The entrancing, spiralling melodies of “Golden Child” from Philadephia-based psychedelic band Magic Cobra leads you backwards and forwards through time in musical history. The shimmering, fuzzy and fiery guitar work melts with the keyboard undertones while preserving a core of folk-inflected songwriting. One hears echoes of Camper Van Beethoven covering Status Quo’s “Pictures of Matchstick Men” through the lens of late 90s Brian Jonestown Massacre. The potential nod to Syd Barrett’s “Golden Hair” is deft as well. Touchstones aside, “Golden Child” is an immersive sonic expression of joyous ardor. Listen to “Golden Child” on Soundcloud and follow Magic Cobra at the links below.