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"OMG You're Killing Me" from Danny and Caroline's 2016 release, Beauty and the Beard, was selected to be featured on The 9:37 Local by 107.1 The Peak. The Peak radio station serves up "World Class Rock" in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Fairfield, North Jersey and Long Island. The 9:37 Local is sponsored by Daryl's House Club in Pawling, NY.
Each issue comes with a digital sampler that is a free download and includes 33 MP3s. This issue's digital sampler includes tracks by, among others: Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Fraham, Chad Valley, Cheatahs, Club 8, Martin Courtney, The Dears, Editors, EL VY, Girls Names, Nicolas Godin, John Grant, Gwenno, Richard Hawley, Here We Go Magic, Julia Holter, Neon Indian, Ought, Ride, Shopping, Silicon, The Velvet Underground, Chris Walla, Young Galaxy, Younghusband, Zombi
"In upstate New York, the husband-wife pop duo Danny and Caroline Golub, from Bedford Hills, have been writing, rehearsing and producing upbeat, cheery pop songs with big hooks since 2011. Danny plays guitar, writes songs and sings, while his wife Caroline plays keys, writes and sings.
Their irresistible new single, “OMG You’re Killing Me,” from the duo’s upcoming debut full-length album, Beauty and the Beard, is set to drop officially on Friday. The album was produced by Wil Farr (Hurrah! A Bolt of Light) who also played bass. Drums were performed by Dan Wintersteen.
Since forming in 2011, the duo have dropped a trio of EPs. The song, “Better Days,” from the EP, Bee’s Kneez EP, was featured in a Coca-Cola commercial promoting the Olympic Games in Sochi. This gave them a nice boost of publicity and legitimacy with a loyal group of fans and followers, mainly from New York State, and particularly in New York City, according to Caroline and Danny.
The duo enjoy experimenting with instruments, writing and recording songs and making ‘fun music videos’. The newest video for “OMG You’re Killing Me” exemplifies the duo’s unique character. They’ve opened for bands like Hurrah! A Bolt of Light, Hee Young, Swear and Shake and include among their top musical influences artists like Ben Folds, Imogen Heap, Kings of Convenience, Broken Social Scene, and Feist."
Check out our song "Better Days" being featured in an ad campaign by Coca Cola, promoting the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Socchi, Russia. (The ads describe a contest for which people were nomitated to carry the olympic torch based on their efforts to better their community and the world!)
We are thrilled that the Indie Folk-Rock duo Danny and Caroline are joining the line-up for our second “Songs for a Cause” event on November 15 at the Katonah Village Library in Westchester County, NY.
Here’s a little window into Danny and Caroline - who they are and their songwriting lives.
1) Why are you singer-songwriters?
We both feel that in a way songwriting chose us. As young kids we were exposed to music, and chose to make it a big part of our lives as we got older. We were fortunate enough to be accepted into a songwriting program that helped us nurture out abilities. Collaborating has helped us find our identity as songwriters.
2) What are your major influences? (an oldie but a goodie)
Musically our biggest influences are Ben Folds, Kings of Convenience. Our parents have always had a huge influence on our career choice. They have always encouraged us, and supported us along the way.
3) What social causes move you?
Helping under-privileged children, and Anti-Bullying. As someone who was severely bullied and found solace in arts, I know music can really make a difference.
4) Tell us about a few of the favorite songs you've written.
We will always remember the first song we wrote together. In a lot of ways it has been our biggest success - it was featured in a Coca Cola advertisement in Russia. For us it marks the beginning of something special.
5) If you weren't singer-songwriters, what would you be?
Danny would own his own music school. Currently Danny teaches through Music in Chappaqua to help fund our musical endeavors. Caroline would have been working in the film industry. Instead, she films and edits music videos to help promote the songs we write.