Golden Drugs / In The Midnight Sun Or Stubbornly Persistent Illusion
Album: In The Midnight Sun Or Stubbornly Persistent Illusion   Collection:General
Artist:Golden Drugs   Added:Apr 2015
Label:Porch Party Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2015-05-02 Pull Date: 2015-07-03
Week Ending: Jul 5 Jun 28 Jun 21 May 31 May 24 May 17 May 10
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 29, 2016: Magnetized Toner
Appalachian Blood
4. Jun 20, 2015: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
Appalachian Blood
2. Jul 03, 2015: Breakaway Bluff
Struggling Attacker
5. May 28, 2015: A Visit From Drum
Appalachian Blood
3. Jun 27, 2015: In The Year One Thousand, Eight Thousand: Everyday Is Like Saturday
Appalachian Blood
6. May 19, 2015: In The Year One Thousand, Eight Thousand [SPQ05: 2ND HR - LEVITATION SPECIAL]
Appalachian Blood

Album Review
Telepathic Juan
Reviewed 2015-05-07
Oakland-Based Golden Drugs’ debut album, In The Midnight Sun or Stubbornly Persistent Illusion, is a captivating exercise of unexpected turns, inventive and pleasing instrumental moments, wrapped around a sound described by the band itself as “dream-pop folk-goth psych-prog rock.” Contrast is a constant musical and lyrical element in this chaotic but cohesive recording.

RIYL: Campo-Formio, The Mothers Of Invention, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Pond, and, The Flaming Lips’ Embryonic.

Recommended Tracks: 1, 2, (FCC) 3, and 4

1. (5:51) **Appalachian Blood – Effective journey through a long sound labyrinth hitting different musical and vocal styles along the way. Great track.
2. (5:38) *Struggling Attacker – Slow beginning followed by intense wild parts. It will make The Flaming Lips proud.
3. (6:52) **Ghost Song – FCC (fuck). Long effervescent intro with whispery androgynous vocals then it builds into a killer 1970’s inspired psych-prog rock track.
4. (10:20) *Wayward Snout – Folky track where progressive rock meets new age music. Daring.
5. (1:14) Diary of Mumbler – Found sounds, field recordings, memory music.
6. (4:14) Friends – Slow tune. Interesting lyrics.

Track Listing
1. Appalachian Blood   4. Wayward Snout
2. Struggling Attacker   5. Diary Of Mumbler
3. Ghost Song   6. Friends