Haley Bonar is a 28 year old singer/songwriter residing in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While Ms. Bonar may seem like a fairly young songstress herself, Golder is her fifth full length record, and for good reason has been praised for writing far beyond her years. Haley is now celebrating the release of Golder on vinyl. Titled after the dreams she had about the record cover being shiny gold, Golder is an evolution into something brighter, heavier and stronger.
AV Club Twin Cities: “Louder and more pop-oriented than previous efforts, Golder is Bonar's most consumer-friendly - and strongest - album to date. This is the most comfortable she's sounded on record. The same ingredients that propel a Feist or Neko Case into the national consciousness are alive in Bonar: tactful songwriting, pop sensibilities, charisma, and arrangements that fit.”
MPR The Current: “Deep, explosive drums, robust and rumbling bass, walls of fuzzy guitar and keyboards that would leave Mr. Spector drooling... and then there's the vocals. Unique combinations of reverb and delay expertly applied by engineer Brent Sigmeth give Bonar's already more-than-pleasing voice an unprecedented breadth and an otherworldly presence; a beauty of the highest order…There's no other way to say it. Haley Bonar and her mighty, musical companions have created something marvelous indeed.
Star Tribune: “Bonar's thoughtful lyricism pervades [Golder], counterbalancing intimate poetry with hints of folksy storytelling. After a decade in the biz, the songstress has amassed an aural catalog bountiful beyond her years.
Teen Vogue: “You'll love Haley's back-porch melodies and soaring vocals.”
eMusic: “[The] lovely, latest album from Haley Bonar continues all the things she does well, sidling gently-ambling melodies with acoustic guitar, gently glowing organs, the whole thing shot through with palpable tenderness. Loving what I’m hearing.”
Gapers Block: “Bonar has a way of taking what seem like straight forward alt-country tunes and twisting them into something beautiful and interesting.”
GRAVE063 : Golder LP