Ears Wide Open: Golden Coast



Like a lot of would-be “songs of the summer,” Golden Coast’s synth-spiked ditties have the staying power of a Sno-Cone. (Note to self: Try to recall 2014’s “songs of the summer.”) But damned if they aren’t catchy — full of mood-elevating hooks and falsetto that are completely of the moment, as long your moment lasts 3 1/2 minutes. The songs are the work of Denny White and Steven Mudd; the former released a solo EP “Colors” (a collaboration with OneRepublic’s Brent Kutzel) in 2013 and has co-written tunes with several artists. Five singles in, Golden Coast has proven they can churn out agile, buoyant pop songs with the best of ’em.

||| Stream: “Take You Away,” “Who We Are” and “Break My Fall”

||| Live: Golden Coast kicks off a residency tonight at the Bootleg HiFi, supported by Act As If and Armors.

||| Also: Watch the video for “Dream and an MPC,” directed an animated by Pixel Park:

Photo by Easton Schirra Studio