Celebrate New Golden Suits Album Tomorrow at Mercury Lounge

October 6th, 2016

Not only is Fred Nicolaus one half of the folk-pop duo Department of Eagles alongside Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen, but he also fronts his own psychedelic-folkie solo project called Golden Suits (above, performing “Under Your Wing” live in studio for WNYC FM’s Soundcheck). The name comes from the last line of John Cheever’s “The Country Husband,” and the subject matter of the self-titled debut full-length (stream it below) was inspired by a difficult year filled with money problems, relationship problems and rat problems. “Steeped in handclaps, tambourine, deceptively simple guitar lines, soulful piano and swirling melodies festooned with enigmatic lyrics, Nicolaus has crafted a truly engaging set of oddball pop songs that deftly blur the line between the convoluted lives of those who populate the pages of Cheever’s evocative short stories and Nicolaus’ own triumphs and misfortunes,” praised AllMusic. His second album, Kubla Khan, comes out tomorrow, and you can celebrate its arrival with Golden Suits at tomorrow’s early show at Mercury Lounge. Brooklyn’s Wilder Maker kick off the festivities.