Alien Snatch! Records
No one sounds like these Golden Boys, but rolling their sophomore album over some wine you might think “Damn, this comes off kinda like Chilton listening to Buck Owens before he did Like Flies on Sherbert.” But these ‘Boys are three unique songwriters performing all originals, making rowdy and raw first-takes but these are catchy pop songs at their core, with some spot-on arrangements in the form of panic-stricken horns, fiddle (by the inimitable Ralph White) and some very inebriated accordion.
These guys are drowning out the misery of crappy jobs, war, tv on the radio, and stone-faced hipsters with two things that seem to provide them relief -- shots and some great songs. Lines like “I know this world ain’t as bad as it seems” and that a about drinking cuz your mom just had surgery makes you think they’re gonna make you smile and dance all night, and then a song like ‘I Remember Georgia’ makes you wonder “Damn, why’s that dude all sad now?” ‘Oooh Girl’ also slays, it’s some lost weekend shit with Lennon doing a quick take with his L.A. friends after a few gallons of tequila.
“A very cracked and shakey take on raunch-hootenany-ism recalling members of the In The Red stables, as well of Mem- phis ‘ more lop-sided degenerates. There are parts of this disc that cohere into something identifiably musical, but not enough to bother us.” — Thurston Moore & Byron Coley, BULL TONGUE / ARTHUR MAGAZINE
“Austin’s Golden Boys proving once again that...Party rip-off bands beat Nick Cave’s silly solo shtick any day.” — Chuck Eddy, VILLAGE VOICE