Golden Bloom is the brainchild of Shawn Fogel, a musical chameleon of sorts. Shawn Fogel has performed solo with musical peers Guster, Ben Lee, Adam Green (of Moldy Peaches), Thurston Moore (of Sonic Youth) and others. He also partakes in a number of other bands, but his newest band Golden Bloom will be releasing their debut album in early 2009.
The songs (on the 3-track preview) range from alternative rock to classic folk. The song "The Fight at the End of the Tunnel" sounds like recent Red Hot Chili Peppers. A slow beat that gets taken over by guitars as Shawn performs his best Anthony Kedis impression. "Doomsday Devices" sounds like a modern rock pop songwhich is as good as anything on today's radio. "The Mountainside Says" has a folkie, sing-a-long type vibe to the song. It brings in aspects of Neil Young to the song's lyrics.
Shawn Fogel performs everything from piano to guitar, bass, tenor sax, keyboards, drums or whatever the song calls for. Shawn Fogel will be appearing at Two Boots in Bridgeport on Saturday, November 1st. Check out Golden Bloom's video for "Doomsday Devices" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7j7jL-XOSU. For more information on Shawn Fogel and Golden Bloom, please visit goldenbloom.net.