I stumbled upon these guys on Bandcamp last week and have become obsessed in a very short period of time. Something in the delivery with its hints of honesty gives The Golden Hearts the most natural vibe I can remember coming across.
Most bands, even some that I thoroughly enjoy, feel like their sound is an active attempt. Yuck, 1,2,3, Fleet Foxes are three very solid examples, where the music is undeniably good (I would even argue for great) yet it is very obvious from the first listen that they’ve chosen a sound and developed it. There’s nothing obvious about “Carry The Water,” nothing contrived, just music that embraces itself and completely personifies a collective spirit within the band.
You find this kind of connection often in bands with family members, where without effort there’s an understanding to what each other is doing that feels very organic. As a husband and wife there’s a definite line running between each persons own stamp on the song yet Adam Hawkins and Kate Perdoni are so entwined that to map out the line and define it feels like a very ominous task to put into words.
I could very easily foresee The Golden Hearts becoming one of my favorite bands, that’s how attached I am to the first two songs I’ve heard from them, once you’ve taken the time to listen for yourself I believe you will understand why.