Vancouver-based Gold & Youth
write songs tinged with nostalgic desire. Their music evokes memories of neo-noir Los Angeles, cinematic haze and midnight solitudes.
Building off the acclaim for their Time To Kill / City Of Quartz 7"
single, heralded by the Guardian and NME, and a cross-Canada tour supporting Diamond Rings, Gold & Youth
will release their debut album Beyond Wilderness
in early 2013.
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, most recently, Louise Burns, already well known for her own work as a solo artist, lending her voice to four of the album's tracks, including the first single 'Jewel'.
The 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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