I am no music expert nor critic but I am a self-proclaimed expert at things I love and I l-o-v-e Mike Golden & Friends new album, Utopia. It’s no secret I am a Mike Golden & Friends fan – I’ve dragged dozens of you to more shows than I can count, stomped to Stay Here for years with my EIU buddies and often refer to it as “my friend James’ band.”
If you need further proof, here’s a picture from 2010 from when MG&F played at a dingy bar in the one and only Charleston, Ill. Ahh, the good ole days.
I digress. Utopia is as if MG&F’s first album Trees (Pt. 1 & Pt. 2) had a baby with their second album Groceries and it is everything I could ever want. An insane blend of “chill” (that’s a technical term) and rock mixed with a Little Bit of perfection.
The best part of Utopia? It’s available for download for FREE. Go check it out and support local music and some of the coolest cats in the biz. And that’s an order.