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Golden Animals

Golden Animals tour the US with The Black Angels

Tommy Eisner (guitar/lead vocals) and Linda Beecroft (drums/backing vocals) continue to evolve their bluesy psych rock sound as Golden Animals, who is currently running for our Best of NYC 2013 Poll for Emerging Artists after taking second place in the Psych Rock/Dream Pop Open Submissions.

With three previous recordings already under their belt, their latest full-length “Hear Eye Go” was released this past fall on Reverberation Appreciation Society, the label imprint closely associated with Austin’s Psych Fest. “All Your Life” emphasizes a big vocal chorus countered with snake charmer descending guitar line verses. “Most My Time” successfully straddles the line between Iggy & The Stooges' motor city blues and Jim Morrison’s early Doors output. The accompanying video weaves disquieting images of the duo alongside bizarre amusement park footage shot while on tour in Vienna last year. The band will soon be joining The Black Angels and Roky Erickson for a 20 plus date U.S. tour, pairing early psychedelic innovators with present day practitioners. - By Dave Cromwell


Deli Best of NYC 2013 for Emerging Artists - Open Submission Results for PSYCH ROCK/DREAM POP

Whether you like your dreams sweet and beautiful or weird and lynchian, psych influenced music is sure there to facilitate your oniric activity. Producing some of the most creative and out there music around, these genres have a strong presence and history in an experimental city like New York.

A quick reminder about the fact that we already published Best of NYC 2013 Open Submissions results for Indie RockSongwritersElectronicIndie PopAlt RockAlt FolkHip Hop and Revival Rock results. Here are the results for PSYCH ROCK/DREAM POP - these artists submitted to be considered for our Best of NYC 2013 Poll for Emerging Artists.

Competition was furious in this category, with 21 bands out of 25 with an average score above 6.5 and 16 above 7!

Total submissions in this category: 25

Artists Qualified to the next stage (Readers' Poll, starting soon):

1. Zula - 8.16 (out of 10)
2. Butter the Children - 7.83
2. Golden Animals - 7.83

Honorable Mentions (scores above 7):

Dead Leaf Echo, Empty Chairs, Lazyeyes, Sondra Sun-Odeon, Malka, The Montauk Project, Belle Mare, Lapland, Two Seconds To Midnight, HOUNDSds, The Ugly Club, Winkie, n y t y l y, PURPLE SUNS.

Jurors: Dawn Reed (Deli DC Area), Ben Toledo (Deli Portland), PDG (Deli NYC).

Stay tuned for more results, and then for the readers' poll!

The Deli's Staff


Golden Animals announce releases + European dates

If you wish to be written up by an Italian music blogger, all you need to do is play music with Ennio Morricone influences... it took us 5 seconds to detect them on Baltimore and NYC based band's Golden Animals' single 'You Don't Hear Me Now' - streaming on their Bandcamp page. That happened about 2 minutes ago by the way... such was the URGE!!!

The single, which should be featured in a (psychedelic) indie remake of "For a Fistful of Dollars," is a preview from a full length scheduled to release in September. The band will also have a split 7" with Baltimore's Flying Eyes out soon under German label H42, to coincide with the two bands' late summer mini European tour, consisting - at this stage - of 3 gigs in Germany. Let's call it a Germany mini-tour. Can't wait to have these guys back in NYC!


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