Golden Triangle's first full-length, Double Jointer, holds true to a raucous, stripped-down garage-rock aesthetic similar to kindred spirits the Vivian Girls, while kicking it up a notch with a '60s girl-group vibe.
Where their sound could devolve into lo-fi rock cliché, the six-piece Brooklyn band is inventive instead, and as a result delivers something always fun and highly addictive. “Cinco de Mayo” kicks things off with the song’s title chanted like a battle cry over noisy, messy rhythms; “Blood and Arrow” features swirling guitars reminiscent of Television’s “Marquee Moon” with a little Twilight Zone mixed in. The album crashes along through nine more tracks of furiousness, finally cascading into a psyched-out array of screeching guitars with “Arson Wells”—the perfect finale to an exhilarating, sometimes battering, experience. Golden Triangle is a band that obviously loves rock for all it is and delivers it here in its purest form.
The opinions expressed on the BUST blog are those of the authors themselves and do not necessarily reflect the position of BUST Magazine or its staff.