“you thought the neighborhood of me when the world was our friend…”
The second LP from San Francisco producer Gold Chains finds long time collaborator Sue Cie as a permanent addition to the band. Their sometimes haunting voices tell stories of loves lost and meanings found artfully stitched into tapestries of pure No-Cali attitude. As with previous releases (PIAS, Tigerbeat6, Musork) "When The World Was Our Friend" casts a hex on the unsuspecting listener who may have been previously unaware that such music even existed.
“you be the follower lets kill the leader…”
"We had talked a lot about making a punk rock record that somehow
still felt like a house record and had elements of psyche and soul. To a lot of people these would seem to be pretty disparate influences but somehow they make sense for us once we get to work. This is just the music we like."
From sound system burners like "Come To Cali" and the farfisa driven madness of "No Tommorrow" to the heartfelt house bumper “Crowd Control” and the seasick Mexican flavored garage punk of “Multifear”, GCSC deliver a soundtrack for romatic sunsets and extended nightlifes in an advanced west coast pop format.
"We were listening specifically to stuff like old Pink Floyd, John's Children,
T-Rex, Black Flag, acid house, Beach Boys, Luomo, The Doors, mid-90s techno,
old psyche records, Pleasure Forever, X, Song of Zarathustra, and Antioch Arrow to name a few."
“the thought of us just losing somehow seems so soothing, deranged on the radio, pacific highway cruising…”
"California is a place that slowly steals your heart and mind. It calls to you when you are far away.”
released October 12, 2004
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