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Golden shines a darkness on Detroit psych-folk

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Once dubbed Captain Jerry & the Mermaids, the band Golden shines a kind of darkness on Detroit psych-folk. Featuring the sweet sound of the sisters Drinkard (Bonnie and Caitlin), they strum out songs of living ghosts and dying love. They're a band to keep an eye and ear on. On June 16, they're sharing the stage with the up-and-coming electronic artist Slufter and Toronto's Pat Jordache, who once played in Sister Suvi with tUnE-yArDs' Merill Garbus. This week, Golden gave us the five songs that they deem sacred. "Hopefully songs open more intimately with every listen," they wrote us. "These songs do that for all of us while conjuring dreamy soundscapes we dig."

Golden Jams:

5. "Atlantis" — Donovan

4. "The Next Episode" — Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, and Nate Dogg

3. "Foam Hands" — Destroyer

2. "Lady Lady" — Prussia

1. "Some Velvet Morning" — Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra

—Travis R. Wright

Pat Jordache, Golden & Slufter play the Old Miami on June 16. Hear Golden's music at goldensongs.bandcamp.com

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