Drowsy pop abounds on Golden Daze's debut LP.
Songwriting duo Golden Daze are aptly named. Their self-titled debut album is drowsy and warm, like an overlong August day or an afternoon in a sauna. “Salt”, the lead single, is the most overtly ‘60s-inflected track on the record but there is a current of summer-of-love nostalgia woven throughout. The best tracks are the ones with seem to poach in their own atmosphere, with “Me Llamo” and “Lean In” being fine examples. At 11 tracks, though, the album runs a little long, and some of the chaff -- like the instrumental, “Attic”, which is a nice idea but doesn’t add much -- could afford to be cut. Overall, Golden Daze is a promising debut.