Exclusive First Listen Part 4: Golden Bloom – Fan The Flames

July 10, 2009 by
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Last night I felt infinite… Shawn Fogel from She Leaves Me Poetry

If you’re regular reader here it’s no secret that we’re big Shawn Fogel/Golden Bloom fans. Today I’m proud and honored to be a part of bringing you an exclusive first listen to Golden Bloom‘s new Fan The Flames disc along with 8 other sites who will be debuting a track a week leading up to the August 18th official release date.  It all started off a few weeks back with Magnet Magazine and the lead off track E.H.M., followed by a special Ruby Isle remix of Doomsday Devices at Under The Radar, and last week Tuneraker had Fan The Flames. Today we have the fourth track on the record, and one of my personal favorites, She Leaves Me Poetry, a slow burning chronicle of a relationship that I can easily picture playing as the soundtrack song during the climactic scene in a movie.

Easily among the year’s best records, Fan The Flames is a refreshing take on solid songwriting and addicting melodies when many indie rock bands just seem to be in a race to see who can be the most obsure.  A potent blend of Americana and Power Pop, these are songs you’ll remember long after hearing them.  Back in January, Spin magazine named Golden Bloom as one of “8 undiscovered bands worth a listen”, well the time for discovery is here people, give She Leaves Me Poetry a listen and be sure to follow along to hear more over the next five weeks when you can then rush out and obtain your own copy of the album.

Shawn Fogel is an amazingly talented multi instrumentalist who played all of the instruments on the album himself and worked with Producers Peter Katis(the National, Interpol,Mates Of State),Roger Greenawalt(Ben Kweller) and Dylan Magierek(Mark Kozelek) to produce a top notch record.

Golden Bloom – She Leaves Me Poetry
From Fan The Flames available 8/18/09

Where to get your Track By Track First Listen :

6/19 “E.H.M”-Magnet www.magnetmagazine.com

6/26 “Doomsday Devices (Ruby Isle Remix)” Under the Radar www.undertheradarmag.com

7/3 “Fan the Flames” Tuneraker www.tuneraker.com

7/10 “She Leaves Me Poetry” Bag of Songs bagofsongs.com

7/17 “The Fight at the End of the Tunnel” Consequence of Sound www.consequenceofsound.com

7/24 “Dead Petals” Ryan’s Smashing Life www.ryanssmashinglife.blogspot.com/

7/31 “If You Believe” Spin www.spin.com

8/7 “The Mountainside Says” PopWreckoning popwreckoning.com

8/14 “Theme For an Adventure at Sea” Fensepost www.fensepost.com


[PHOTO BY Alicia J Rose]


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