GOLDEN

GOLDEN

 Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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GOLDEN: An energetic and innovative rock band based out of Atlanta... currently supporting their second studio CD "Night Reminds the Day"... 3D video pioneers... fantastic live show... appearances on TV and radio... performed at the 2006 Bonnaroo festival... bent on taking over the world.

Biography

Since emerging from the fertile Atlanta music scene in 2006, GOLDEN has grown to become one of the top independent acts in rock music today. In three short years, they’ve recorded two studio albums, released a 3D music video, performed live on TV and radio, toured across the Southeast - including a performance at Bonnaroo in 2006 - and shared stages with acts like Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, the Zac Brown Band, and Sister Hazel.

GOLDEN’s musical style is as broad as it is deep. The band plays energetic and innovative rock, infusing the melodic hooks of pop and the groove and funk of old-school R&B with truly top-notch musicianship. The recipe has proven fruitful for GOLDEN, earning them a place on thousands of iPods and winning the praise of reviewers both in print and across the internet. “We all grew up on lots of different music,” says lead singer and guitarist Joshua, “Steely Dan, The Police, Bruce Hornsby are some band favorites -- but also traditional jazz, Motown, 80s hard rock, jam-bands... with so many influences, it’s often a surprise what shape our music takes.”

Originating in the revitalized bohemian neighborhoods on the east side of Atlanta, GOLDEN still call this area home when they aren’t out on the road - it’s where they play their annual Halloween show, and the guys are known by name at the local establishments. A sense of community has always been central to GOLDEN, and the band regularly supports local and national causes they believe in. Apart from donating part of their proceeds to charitable organizations, the band also gets directly involved by performing several shows for charity each year.

2009 brings the release of GOLDEN’s second studio album Night Reminds the Day, which finds the band stepping out into new directions both musically and lyrically. While the infectious melodies of “Listen” or the danceable groove of “Seasons” draw listeners in, the lyrics provide a depth and relevance that elevates the music above mere entertainment. “Night Reminds the Day is about finding your place in the world,” says GOLDEN bassist Sky, “It’s about looking inside yourself and asking ‘what am I going to do with my life?’” Soon after the album's release, the song "Disarray" was placed in an episode of MTV's The Real World Cancun and "Lauren" was placed in MTV's The Real World/Road Rules Challange "The Ruins". GOLDEN has been touring with Sister Hazel in support of the new album.

GOLDEN’s 2008 video for “Shine” found them in the company of huge acts like U2 and Hannah Montana in pioneering stereoscopic 3D as a medium for music videos - and showed that it’s GOLDEN’s indie spirit that keeps them at the crest of the wave. The band currently offers the video as a free download on their website (www.goldentheband.com/3D).

In Early 2007, GOLDEN surprised fans with One Good Turn: Live at Center Stage, an Audio and Video EP of their benefit show at the previous year’s Call to Auction event. Organized by 92.9 DAVE FM, and also featuring Robert Randolph and the Family Band, the show was a great success - raising money for Habitat for Humanity and providing fans with an amazing memory.

2006 was the year that started GOLDEN’s rise to success. The band released their first CD ...You, and Everything... which quickly won regional praise, earning a Critic's Choice award from Atlanta Magazine for its "classic vibe and modern touches." Performer Magazine’s review said GOLDEN “...share the plaudits usually reserved for more veteran artists. And by the looks of things, the band is on the fast track to recognition.” In May of that year, GOLDEN was chosen by the listeners of 92.9 DAVE FM to represent the Atlanta music scene and perform at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.

The band has performed live on Fox TV’s “Good Day Atlanta” morning show, and has made in-studio appearances at major Atlanta-area radio stations. Meanwhile, GOLDEN’s music has received airplay on major and independent radio stations across the country -- 92.9 DAVE FM in Atlanta, 91.9 The Buzz in Statesboro, 88.7 WNCW in the Carolinas, and 96.9 WOUR in Central NY, among others. GOLDEN has also been chosen for inclusion in Pandora’s Music Genome Project (www.pandora.com).

For more information about GOLDEN, please contact info@goldentheband.com.

Lyrics

Come Over (...you, and everything..., 2006)

Written By: Joshua Golden

last night i was sitting all alone like any night before
with me at my place and you at yours
it’s okay, i don’t mind, i’ll just call you on the phone
hoping that you’re at home, so i can tell you

you might be miles away,
come over now, come over baby
it don’t matter what you say
come over now

this time i’m standing in line just a number in a crowd
trying my best not to scream out loud
it’s okay, i don’t mind, i’ll just wait on my turn
tend to the fire that burns, burning for you

you might be miles away…

i’m counting every hour
the hands on my watch are
spinning around so slow
you just take your time,
and i’ll just be here
i’ll just sit here waiting for you

you might be miles away…

Maggie (...you, and everything..., 2006)

Written By: Joshua Golden

i’m feeling like a change is coming soon
i’m spinning like the dust around this room
talking in circles again
even now i wonder why
i could sink so low and feel so high
this crazy ride has got to end

maggie won’t you let me know
it’s not as if i’ve got somewhere to go
maggie won’t you let me know
you’ve gotta hold on to the night
hold on tight

oh take a long, long time
take me to an easy mind
leave this burden, leave the day
after all, your friends are gone
we’re just sitting all alone
let’s go inside and play

maggie won’t you let me know…

often times i think that i know
exactly when to let it go
i’m not so certain this time

Listen (Night Reminds the Day, 2009)

Written By: GOLDEN

there’s no time for reaction no matter what you say
we struggle with distraction that leads us all astray

there’s no trace of an answer, we are not eye to eye
we bargain and we banter, we try, we try, we try

i’m attempting to make amends
i will listen, i won’t be misled

we are not whole, and we could both be wrong
no more pride, no vanity, be gone, be gone, be gone

i’m attempting to make amends
i will listen, i won’t be misled
i will live for the open ends
‘cause it’s what you learn
this is what you learn

it only takes the smallest thing
to complicate the space we’re in
you focus on the way it’s been
instead of where you are
but after all this time we learn
it's all about a single moment, now

i’m attempting to make amends
i will listen, i won’t be misled
i will live for the open ends
‘cause it’s what you learn
this is what you learn

Lauren (Night Reminds the Day, 2009)

Written By: GOLDEN

lauren likes to leave me wanting more
she turns her back to me
and then i see she’s walking to the door

she fixes her sleeve
as she slips into her coat
she picks up her keys
but she seems to move so slow

well baby hold on
it’s not quite time to go
I wish I had the words to say
but this song is all i know

lauren lifts her hand up as she smiles
and i guess it’s plain to see
the reason that i’m feeling like a child

it’s the twist of her hair
that falls across her eyes
it’s her causal stare
and it strips away my pride

she opens the door
and steps out into the snow
the moment that she walks away
this song is all i know

Shine (Night Reminds the Day, 2009)

Written By: GOLDEN

up late spend my night
working in the dark by candlelight
just trying to turn you on
but you just won’t burn for me
tripping on the electricity
can i get it right this time?

but the world won’t bring me down
no the world won’t bring me down
no the world won’t bring me down
as long as i let love shine

when you find a soul that’s true
let your love shine through
let it take a hold of you
let your love shine through…

you can turn my night to day
look for the light but i can’t relate
just trying to turn you on
won’t you let your love light glow
turn on the world to a brighter flow
can i get it right this time

but the world won’t bring me down
no the world won’t bring me down
no the world won’t bring me down
as long as i let love shine

when you find a soul that’s true
let your love shine through
let it take a hold of you
let your love shine through…

Discography

Night Reminds the Day (2009)
One Good Turn (2007)
...You, And Everything... (2006)

Albums are available through: www.goldentheband.com, www.itunes.com, www.amazon.com, www.CDbaby.com, and other online merchants.

Visit GOLDEN on MySpace: myspace.com/goldentheband

Radio play:

88.7 WNCW
91.9 WVGS
92.9 WZGC
96.5 WHTQ
96.9 WOUR
98.3 WWRZ
100.5 WNNX

Set List

Typical sets range from 60 to 90 minutes, and include a mix of originals (80%) and cover songs (20%).

Covers include songs by a wide variety of artists, such as Bill Withers, Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, and a host of others...

[golden]: Seasons
Listen
The Giant
When It’s Over
Lauren
Safer
Gravity
Water Rolling Under
Carnival
Disarray
Requiem
Shine
17 Days
Come Over
Drive
Mine
Lie
Maggie