“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.”
-Now This ROCKS!
Golden Bloom is making the trip to Austin more than worth it, for both the band and all the music fans flooding the city. Not only will they be playing the official Green Room Music Source SXSW Showcase on Fri. Mar. 15 at TenOak, they’ll also play two unofficial showcases.
On Sat. Mar. 9 Golden Bloom will play the Outlaw Roadshow, Presented by Ryan Spaulding of Ryan’s Smashing Life and Adam Duritz of Counting Crows at Rusty’s. The band will also play Hyde Park Bar & Grill’s Unofficial Showcase on Thu. Mar. 14. The two unofficial shows will be free and open to the public. Golden Bloom has also announced a post-SXSW tour which will begin in New York City on Mar. 27.
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 is currently touring in support of their new EP, No Day Like Today.
Saturday, March 9
Presented by Ryan’s Smashing Life and Adam Duritz
405 East 7th Street, Austin, TX
Official Web: http://theoutlawroadshow.com
Official Twitter: @countingcrows and @theRSL
Twitter Hashtag: #theoutlawroadshow
Free and Open to the Public, though priority will be given to those who RSVP here: http://do512.com/c/sx2013/event/2013/03/09/the-outlaw-roadshow-day-one-free-w-rsvp-on-do512
Thursday, March 14
Hyde Park Bar & Grill
Hyde Park Bar & Grill South Showcase
4521 Westgate Blvd, Austin, Texas
Golden Bloom: 5:25 to 6:00 PM
Open to the Public
Friday, March 15
Presented by: Green Room Music Source
409 Colorado Street, Austin, TX 78701
Credentials: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband
Doors at 7:00PM
Golden Bloom – 7:30 to 8PM
Lisa Germano – 8:15 to 8:45PM
Krief – 9 to 9:40PM
Freedy Johnston – 10 to 10:40PM
Kevin Bowe + The Okemah Prophets – 11 to 11:40PM
The Melismatics – 12 to 12:40AM
Gary Louris – 1 to 1:50AM
3/27 – Pianos – New York, NY
3/28 – Wilbert’s – Cleveland, OH
3/29 – Tonic Room – Chicago, IL
3/30 – Blackhawk Room – Moline, IL
4/1 – Off Broadway – St Louis, MO
4/2 – Bear’s Place – Bloomington, IN
4/3 – Melody Inn – Indianapolis, IN
4/4 – Garfield Artworks – Pittsburgh, PA
Praise for Golden Bloom
“[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”.”
-Now This ROCKS!
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