Golden Triangle


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Golden Triangle

Double Jointer (Hardly Art)

Southern-spun sixpiece Golden Triangle may reside in Brooklyn now, but its debut LP calls on fore-Mamas & Papas the B-52s for sound and vision. The harmonies of singers Vashti Windish and Carly Rabalais double-team every song, and from two-minute warm-up "Cinco de Mayo" right through to six-minute psych-winder "Arson Wells," there's a similar sense of lustful urgency. First single "Neon Noose" is a decent rush of garage-pop, but there are more interesting songs, like the Sleater-Kinneyish sway of "Jellyroll" and late-night tambourine breaker "Eyes to See." The tail end finishes strong with fantastic ripper "Jinx," a soulful tale of imperfection and acceptance, bookmarked by the chorus, "This is just my life so far!" Golden Triangle gets in and gets out, but they have fun doing it. (Thu., 12:30am, Galaxy Room; Fri., 12:10am, Beauty Bar.)


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