The Meier brothers of Goldensuns — Chase, Jantzen, and Weston — may have spent much of their formative years in Utah, but the spirit of the Golden State has been a fixture in the band’s brand of indie rock. “Kings Cup”, a highlight of their 2013 self-titled EP, played out like beach bonfire anthem, complete with an intricate arrangement of bright, jumpy guitar lines. Meanwhile, the breezy, fuzz-tangled melodies of last year’s “I Feel This Place” found itself featured in a Billabong ad campaign, and thus, a home in the heart of every gnarly surfer on the West Coast.
The three-piece, which has since moved to its rightful place, aka Los Angeles, continues to mine and mold its own California sound on its latest single “Golden Chains”. Here, Goldensuns capture the City of Angels after dark — its energy lively, longing, and a bit dangerous. “Maybe these fellas weren’t good enough for you, maybe I can show you why,” Chase sings over a softly glowing backdrop of funky, synth-accompanied rock that recalls MGMT mixed with Local Natives. “It’s hard enough waking up alone baby so just try.”
Accompanying the song is an official music video directed by Wyatt Noble. In it, Goldensuns can be seen performing beneath the shimmering disco ball of a sweaty nightclub. Chase also tries his best to get a girl’s attention. “It was really an awesome experience having only close friends working on this video either in front or behind the camera,” the band said of the filming.