"Undeniably enchanting and mythical soundscapes ... incredibly dreamy." - KEXP
Aubrey Bramble, Gregg Neville, and Carl Germain are Golden Gardens, a mystical trio up from the nocturnal underground, weaving dreamscapes and anthems for magical minds. The project began as a duo with Bramble and Neville living on separate coasts - Bramble in Seattle and Neville in Tampa, FL. After file sharing their way to a debut EP (Somnambulist, out of print) and a subsequent small-run LP (Between the Siren and the Amulet), the growing demand for live shows and increased musical output became a catalyst to bring the two musicians together geographically. Neville moved to Seattle in early 2012, and with the addition of multi-instrumentalist Carl Germain in 2017, they’ve been persistently growing their following in the ethereal pop music scene.
Their most recent full-length release Reign (October 21, 2016) is a sharp and lustrously shimmering collection of etherpop, full of crystalline synths and glittery vocals contrasted with a razor-sharp edge of bright electric guitars. The band teamed up with producerMartin Feveyear (Mark Lanegan, Jesse Sykes, Mudhoney) on this effort, a bold and crisp 9-track exploration of personal power and fierce female archetypes. Moving from their bedrooms to a professional recording studio allowed for a more focused and polished point of view, giving them the room to further experiment with the sample-heavy and electronic sound captured by 2013's Narcissus and Bellflower EPs. The trio is currently at work on a new collection of songs, with a single expected later this year.
Golden Gardens' tracks have received radio love from around the globe on stations including 107.7 The End, WZBC Boston, WFNX Phoenix, Sydney's 94.5 FM, Munich's 92.4 FM, as well as the internationally-renowned listener-powered Seattle radio stationKEXP 90.3 FM. Reign single "Extrasolar Heartbeat" was included on the August 2016 KEXP "Music That Matters;" tracks "Mirror of Silver" (single), "The Ghost of a Total Stranger" (Bellflower), and "Transparent Things" (How Brave the Hunted Wolves) have all been selected by John Richards for his Song of the Day podcast series on KEXP. "The Ghost of a Total Stranger" was featured on the Summer 2014 Under The Radar Magazine digital sampler and "Transparent Things" was also included on French Vice-subsidiary Hartzine's Summer 2012 mixtape. Golden Gardens has shared the stage with a number of national and international performers including ACTORS, 2:54, Sloucher, Juliana Barwick, Jen Wood, Nite Jewel, Ritualz, Jeremiah Green of Modest Mouse, INVSN, Lemolo, BALÚN, Suzanne Perry of Love Spirals Downwards, Prom Queen, La Luz, NEGATIVLAND, Arc Iris, and Jason Webley.