The Golden Dawn

A group from Austin, Texas, that was formed in the mid-60s and dissolved in the late 60s, and that didn't see its one and only album, Power Plant, released until after they were no longer a thing and the 13th Floor Elevators had successfully paved the way with the successful release of their debut LP. I get the Elevators comparison, but it's a bit of a shallow one: the Golden Dawn was a little less blues, a little more melancholic, and a little more lo-fi. At times, they sound like they're anticipating the twee movement of the 80s. They had more of a garage pedigree, too, which shines through on songs like "I'll Be Around."