Golden Arms
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Golden Arms "Retrograde EP" will be released August 2nd through Coming Home Records. It features the singles "Blackout" and "Time's Come Between Us", both of which have received advance airplay on Southern California station Indie 103.1 FM.

Golden Arms "Demo EP" was self-released in March of 2004 and has since sold out of it's initial pressing (300). It features the single "Loose Talk" which received airplay on Southern California station Indie 103.1 FM.

The band currently has three songs streaming from their MySpace site ( and two for download on their own site (


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Golden Arms isn’t the kind of band that becomes impatient quickly. This Los Angeles based six-piece has been adamantly writing and performing music together for a little over two years. Through strenuous studio sessions, line-up changes and the loss of a rehearsal space, the core of the band has managed to stay focused. Come August 2nd, they’re hoping their determination shows with the release of their five-track recording, entitled Retrograde EP. Recorded in two separate studio sessions during late ‘04 and
early ‘05, it marks the band’s official debut.

While garnering comparisons to the likes of Mission Of Burma, Wire and The Wedding Present, and receiving quaint pull-quotes like “eighties-inspired indie-rock” from the LA Times, their sound has never been easily pinned down. It’s filled with discordant melodies circulating around tightly-wound hooks, an approach not too far from the mark of their peers The Walkmen and Idlewild.

Following their August 2nd release on California indie-upstart Coming Home Records, Golden Arms plans to hit the road harder than ever. While this past year saw them share stages with the likes of Elefant, Ambulance LTD, Radio 4, Prosaics, and Seachange, as well as local up-and-comers Silversun Pickups and Gran Ronde, the venues were all close to home. In order to convert new ears via their tension-filled live shows, the band plans to embark on a two-week U.S. tour in late summer, culminating with a possible appearance at the CMJ Festival in New York during early fall.

Lastly, to some keen-eyed movie buffs the band’s stature is evident through their name. Derived from the title to the 1950’s classic The Man With The Golden Arm, the movie features Frank Sinatra as an ex-heroin addict trying to keep on the straight path by pouring his soul into Jazz. Music was his only method of salvation, and for these six young men it’s very much the same.