The LA transplants Golden Daze bring an autumnal warmth to their songwriting. Originally from the Midwest, the duo creates a dreamy and reflective mood reminiscent of watching the seasons change in the Great Lake states. By weaving interlocking guitars and adding sparse, reverberated drums, Golden Daze casts a hypnotic spell with their recent single “Blue Bell.” When paired with their church-boy-like harmonies, it rings like a Simon & Garfunkel tune for the Bandcamp age.
The duo spent a good leg of a tour with Whitney after releasing their self-titled debut, which seemed to rub off of them — it’s almost like their brand new record Simpatico fits exactly between where the Smith Westerns left and where Whitney began. They drip syrupy slide guitar lines over dreamy acoustic guitars and keyboards. With lines like “All the pain we carried 'round, I can swear I see it leavin’,” Golden Daze writes songs that evoke both hope and pain.
Golden Daze just released their second full-length album Simpatico on February 15.