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Friday, Jan. 30: Golden Gardens

Deadbeat Olympia

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From the cacophonous pounding of the drums that open Golden Gardens' Bellflower EP, you'd be excused for thinking that a Spector-esque wall of '60s sound was coming your way. As it is, that sound almost immediately gives way to a gothic, Nick Cave-esque haze. Churchly piano and '80s synths waft in, accompanied by the ghostly vocals of lead singer Aubrey Bramble. Golden Gardens make the type of music that you might hear on the Heathers soundtrack, or in the dorm of that beautiful, moody girl down the hall - you know the one. Things rarely rise above a low roar, but the threat is always on the horizon for Golden Gardens to do some serious damage. This is meditative music that doesn't soothe so much as gently raise the hairs on the back of your neck.

GOLDEN GARDENS, w/ Wind Burial, somesurprises, Weather WhenThe, 8 p.m., Deadbeat Olympia, 266 N. Division St, Olympia, cover tba, 360.943.0662

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