as soon as "100 Arrows" came on, my ass started grooving. it's a bitchin' band with a bitchin' sound. i look forward to more releases, hopefully some full-length LP's.
Favorite track: 100 Arrows.
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Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album
Released in a limited edition of 150 pro-printed CD-Rs, exclusively for the 2019 European Tour. 4 brand new songs and 4 bonus tracks, all killer, no filler! All orders will come with posters, postcards, patches, stickers, flyers, etc from The Golden Grass and our extended family.
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In For The Kill Records is proud to announce the release of “100 Arrows”, the brand new limited edition CD EP by Brooklyn based heavy boogie rock trio THE GOLDEN GRASS! This release coincides with their March-April 2019 European Tour, their 5th time crossing the pond! This release sees the prolific trio move further into harder and darker territories, with proto-metal moves flexing wildly, yet still retaining all their signature soulful good-time swing & glorious vocal harmonies. After 6 years of touring, not to mention 3 LPs and a handful of split releases along the way, the Grass have proven themselves to be one of the hardest working bands in the global traditional heavy rock underground, and this new EP is a majestic culmination of their musical abilities and seamless breadth of influence.
The “100 Arrows” EP consists of 4 brand new studio recordings, featuring 2 original new compositions as well as smashing versions of OPEN MIND’s “Magic Potion” & BUBBLE PUPPY’s “Hot Smoke And Sasafrass”, both of which have been standards in THE GOLDEN GRASS’ live show for several years. In fact, this is the 2nd time they have recorded “Hot Smoke And Sasafrass”, as it previously appeared on their 2xLP split release with KILLER BOOGIE, BANQUET & WILD EYES in 2016 (on Heavy Psych Sounds), and they chose to re-record it because they had developed such an intense and expansive version of it over the years, it needed proper documentation! The CD release will also include 4 bonus tracks, 2 of which come from 2016 pre-production demos for their “Absolutely” LP and the other 2 from their live Daytrotter session from 2017, which includes wild live versions of TIN HOUSE’s “I Want Your Body” and ICECROSS’ “Wandering Around”, both of which had been staples in their live repertoire for years.
This EP is released in an edition of 150 pro-printed CD-Rs exclusively for their March-April 2019 European Tour with German hard rockers WEDGE.
released March 11, 2019
THE GOLDEN GRASS
FRANK CAIRA: BASS GUITAR/VOCALS
ADAM KRINEY: DRUMS/VOCALS
MICHAEL RAFALOWICH: ELECTRIC GUITAR/VOCALS
1. 100 ARROWS (MUSIC: RAFALOWICH | LYRICS: KRINEY/RAFALOWICH)
2. FAST TIME RUNNING (MUSIC: RAFALOWICH/KRINEY/CAIRA | LYRICS: RAFALOWICH/KRINEY)
3. MAGIC POTION (ORIGINALLY WRITTEN/RECORDED BY THE OPEN MIND IN 1969 | ARRANGEMENT BY THE GOLDEN GRASS)
4. HOT SMOKE AND SASAFRASS (ORIGINALLY WRITTEN/RECORDED BY BUBBLE PUPPY IN 1969 | ARRANGEMENT BY THE GOLDEN GRASS)
TRACKS 1-4 RECORDED BY ANDREA ZAVAREEI & ADAM KRINEY
PRODUCED/MIXED BY ADAM KRINEY, AT URBAN SPACEMAN STUDIO, NYC, JAN-FEB 2019.
5. CATCH YOUR EYE (MUSIC: KRINEY/RAFALOWICH/CAIRA | LYRICS: KRINEY/RAFALOWICH)
6. BURN IT ALL AWAY (MUSIC: KRINEY/RAFALOWICH/CAIRA)
7. I WANT YOUR BODY (ORIGINALLY WRITTEN/RECORDED BY TIN HOUSE IN 1970 | ARRANGEMENT BY THE GOLDEN GRASS)
8. WANDERING AROUND
(ORIGINALLY WRITTEN/RECORDED BY ICECROSS IN 1973 | ARRANGEMENT BY THE GOLDEN GRASS)
TRACKS 5-6 PRODUCED/RECORDED/MIXED BY ADAM KRINEY
AT IFTK MOBILE STUDIO, NYC, AUTUMN 2016.
TRACKS 7-8 RECORDED/MIXED LIVE BY IAN HARRIS
AT DAYTROTTER STUDIO, DAVENPORT, IA, OCT 12 2017.
ART CONSTRUCTION BY ADAM KRINEY/IFTK DESIGN
ADDITIONAL ILLUSTRATION/ARTWORK BY ANTHONY FRANCHINA
LOGO BY MICAH WARREN | COVER PHOTOS BY CARINA ROMANO
REAR PHOTO BY JONATHAN AREVALO
That is the correct way to title your demo! Truth in advertising right here. I still recall 20 years ago trying to tell my dad that smell was, in fact, a skunk in his car. Oy was I young and stupid. Well the d & a was left behind but the riffs...oh those get to stay. Apparently my ears haven't reached the point of desperation yet? Keep this shit coming! Received (with some stank on it). Spun (to air it out). Loved (the lingering riffs that are stuck in my brain). Thank you! SabbathJeff