For the past 20-years, Dimitri Manos and Ryen Eggleston have been writing, recording, and touring as Golden Boots. While collaborative members have joined in and moved on during that span of time, it’s always been Dimitri and Ryen as the central beating heart of the endeavor. Their unique blend of deconstructed American roots music, indie, and punk country is threaded with soulful harmonies which originated in Tucson, AZ as a 4-track home-recorded art project, and has evolved into a band that is both undeniably listenable, while also keeping with the unpredictability of their earlier shadow selves.
Both hailing from Philadelphia, Dimitri and Ryen owe 20-years of thanks to the random neighborhood pancake breakfast that brought them together while both recent Arizona transplants. Turns out some things are just meant to be and if maple syrup is involved in the kismet, well all the better. Their friendship sparked their shared creative interests and before long they were grouping together whatever instruments they had on hand to see what would come of it. Seeing as though that was 20-years ago, a whole hell of a lot came from it.
With a sound that would fit well on a mixtape containing Alex Chilton, The Clean, Beck, Flying Burrito Brothers, The Meat Puppets, early Flaming Lips and the Monkees, Golden Boots have released a respected body of work, and they’ve got even more on the way. In the summer of 2021 Dimitri (who spent many years as a member of Dr. Dog) and Ryen will be collaborating with different artists on a series of summer singles, ramping up to the release of a new full-length in 2022. The first summer single is a cover of Alan Parson’s Projects’ “Eye in the Sky” featuring Phoenician singer/songwriter Lonna Kelley on vocals & from Albuquerque, Alex McMahon (Gral Brothers/Desert Records) on pedal & lap steel guitars. This digital release will be available on Bandcamp where you can also pre-order a limited edition lathe-cut picture disc made by PIAPTK Records.