You're looking at the website for Golden Shoulders, a band from Nevada City, California. I'm sorry to say it's July 17, 2024 already.

We've made four full length albums, five li'l short EPs, and an obnoxiously-titled "greatest hits" cassette. You can buy these albums/songs from us or the iTunes Music Store. Or, by all means, listen to them on Spotify. They're all there, too.

Let My Burden Be
released on October 22nd, 2002 by Doppler Records
1. Do You Know Who You Are?
2. Finding Out
3. Bring Me Down
4. Spirit of '78
5. Golden Arms
6. the Honey, the Power, the Light (Kyle's Blues)
7. One To Be For
8. Genius
9. Sympathy
10. A Short and Fleeting Thing
11. Overhead Underground
12. Goodbye Hummingbird
13. Time We Took Away
Friendship Is Deep
released on August 24th, 2004 by Doppler Records
reissued on April 22nd, 2008 by Welcome Home
1. I Will Light You on Fire
2. Don't Ever Do That Again
3. Golden Soldiers
4. Nothing's All Right
5. This Is a Test
6. The New Breed
7. The Committee
8. Years
9. I Get Over
10. Everybody's Trying To Be My Villain
11. Believe Me
12. O Come On
13. Let My Burden Be (reissue-only bonus track)
14. Patience Darling, Patience (reissue-only bonus track)
Bee 17
BEE 17
released in 2005 by Twenty Bees
digitally reissued on January 1st, 2006 by Welcome Home
A1. Let My Burden Be
A2. 1995 Instrumental
A3. A Short and Fleeting Thing
B1. Golden Soldiers
B2. Seventeen Bees
NOTE: The original release was limited to twenty copies on lathe-cut vinyl, with each copy sporting a unique cover portrait of a Golden Shoulders contributor drawn by artist Emily Prince. These are crazy rare.
released on June 6th, 2006 by Welcome Home
1. Friends and Family
2. Daughters
3. Golden Rules
4. Be Warned
5. There's No Reason

A1. Friends and Family
A2. Everyone Everywhere
A3. Golden Rules
B1. Be Warned (demo)
B2. There's No Reason (demo)
1. Friends and Family
2. Daughters
3. Golden Rules
4. Be Warned
5. There's No Reason
6. Everyone Everywhere
7. Be Warned (demo)
8. There's No Reason (demo)
Get Reasonable
released on May 5th, 2009
1. Mountain
2. Let My Burden Be
3. Make No Mistake
4. Golden States
5. Little Nixon
6. Unconcerned Is Not Impressive Anymore
7. Know What I Think
8. Explain Yourself
9. I Was Robbed
10. Patience Darling, Patience
11. Settle Down
12. Listen Closely (I Will Fight You Now Liar)
NOTE: Check out this weak move, because this is important: in my haste I neglected to give full credit in the liner notes to two fellows who did amazing work on this record. Unbelievable. The songs "Make No Mistake" and "Golden States" were produced and arranged by Dan Elkan. The song "Explain Yourself" was produced and arranged by Bobby Birdman. Those are three of the best songs on the record, and it has everything to do with those guys. I gave them some sketchy voice-and-acoustic-guitar demos and they gave you what can only be described as "rad jams." Anyway, I'll be kicking myself for that mistake for years. No joke, this is my all-time dumbest blunder that doesn't involve one or more human females. Sorry to Dan and Bobby and thank you to Dan and Bobby. Credit where credit is dude.
Music Friends
released on April 23rd, 2013
1. Rocket Science (Brett Shady)
2. Denver, CO (Golden Shoulders)
3. Heart of Golden (Golden Shoulders)
4. Wonderful (Brett Shady)
5. Darling (Golden Shoulders)
On March 23rd, 2013, Golden Shoulders and Brett Shady recorded some previously-unheard songs in a house.

The Golden Shoulders songs on here are Adam Kline backed up by Brett Shady, Jason Graham, and Jonathan Hansard. And they were all written by Adam, except for Denver, CO, which was adapted by Adam Kline from some words by Erin Roberts.

Adam sang and played guitar and did some handclaps. Brett sang and played guitar and did some handclaps too. Jason recorded it, played drums, ukelele, keys, and sang and clapped his hands. Jonathan recorded it, played banjo, trumpet, keys, and melodica, and sang. Mastered by Dana Gumbiner.
Music Romans
released on May 6th, 2016
1. Now Accepting Applications
2. Everybody's Trying To Be My Villain
3. Know What I Think
4. Genius
5. All Your Life
During the first weekend of April, 2016, Adam Kline and Dave Brockman recorded these five songs in Dave's house. Now Accepting Applications is a brand new song. All Your Life is a song originally written for the first Golden Shoulders album in 2001 that was left off of that album. All of these recordings are new and homemade. Adam sang and played guitar. Dave drummed and played keyed instruments and sang. We had a good time. Mastered by Dana Gumbiner.
Could This Be the End
released on September 13th, 2019
1. What Could Possibly
2. Old Country
3. Part of Me
4. Golden Gates
5. Dig Me Up
6. I Think I'm At Peace With That Now
7. You Took Your Time and Mine
8. Come On, Please
9. Quit Talking
10. Setting Sun
11. Habit Of Mine
12. Respectfully, I'd Prefer You Stayed
13. Verbatim
14. xo A
Music Countrymen
download card: September 13th, 2019
digital/streaming: December 27th, 2019
1. Jay Never Felt More Alive
2. the Honey, the Power, the Light
3. Make No Mistake
4. Bucket
5. Zzzzz
At the end of August, 2019, Golden Shoulders recorded two new songs, new versions of two old songs, and a new version of a previously-unreleased, very old song, in two different houses.

Adam Kline wrote all these songs (Bucket was co-written by Kyle Field), and played them with his friends Jonathan, Barry, and David.

Adam sang and played acoustic guitar. Jonathan Hansard played banjo, sang, and played percussion. Barry Anderson played pedal steel. David Nicholson played the drums.

David's drums were recorded by Adam Boucher at Thunder Castle in Grass Valley. Everything else was recorded, and all of it was mixed, by Jef Lewis at the Boom-Boom Room in Nevada City.
Genius: the All-Time Greatest Smash Hits of All Time: Volume I
a collection of previously-released recordings,
released in audio cassette format on November 27th, 2020
I Will Light You On Fire
Golden Gates
Let My Burden Be
Do You Know Who You Are?
Golden Soldiers
Settle Down
Old Country
What You're Proposing
The Honey, the Power, the Light (Kyle's Blues)
Friends and Family
Habit of Mine
Everybody's Trying To Be My Villain
Golden States
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