Golden Youth – Quiet Frame; Wild Light
When I heard the first song off of Golden Youth’s debut album, Quiet Frame; Wild Light, my immediate thought was this is the kind of music I would expect to hear on HBO’s Girls, or in a local Starbucks.
Their sound is very dreamy, light and airy, and since “folk” and “indie” music is all the rage right now with bands like Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, and Passion Pit – Golden Youth is sure to take off in the industry if they are in the proper market.
Golden Youth is a duo from Sacramento, California comprised of singer/songwriters Stephanie Lauren and Kyle Monroe and accompanied by their friends. The album includes 7 tracks; my personal favorites are “Life Through a Keyhole” and “Seven Seas”.
There is just something so relaxing about their sound. This is the type of band I would listen to while just laying in bed and contemplating life on a rainy day. One of their influences includes Florence + The Machine and there’s a definite similarity with their catchy tracks and delicate vocals.
I also recommend listening to a few of their cover songs on their website, especially Rod Stewart’s “Forever Young”. I really can’t wait to see what they decide to do next. And, as a personal note to Lena Dunham – check out this band if you already haven’t and use their songs on the next season of Girls.