A self-styled retro-indie-folk-psychedelic-blues duo, Golden Animals was originally formed in Brooklyn, NY, by American vocalist/guitarist Tommy Eisner and Swedish-born drummer/backing vocalist Linda Beecroft. But after recording their first EP in 2006 in these dense urban surroundings, the couple embarked on a cross-country pilgrimage that brought them to the barren wastes of the California desert (no doubt inspired by one of their key influences, Jim Morrison), where they began composing new music while house-sitting for cult figure Gordon Kennedy, author of the natural living, pre-hippie manual Children of the Sun. Thus was spawned the Golden Animals’ significantly ’60s infused 2008 debut album, Free Your Mind and Win a Pony, which was produced by indie rock maven Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio, Blonde Redhead), and released by Happy Parts Recordings.

Austin Psych Fest Announces France Event; Releasing Golden Animals LP

Austin Psych Fest Announces France Event

Austin Psych Fest has teamed up with French partners Radical Production and the Angers venue Le Chabada to bring the Austin Psych Fest experience to France. This first event will be an intimate festival, held in the 900 capacity Le Chabada, Angers’ premiere rock venue. The festival is part of the Austin-Angers Music partnership between the two sister cities.

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