Golden Animals Ride On The Storm : World Cafe Tommy Eisner and Linda Beecroft first met on a Brooklyn sidewalk at 2 a.m., and the unlikely encounter led to their debut album, Free Your Mind and Win a Pony. Dubbed "freak folk" by some, the record grooves through '60s psychedelia, blues, folk and country.

Golden Animals Ride On The Storm

Golden Animals in Studio on World Cafe 3/12/09

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Set List

"Big Red Rose"

"Try On Me"

"Bolt Of Lightning"

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Blending '60s-style psychedelic- and surf-rock with bluesy folk, Golden Animals formed when Tommy Eisner (vocals, guitar) and Linda Beercroft (vocals, percussion) met on a sidewalk in Brooklyn. After recording the Do the Roar! EP, the duo relocated out west to house-sit for cult figure Gordon Kennedy, author of Children of the Sun.

True to the band's biggest influence, The Doors' Jim Morrison, the new desert environs inspired a wealth of music. The result is Free Your Mind and Win a Pony, which was produced by Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio, Blonde Redhead).

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