Straight from the indie haven of Brooklyn, Little Gold brings a new-fangled sound to the scene. Low-fi folk with a fuzzy backdrop, their unique reverberation does not disappoint. Be sure to download Little Gold's track "Sisters & Friends" on Epitonic; you'll find yourself singing along in no time! While your at it, we hope you take great pleasure in listening to Little Gold's plethora of hand-picked songs. The team at Epitonic most certainly did!
Selections courtesy of Little Gold's Christian Deroeck (ex-Woods):
King Khan & the Shrines "Land of the Freak"
song is like the Stooges meets Otis Redding, and it's fucking unreal!
King Khan is so consistently great, and I can't think of another singer
of his generation that even comes close to touching him. No one does it
White Fence "Get That Heart"
Lo-fi psychedelia sounds
great and all, but a lot of times bands use it to hide the fact that
they can't write songs. Tim Presley of White Fence wins because he
writes great songs, some of which could be lost Kinks gems. Is Growing
Faith is one of the best records I've heard in years. Brilliant,
creative production and jam-packed with hits.
Peaking Lights "Hey Sparrow"
jam of 2011! Peaking Lights are kind of like Beach House, except you
ate mescaline in the car on the way there, and by the time you get to
the beach house it's dripping in a weird neon goo that is positively
charged like in Ghostbusters II, and as you explore the house, feeling
amazing, you walk around room to room, and each room is a different
song. They all show you something new, and then guide you on to the
next one. 936 barely left my turntable all summer.
Bill Callahan "Sycamore"
you want to do is be the fire part of fire" Bill Callahan drops great
lines like they're weighing him down. I get the feeling listening to
his records that he would write these songs even if there was no one
else to hear them, and that is why I love him. He does this because he
Creep "You" (Planningtorock remix)
Far fucking out!
This is more psychedelic than half the current bands who identify as
such. I love how minimal it is at the start, then it sorta creeps along
like a slow-rolling blob monster, picking up bits and pieces along the
way til the epic climax where it fucking destroys the town.
Comet Gain "Why I Try to Look so Bad"
there was any justice in the world this song would be on every jukebox,
radio station, and in the hearts of every man, woman and child in the
entire world. Comet Gain are such a great, underrated band. If i was
dictator of earth this would be our global anthem.
Radical Dads "Walking Wires"
fell in love with the Dads when we played together at Bruar Falls on
New Years Eve, and my love for them has only grown. They are not only
the best indie rock band in New York City, they are some of the sweetest
people you'll ever meet. I'm very happy to say we'll be releasing
their debut LP on Loud Baby Sounds this fall!
Dead Moon "Going South"
take it back, if I was dictator of earth our anthem would absolutely be
"Going South" or "Dagger Moon", and there would be mandatory screenings
of Unknown Passage on a nightly basis. Dead Moon took the DIY ethos
beyond music and applied it to everything they did. Fred Cole sings so
fiercely and with such passion he puts all rock n' roll singers to shame
except maybe Iggy. Toody is possibly the coolest person in rock,
period. This band just rules so hard.
Rocketship "I Love You Like the Way I Used To Do"
am a sucker for this aesthetic, and not many do it better than
Rocketship. I only recently heard them, which is a shame because 15
year-old me would have won the hearts of who knows how many alternative
babes if I'd only had Rocketship in my mixtape arsenal.
Simon Joyner "I Will Find You"
does Lennon *almost* better than Lennon on this one. His lyrics and
voice are so distinctive, and he is the rare songwriter who can sing a
line like "if you're lost you can call me and I will find you" and make
you believe it. He is honest without being earnest, which is one of the
hardest things to do. Last year he even let his fans host his shows in
their homes. What a great guy!