Tales of Talos & Other Automatons
The Golden Chariots of Mars are a female fronted original rock and roll quartet from Minnesota. \'The Golden Chariots of Mars play a solid brand of rock and roll that is both straightforward and unpretentious in it's execution. Nothing will prepare you for the lucid classic rock flashback you are about to have.\' * The latest release from The Golden Chariots of Mars, Tales of Talos and other Automatons, is a full-length thirteen track engaging homage to psychedelic rock\'s roots album. It features a heavy blend of powerful and harmonic vocals from singer Catie Larson, crunch-filled and focused tone from guitar conjuror Joe Klous and the support of the foundation rhythm section, Sarah Brown on bass and Craig Larson on drums. \'Minnesota is probably the last place you would expect such a cool rock band to hail from. The Golden Chariots of Mars play their rock like it\'s still the 60s, with groovy bass lines, chunky riffs, psychedelic solos, and solid drumming. At it's best moments, Tales of Talos lingers somewhere between Zeppelin-esque classic rock and a style of contemporary stoner rock that is reminiscent of Monster Magnet. But there is a twist: the vocalist is female. Catie Larson has a dominating voice that is perfectly suited to the melodies being laid out by the rest of the band. The vocals are hauntingly mysterious, yet never lose sight of that rebellious rock attitude. Larson\'s vocals are obviously feminine, but they are edgy in a way that puts her miles ahead of other female vocalists. All that she has on the agenda is rocking out, and the rest of the band follows suit with great aplomb.\' * * June 2008 Music-Reviewer.