Free-spirited garage/art-rock band Golden Triangle have been local fixtures in New York for a while now, banging their tambourines and chanting to minimalist punk beats at gallery parties and bars around Brooklyn and Manhattan. Originally from Memphis, Austin, and Atlanta, Golden Triangle contains former members of Angry Angles with Jay Reatard and Viva L’American Death Ray Music. Swaying wildly and chanting together like a hippie commune while somehow still playing instruments, their performances look straight out of an orgy at Warhol’s Factory—or out of Euripides’ Bacchae, since the loud, female group vocals could easily be mistaken as the cries of maenad priestesses in a frenzied, Dionysian ceremony.
Their new album Double Jointer is out March 2, 2010 on Hardly Art, and according to their blog, a split 7-Inch with the Fresh & Only’s has been in the works, too.
Golden Triangle: Neon Noose
Golden Triangle: Prize Fighter