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Gold & Youth

Gold & Youth

GOLD & YOUTH is a band based in Vancouver and Toronto who write songs tinged with nostalgic desire. Their music evokes memories of neo-noir Los Angeles, cinematic haze and midnight solitudes.

Debut album BEYOND WILDERNESS, to be released this summer on Arts & Crafts, draws on aesthetics and instrumentation reminiscent of the 1980s. Dark and expansive synthetic textures are punctuated by programmed drums and interwoven with melancholy vocals, detuned synth melodies and understated guitars. The album varies from the cold, industrial sounds of Depeche Mode to the tenderness of Avalon-era Roxy Music.

The band is comprised of MATTHEW LYALL, MURRAY MCKENZIE, JEFF MITCHELMORE and LOUISE BURNS (who lends her voice to four of the album’s tracks and is well known for her own work as a solo artist). The band has made early festival appearances at SXSW, CMW, and Rifflandia, as well as The Great Escape (UK) and Big Sound (Australia). Their record was produced by COLIN STEWART (Black Mountain, New Pornographers, Dan Mangan) and mixed by GARETH JONES (Depeche Mode, Interpol, Grizzly Bear).

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