smog’s affable guitarist, to talk about Barack Obama, Brian Wilson, the band’s early days, Soul Asylum, The Jayhawks, Jeff Tweedy, nonexistent Swedish brides, and the music industry.
Murphy’s Midwestern supergroup will release Stay Golden, Smog on September 23. The record is made up of tracks from the band’s early years, but also features two unreleased tracks: a demo version of “Until You Came Along” and an unearthed cover of Brian Wilson’s “Love and Mercy.”
Owl&Bear contests to win Golden Smog’s latest release, Stay Golden, Smog, and a digital copy of the WilcoFilm (U.S. iTunes users only), I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, will expire at 23:59 PST on 9/19/08!
Entry information after the jump.
Owl&Bear are giving away two copies of Golden Smog’s upcoming release, Stay Golden, Smog: The Best of Golden Smog — The Rykodisc Years.
Golden Smog will release a Best Of compilation on September 23, featuring an early version of “Until You Came Along” and a super-awesome cover of Brian Wilson’s “Love And Mercy.”