GOLD LAKE

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GOLD LAKE - Rock Indie space rock Shoegaze Dream Pop Live Act in New York

GOLD LAKE Short Info

Brooklyn band Gold Lake recently relased their debut album, Years, mixed by Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, The Walkmen, Father John Misty).

Founding members, Carlos and Lua, met in Carlos' hip night club in Madrid in the midst of the Spanish capital's music scene. Shortly after moving to Brooklyn they started Gold Lake as a duo, transforming into a four-piece for live shows. Since their first shows, Gold Lake have been playing non-stop. Opening for Nada Surf, Basia Bulat, El Guincho, and more recently, Midlake on their European tour this past Summer as well as supporting The Lumineers. They have played Toronto NXNE’s festival, Brooklyn's Northside Festival, SXSW, CMJ, Pop Montreal.

After a couple of years of playing live, Carlos and Lua sat down to write and record what would be their debut album in Madrid at La Cabaña with engineer Jose Nortes and then mixing it in Seattle with legendary producer Phil Ek.

Released on Nov 4th on Outside Music, in YEARS we find Gold Lake have created a sound which shimmers and glimmers in a different way to what they had been doing up to now. There is an evolution, a heavy use of harmonies and instrumental passages that take the listener on a journey, soaring the skies looking down on a transparent ocean with it’s lulling waves. YEARS talks of three years in the making of a new life, new experiences, new tragedies and new joys. Of what it is like to leave a known territory, a place where you know where you stand, who people are and where everyone knows who you are, and leave that to go to a new land where you have yet to explore lifestyles, people and feelings. That unsure yet exciting emotion that lives within Change.

Spin Magazine called their first single, We Already Exist, “Majestic” and “fruit of Divine Inspiration” and others such as Clash Magazine and Filter said it was “effortlessly beautiful”. With their second single, “Lovers”, Stereogum said: "The crux of ('Lovers') is the vulnerability in the vocals that are strategically sandwiched between two episodic bursts of instrumentation. The waling, lo-fi guitar that cries out from a distance in the beginning cuts out at the minute mark, replaced by the closeness of Lua Rios' stunning vocals layered over a twinkling guitar”.

SPIN: "Majestic". "We Already Exist,” an airy reverie that also bears Ek’s fingerprints, a woodsy, driving rhythm that’s bolstered by singer Lua Rios’ vocals, which sound like the stuff of Divine Inspiration."

Stereogum: "The crux of ('Lovers') is the vulnerability in the vocals that are strategically sandwiched between two episodic bursts of instrumentation. The waling, lo-fi guitar that cries out from a distance in the beginning cuts out at the minute mark, replaced by the closeness of Lua Rios' stunning vocals layered over a twinkling guitar”.

Noisey: “The Brooklyn-based band hails from Madrid, but listening to their latest album you'd think they're from California. Their breezy dream-pop, with it's bright guitar riffs and gauzy harmonies - mixed by Phil Ek, who's helped Father John Misty and Fleet foxes achieve a similar sound – has the feel of a place where the sun shinges almost all 365 days a year”

Clash Magazine: "Gold Lake are arresting from their name alone. In an era when guitar music fluctuates between dolequeue-realism and avant complexity, it's re-freshing to hear something so effortlessly beautiful."

Noisey: "'Lovers' simmers at a perfect temperature, a gossamer-fine ripple of guitars providing the bed for Gold Lake's boygirl vocals to intermingle. It's all terrifically romantic and wild."

Filter Magazine: "I was already excited for Gold Lake's upcoming album, Years, and with the release of the hauntingly ethereal track "We Already Exist" I just can't take the anticipation anymore! The Brooklyn trio has always oozed talent, but from the sounds of this track, their recent collaboration with producer Phil Ek (The Shins, Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty) has paid off in spades"

Brooklyn band Gold Lake recently relased their debut album, Years, mixed by Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, The Walkmen, Father John Misty).

Founding members, Carlos and Lua, met in Carlos' hip night club in Madrid in the midst of the Spanish capital's music scene. Shortly after moving to Brooklyn they started Gold Lake as a duo, transforming into a four-piece for live shows. Since their first shows, Gold Lake have been playing non-stop. Opening for Nada Surf, Basia Bulat, El Guincho, and more recently, Midlake on their European tour this past Summer as well as supporting The Lumineers. They have played Toronto NXNE’s festival, Brooklyn's Northside...

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Past Gigs GOLD LAKE

  • 05 | 2015 Los Angeles Harvard & Stone
  • 04 | 2015 Montreal L'esco
  • 04 | 2015 Toronto CMW - Drake Hotel
  • 03 | 2015 NY Pianos
  • 03 | 2015 New Haven Bar
  • 03 | 2015 Philadelphia North Star Bar
  • 10 | 2014 NY Baby's All Right
  • 09 | 2014 NY Glasslands
  • 09 | 2014 NY CMJ
  • 08 | 2014 Toronto Horshoe Tavern
  • 08 | 2014 Montreal Pop Montreal
  • 06 | 2014 Sheffield City Hall - with MIDLAKE
  • 06 | 2014 London Rough Trade
  • 06 | 2014 Madrid La Riviera - with THE LUMINEERS
  • 06 | 2014 Lyon L'Epicerie Modern - with MIDLAKE
  • 06 | 2014 Whitley Bay Playhouse - with MIDLAKE
  • 05 | 2014 London Hoxton Square Bar
  • 05 | 2014 London Kopparberg Urban Forest Festival
  • 05 | 2014 Halifax Minster - with MIDLAKE

Discography GOLD LAKE

  • 2014 YEARS Album | Outside Music

Media

  • Video Gold Lake - Lovers - [OFFIC...
  • Video Gold Lake - We Already Exist
  • Sound We Already Exist
  • Sound Lovers

Origin

  • New York US