Golden Bloom will bring their sharp melodies, vivid guitar work, and intelligent, energetic songwriting to this year’s SXSW Music Festival. The indie pop quartet will play the Green Room Music Source Showcase on Fri. Mar. 15 at TenOak.
Stay tuned for more details on this SXSW showcase!
In various configurations, Golden Bloom has performed at CMJ, NXNE and SXSW, and shared the stage with David Bazan, Guster, and Robyn Hitchcock. Over the lifetime of the band, tastemakers like SPIN, Magnet, Under the Radar, and Daytrotter have praised Golden Bloom’s musical and songwriting prowess. Golden Bloom will be touring to support No Day Like Today for most of 2013.
Praise for Golden Bloom:
“…Fogel produces 6 stellar songs on his March to the Drums EP. …Golden Bloom’s ideologies follow a path to which more artists should aspire. …March to the Drums’s infectious and mostly cheerful music have a darker lyrical overtone to them.” –Stereo Subversion
“Under the moniker Golden Bloom, Fogel constructs intelligent contemporary indie power pop that rivals like-minded peers such as Wilco,Matt Pond PA, and Ben Kweller.” –Ardent Studios
“[No Day Like Today is] five tracks of unrelenting awesomeness that I always suspected was lurking under the surface, but I didn’t expect it to all come out at once! This is as close to a perfect indie-pop record as is humanly possible.” -Music. Defined.
“Fogel’s music has always had a more contemporary pop sound than your standard indie artist, and I think it’s fared him well. No more is this apparent than on his new EP, No Day Like Today, which is a notable leap forward for the artist.” -Andy Fenstermaker – FensePost
” … the hooky, punchy, fantastic “Shadow of a Man” (one of Fogel’s best songs yet) while the moodier, darker “White Whale” adds a darker element to Fogel’s usual bright pop tunes.”
“The plaintive piano melody sets the tone for Golden Bloom’s latest single Deliver It For Me, a peaceful lament of a life remembered.”
“The five songs on [No Day Like Today] carry on the fine tradition that Fogel started as a solo act, so you are getting high quality musicianship, well-crafted melodies, and sharp lyrics that “explore thorny emotions with keen insight and understanding”.”
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On the “No Day Like Today” EP: “Golden Bloom keeps the clutter at bay, vividly waking us from those pre-Holiday blues with a shining nugget of pop like nothing you’ll hear on the radio.”
“…the three full tunes are so bursting with poptastic zest, that on one play the sale is made…he strikes gold on “You Go On (& On)”…It’s incredibly well recorded, with strident, Todd Rundgren piano bolstered by acoustic strumming, gathering synth, bright arrangement, and total vocal hooks (Fogel’s forte), that you fall into it like a well…”We Have Grown” is no slouch, either, with a similar buoyancy/urgency, given Fogel’s clear, pleasant, sincerity backed by more piano and chorus strings. Fabulous; if he’s got a sophomore LP as good, watch out.”–The Big Takeover
9 out of 10 stars “A pop record all the way with hooks that are both occasionally obvious yet totally effective.” –Tim Hinely, Blurt
“[Golden Bloom] delivered one of my favorite albums of the year. Endlessly enchanting, Fogel’s ear for power-pop melodies and eyebrow-raising lyrics stuffs this album with one good song after another.” –Jim Testa, Jersey Beat