Freak Valley 2016: The Golden Grass Added to Lineup

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Freak Valley 2016 is five bands deep and there isn’t a stinker in the bunch. Just the opposite. Full disclosure: I’m hoping that by the time Brooklynite trio The Golden Grass — who opened for a little band this summer called Deep Purple, no big deal — make their way to Germany to join the estimable ranks of Rotor and Monolord at Freak Valley, they’ll have their second album already out. I don’t know that they will, but I also don’t know that they won’t, and I do know that playing Freak Valley 2016 would be a kickass way of celebrating a follow-up for their 2014 self-titled debut (review here), which came out on Svart.

Not saying I know the record will be out by then, but it would be awfully nice.

Poster and announcement follow, courtesy of the fest:

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Brooklyn feelgood rockers THE GOLDEN GRASS confirmed to play FREAK VALLEY FESTIVAL 2016

The glory of American hard rock has returned – Please welcome THE GOLDEN GRASS to the Freak Valley 2016 line-up!!

This Brooklyn-based power-trio is the real deal, and their music harkens back to the golden age when heavy rock music was upbeat, skillfully played, energetic, edgy, and bursting with goodtime sunshine vibes. They come hard with a strong backbone of deep-pocket funky flare and an earnest/uplifting southern/country/mountain rock vibe, layered with waves of psychedelic textures that explode into jaw-dropping proto-metal moves. And throughout their progressive arrangements and timeless grooves are lush and powerfully delivered vocals, stacked with gorgeous harmonies and maddeningly catchy verses and choruses singing the tales of real-life loves, losses, and the drive to keep on keepin’ on!

What truly sets THE GOLDEN GRASS apart from the pack of modern ’70s-inspired music is their relentlessly upbeat, soulful energy and feel-good vibe, which is a welcome departure from the faceless sea of proto-metal/doom bands currently drowning the underground scene. They will make you dance, smile, and catch yourself singing along! They are a sure treat for fans of classic underground hard rock such as Truth and Janey, Dust, and Josefus as well as fans of classic UK psychedelia such as The Move, The Pretty Things and Mighty Baby. THE GOLDEN GRASS will also greatly appeal to folks into the contemporary sounds of DANAVA, Horisont, Graveyard, and Dead Man.

Killer poster art by Headbang Design!

Freak Valley Festival – 26th-27th-28th May 2016

FVF 3-day tickets – only 69€ incl. camping!!

Tickets are selling like Blues Pills vinlys already – take care to get your’s in time!

FREAK VALLEY FESTIVAL: No Fillers – Just Killers

Line-up 2016:
Baby Woodrose [Bad Afro Records] – Psychedelic Stonerrock
Lonely Kamel [Napalm Records] – Heavy Blues, Hardrock & Stoner
Rotor [Noisolution] – Instrumental StonerRock/Psychedelic
Monolord [RidingEasy Records] – Doom/Sludge
The Golden Grass [Svart Records] – Heavy/Funk/Boogie/Psychedelic/Freakbeat

…more tba very soon

The Golden Grass, Live at The Wick, Brooklyn, NY, Sept. 6, 2015

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