New Song: The Tontons, ‘Golden’

Listen to The Tontons’ new single “Golden” (and see how nice they look in outerwear!).

“I’ve given up on all of your golden days,” Asli Omar sings on the Tontons‘ “Golden,” but the song itself sounds anything but defeated. The rhythmic, guitar-driven track sounds like a younger, college-aged Metric, and much like Emily Haines (Metric’s lead singer), Omar carries an empowering, emotional lead vocal. “You were never strong enough to break me down,” she sings on the CAT-CHY hook. Yeeeah, we don’t know about you, but we’re getting this on the ol’ iPod stat (or insert musical device of choice here). This ish is perfect for LES romps (while probably pretending to be Santigold).

Listen to “Golden” by The Tontons after the jump.

The Tontons — who are (awesomely) named after the “Star Wars” Hoth sorta-horse — hail from Houston, and the indie rockers have not only become local favorites, but they’re getting national praise from The New York Times! The hard-touring act has played more than 100 shows in the last year or so, completing at an Ironman-level at Austin’s SXSW festival with nine sets under their guitar straps. Seriously, we’re going to have to sleep for a week just thinking about it. Next up, the band is due to appear at Pop Montreal and New York City’s CMJ Music Marathon, so get familiar with “Golden” before the Tontons catch any more shine.

+ Listen to the Tontons’ “Golden.”