Hear Eye Go by Golden Animals on Apple Music

10 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

It doesn’t seem possible, but the indie-psych duo Golden Animals swear that aside from a harmonica cameo by Oak Munson on the opening track, the entirety of Hear Eye Go’s instrumentation is Linda Beecroft’s drums and Tommy Eisner’s guitar. It may sound like there’s an organ lurking back in the mix of the Doors-ian “Tender Hearts,” where the question of whatever became of Lizard King Jim Morrison appears to be answered, but the band insists not. It’s a testament to the duo’s superior powers that this long-in-coming second album is such a fully realized success. The duo calls Brooklyn home, but Baltimore native Eisner and the Sweden-born Beecroft spent some time in the California desert, thinking it was the perfect place to record. Yet they discovered reality doesn't always match the fantasy and that being in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood with engineer Matt Boynton (MGMT, Kurt Vile) would be the way to get what they needed. From the nasty garage blues of “All Your Life” through to the murky “You Don’t Hear Me Now,” there’s magic buried in the heavy reverb here, eventually seeping through every pore.

EDITORS’ NOTES

It doesn’t seem possible, but the indie-psych duo Golden Animals swear that aside from a harmonica cameo by Oak Munson on the opening track, the entirety of Hear Eye Go’s instrumentation is Linda Beecroft’s drums and Tommy Eisner’s guitar. It may sound like there’s an organ lurking back in the mix of the Doors-ian “Tender Hearts,” where the question of whatever became of Lizard King Jim Morrison appears to be answered, but the band insists not. It’s a testament to the duo’s superior powers that this long-in-coming second album is such a fully realized success. The duo calls Brooklyn home, but Baltimore native Eisner and the Sweden-born Beecroft spent some time in the California desert, thinking it was the perfect place to record. Yet they discovered reality doesn't always match the fantasy and that being in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood with engineer Matt Boynton (MGMT, Kurt Vile) would be the way to get what they needed. From the nasty garage blues of “All Your Life” through to the murky “You Don’t Hear Me Now,” there’s magic buried in the heavy reverb here, eventually seeping through every pore.

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About Golden Animals

A self-styled retro-indie-folk-psychedelic-blues duo, Golden Animals was originally formed in Brooklyn, NY, by American vocalist/guitarist Tommy Eisner and Swedish-born drummer/backing vocalist Linda Beecroft. But after recording their first EP in 2006 in these dense urban surroundings, the couple embarked on a cross-country pilgrimage that brought them to the barren wastes of the California desert (no doubt inspired by one of their key influences, Jim Morrison), where they began composing new music while house-sitting for cult figure Gordon Kennedy, author of the natural living, pre-hippie manual Children of the Sun. Thus was spawned the Golden Animals' significantly '60s infused 2008 debut album, Free Your Mind and Win a Pony, which was produced by indie rock maven Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio, Blonde Redhead), and released by Happy Parts Recordings. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia

  • ORIGIN
    Brooklyn, NY
  • FORMED
    2005

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