Song Reviews

Golden Bloom: Magic Words [mp3]


Shawn Fogel a.k.a. Golden Bloom can do pretty much anything! One thing he seems to be damn good at is picking out nice catchy little tracks to cover. He’s enjoyed some success covering Neutral Milk Hotel with a ukulele (as Neutral Uke Hotel), and now he has created something even more exciting. “Magic Words”, as some may know, is a cover from the Cincinnati based band Wussy. But with a little bit of the golden touch (all pun intended) Mr. Fogel creates his own spin on what is, for lack of a better word, and uber fantastic number. It is a prime example of what indie pop music was meant to be.

But, what is most exciting about this track? Well, it is a nice cue that Fogel is somewhere near a recording studio, therefore, a new Golden Bloom record is sure to come! Yes, the follow up to 2009’s critically acclaimed Fan the Flames is in development. But for now, let’s be thankful that our man does all he can to keep us entertained during the down time.

You can download “Magic Words” from bandcamp for the cost of an email address.

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