Golden Sun = Bombay Bicycle Club + Wolf Parade
This self-titled indie rock EP is fierce as fuck, paving the way for a full-fledged album in the future and establishing an above-average, awesome sound. A casual listener might not realize that these dudes are young—both in age and in their time together as a band, releasing their first album in July 2011. Their music is impressively beyond their years. That being said, it’s anything but “old”-sounding. Rather, the tracks are refreshingly provoking and animated. Golden Sun strikes me the way Clap Your Hands Say Yeah did back in the day—with 100-percent indie rock perfection. Andrew Goldring, also a singer songwriter and sound engineer, has a distinct, captivating voice that is enrapturing when paired with the free and funky drums, bass and guitar. Let the song “Electric Ghost” do its thing and you’ll have yourself a summer jam. Oh, and I guarantee it’s better than that Foster The People song you’ve heard one million times too many.