Discover rhythmic alt rock from GoldenStates


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GoldenStates is a new Alt Rock music project from creatives Brantley Gutierrez and Harrison Kipner release debut single ‘Kiss It’.

Layered and sparse, intimate and grand. GoldenStates taps into the fun, fever and drive of life in the modern digital age. The sonic architecture of GoldenStates lays a framework for a visceral take on love and life in the 21st century.

On the single, it features Arcade Fire’s Jeremy Gara (Drums), Will Butler (Synths), and Colin Stetson (Sax), Sam Farrar from Phantom Planet and Thorunn Antonia (vocals).

Releasing their debut single last month, ‘Kiss It’ is a slow burner that gradually brings out Brantley and Harrison’s rhythmic rock tones and venomous drumming. Lively vocals from Icelandic singer/songwriter Thorunn Antonia add a beautiful tone to fast-paced drumming that Jeremy so elegantly provides.

‘Kiss It’ is mixed by the legend Bob Clearmountain. Listen and rate ‘Kiss It’ now!

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