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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Golden Bloom at Smoke & Sand

A Favorite Songwriting Outfit
Shawn Fogel & Golden Bloom!

Confirmed for Smoke & Sand
Free Show! Mar 19th - Austin, TX



Shawn Fogel of Golden Bloom - Alicia J Rose photo


Golden Bloom is Shawn Fogel - and yet this little music project is so much more in many ways. A witty, pop storyteller with impeccable rhythm, the song is Fogel's artform. Under the moniker Golden Bloom, Fogel constructs intelligent contemporary indie power pop that rivals like-minded peers such as Wilco, Matt Pond PA, and Ben Kweller.




On Fan the Flames, Golden Bloom's latest full-length effort, Fogel plays nearly every instrument himself; tracking layers of his own vocal melodies for some of the purest and most encouraging indie pop out today. Fogel is one of the guys from the popular Neural Uke Hotel series. And whether Fogel is armed with a Uke or another stringed instrument, these songs can be performed solo or by any number of extremely talented friends. Fogel is preparing a new book of songs called March to the Drums as we speak and raising funds (KickStarter) for a video to christen the project. You better believe we will be there.




“‘Doomsday Devices’ feels like a great b-side from the [Wilco] Summer Teeth era.” - SPIN

“He sounds not only like a full band, but a darned good one …Fans of Monsters of Folk and its component players will find plenty to like here… - Made Loud

“How can one guy do all this, and do it so well? I don’t have an answer to that question, but I can tell you this: whatever he decides to do in the future, I’m in.” - Pop Culture Will Eat Itself

“Blood-pumping little anthems that tumble one after another…One of those albums that sounds great the first time through and then gets better with successive listens.” - Aiding & Abetting

"Best of 2009" - Ryan's Smashing Life




Smoke & Sand - I am extremely happy to share the music of Golden Bloom with audiences at SxSW this year. So happy to have Shawn - the only question is just what he will pull off for us. Every show is different, every show is brilliant and so much fun! See you next week in Austin.


Golden Bloom
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