Golden Halos release “When You Were Mine” single and video tribute to Prince.
Portland, Oregon’s GOLDEN HALOS have released a pair of cover versions in the midst of an unplanned worldwide interruption in live music performances – as well as the challenge of social distancing while working remotely on the follow-up to their debut 2018 full-length album, Farewell Strange Attractor.
MUSIC TIMES UK EPIC ROCK ALTERNATIVE LOCKDOWN CUTS OF 2020: ‘Golden Halos’ transform Prince’s classic “When You Were Mine” into a ‘Bowie’ esque wall of alternative guitar anthem sound. – The Music Times UK
The first, a cover of PJ Harvey’s “Oh My Lover,” debuted in April. Now, check out Golden Halos’ “When You Were Mine,” as the multi-instrumentalist duo of Garrick Antikajian and Chris Roy take on a Prince classic (also well-known from Cyndi Lauper’s seminal She’s So Unusual album).
While the band claims Prince as an inspiration and influence, their version of this track recalls David Bowie, Brian Eno, or LCD Soundsystem as much as it does the Minneapolis icon. Golden Halos are currently working on their sophomore full-length album.
The debut 2017 full-length from Portland, Oregon’s Golden Halos incorporated post-punk, alternative dance, electronic, and alternative rock influences with retro-futuristic arrangements and thought-provoking lyrics.
Main song writing partners Chris Roy and Garrick Antikajian performed all instruments and vocals on their debut album, adding additional live musicians to fill out the band lineup for live performances.
The band hopes to return to the studio to record their second full-length album release to be followed by supporting music videos, multimedia projects, and live performances in the Portland area and around the PNW region.
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