HAIM & CULTS GIVEAWAY
We are excited to announce that Hearing Gold will be hosting two giveaways courtesy of our friends over at With A Bullet. The prizes will feature recent LP releases including New York’s indie-pop outfit, Cults and their second full-length, Static (released October 14 via Columbia) as well as the debut studio album from LA’s indie-rock trio, HAIM titled Days Are Gone (released September 30 via Columbia/Polydor).
Giveaway with Cults and Haim will include either:
- 1 vinyl or 1 CD copy of Cults’ “Static" or
- 1 CD copy of Haim’s “Days Are Gone”
Email us at email@example.com with the subject line “October 2013 Giveaway”. Please include your full name, mailing address, and which artist’s album you want, including the format (either CD or vinyl if applicable).
Applicants will be randomly selected to determine the winners of the giveaway. Contest closes October 31st, 2013. *The giveaway is only available to Canadian residents at this time.*
INTERVIEW: SLOW MAGIC
Slow Magic—an imaginary friend, an anonymous entity, and a purveyor of the visual-centric electronic music community. It’s been a mysterious and fast journey for our imaginary friend, but we’ve been keeping a close eye and ear on the project since its mysterious inception not too long ago. Slow Magic’s world of vibrantly dreamy and upbeat styles are paired with a rich palette of visually invigorating imagery which takes the listener into a world of uninhibited imagination. Check out our interview with Slow Magic below when he stopped by Vancouver to play a set in support of Gold Panda. We talk anonymity, stage presence, touring, Santa Claus, public jaywalking, and a new full-length album.
MINI DRESSES - WATCHING YOU
Boston-via-Austin dream pop outfit Mini Dresses returns with brand new material, with “Watching You” catching our ears. The duo, consisting of Lira Mondal and Caufield Schnug, navigate through pleasant flavors of the shoegaze and hazy dream pop variety while subtly expanding the palette with hints of world music influences. With gorgeous silky vocals, layered guitar melodies, and the reverb dial turned to maximum, the track goes down like sweet, dream pop syrup. You can grab the track over at the duo’s Bandcamp.
MP3: Mini Dresses - Watching You
Check out Australian outfit Gold Fields with Brooklyn’s Rush Midnight and Vancouver’s Noble Oak this Saturday, August 31st at Fortune Sound Club.
Advance tickets are available at local record stores Zulu, Red Cat, BeatStreet, Highlife and online here. You can also visit the event page here. See you there!
ODESZA - MY FRIENDS NEVER DIE
Seattle-based duo Odesza continue to flex their pristine production muscles, returning strong with their newest cut “My Friends Never Die”. The banger hits hard through a plethora of prominent crossover melodies, with heavy synths thoughtfully balanced with lighter arpeggios, chopped vocal samples, and percussive work. Style is recognizably that of the duo’s joined skills and tastes, forming to craft Odesza’s freshest effort. You can find the track on the duo’s forthcoming EP of the same name dropping soon on September 17th.
MP3: Odesza - My Friends Never Die
Previously: [Interview] Odesza
SIEREN - JUST LIKE
Here’s one from the back catalogue of Berlin’s Sieren titled “Just Like”. With a sharp ear and skilled hands, this producer delves deep into the UK bass and future garage scenes. Bold house beats take charge over a dark and expansive space of cold, melodic chimes, vocal samples and low bass. Find more of his sounds over at Soundcloud.
Stream: Sieren - Just Like
IDLE MIND - MINE (FEAT. PAUL FRANCIS)
Calgary’s Idle Mind (a.k.a. Jashan Makan) recently dropped a dreamy electronic EP titled Without Me with one of its tracks, “Mine (Ft. Paul Francis)”, capturing our attention. A steady build of gleaming melodies take their time weaving around while a gorgeous vocal melody lends itself to the dreamy soundscape. You can grab the track and the rest of the EP over at Bandcamp.
MP3: Idle Mind - Mine (Ft. Paul Francis)
SAVAGE SISTER - FRACTALFINGERS
Chicago’s Savage Sister just dropped their debut self-titled album which contains a handful of dreamy, expansive numbers. The shoegaze outfit lays on the reverb thick and crafts an icy soundscape in “fractalfingers”, a track led by gorgeous, floating vocals, gleaming synths, and moody bass lines. You can grab the track and the rest of the album over at their Bandcamp.
MP3: Savage Sister - fractalfingers