March to the Drums

Golden Bloom

March to the Drums

The Sleepy West

Golden Bloom’s sound is nothing new, they exist as yet another typical happy-go-lucky indie rock act that sits between Wilco and Ryan Adams.  But March to the Drums is good for what it is.  Golden Bloom is comprised of just one member, Shawn Fogel, playing each instrument and providing the vocals for every track.  The album is happy, upbeat, energetic and whimsical, and is a good addition to the genre.  The main problem is, in a genre like “indie-rock” that is so bloated with acts that sound all-too alike, there is nothing to make Shawn Fogel and Golden Bloom break ahead from the pack.  Pick it up if you are hunger for all things “indie-rock,” but, if you are like me, hold off until one of the genre’s more prolific and original bands release something.


Released:  6/10/2011


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