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Transamerica

by Golden Birds

Layered love songs from the west coast.
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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2. Another Great American Zombie
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3. It's Your City
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4. Sioux Falls
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5. New Year's Eve
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6. Do You Know Why They Call Me The Count
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7. Closing Hymn
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Golden Birds, from San Francisco, CA, have been described as everything from Post-Rock to Indie-Folk to (our favorite) "Brutal Pop".

But Transamerica is a step in the gentler, more stripped-down direction, with all songs composed only of acoustic guitar, acoustic bass, glockenspiel, accordion, and a whole lot of voices. Thematically, it is a record about separation and distance. A collection of love songs: to those who are elsewhere from people stuck "here", but also to the East Coast from the West, to the "West Bay" from the East, and to the simplicity and innocence of the past - when life was an open frontier, when love was single-minded and all-consuming - from the convoluted, fractured present.

Transamerica was released to coincide with Golden Birds' "Fifty" tour - performances on the steps of each capitol building in the United States during the summer of 2005. More information can be found at http://www.goldenbirds.com/fifty.


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katie

pretty good
Good for the most part. A couple of really strong songs, but I found myself wanting more variety in their sound. All in all, a good buy.

katie

pretty good
Good for the most part. A couple of really strong songs, but I found myself wanting more variety in their sound. All in all, a good buy.

Kelly

Gorgeous, infectious - indie rock love songs!
Seven songs, simple guitar and lovely harmonies -- the CD arrived quickly and happily and safely. Thanks!

Lindsey

The perfect CD.
This CD is absolutely amazing. Enough said. But I'll keep going. The haunting vocals of Golden Birds will leave you stunned, and the heart-wrenching lyrics will make you cry for the first time since you were eight.

Mercedes Lakr

Amazing.
Recommended to anyone who likes a genuine love song.

dave

Too short!
Everyone is asking me what is this band! And so, I tell them. Usually they say, well, you dirty indie hipster emos, always listening to bands no one's ever heard of. And so I say, screw you for judging me! So what if I write reviews drunk!

Casey Leech

Totally
This CD will change your life. Well, not any major decisions. But more then the Shins.
ANYWAYZ, if you like acoustic, folk, anti-folk, MUSIC IN GENERAL, then you should buy this.
I only wish there were more songs, but totally worth the money.
Lyrics, rhythms, melodies, -- all wonderful!

Casey Leech

Totally
This CD will change your life. Well, not any major decisions. But more then the Shins.
ANYWAYZ, if you like acoustic, folk, anti-folk, MUSIC IN GENERAL, then you should buy this.
I only wish there were more songs, but totally worth the money.
Lyrics, rhythms, melodies, -- all wonderful!

Christopher Dube

Stroke my Folk
Simply Amazing Music!

DerekC

Lyrically and Sonically Incredible
Amazing power-folk acostic performance. The songs will draw you in and force you to listen to them over and over. Perfect for long drives alone on a flat open highway.
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