BARS OF GOLD ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, SHELTERS, TO BE RELEASED APRIL 12TH
Detroit based post-rock, indie sextet Bars of Gold have announced a new LP entitled SHELTERS due April 12th via Equal Vision Records, their first release with the label. The album was produced by the band along with Chris Koltay (War on Drugs, Kurt Vile, Deerhunter, etc.). Consisting of members of seminal post-hardcore band Bear vs. Shark and Detroit experimental mainstays Wildcatting, Bars of Gold have honed in on their frenetic, guitar-driven post-rock with the addition of a 4th guitarist, John Gaviglio, longtime friend of the band and ex-Bear vs. Shark guitarist. Add in Marc Paffi’s urgent howls and you have an ambient post-rock record with torrential rhythms, a melodic foray of extremely keen sensibilities for dynamics melded with an underlying realized anxiety. Six years since their highly lauded Wheels LP, Bars of Gold are never one to rush a good thing and it’s apparent in the carefully considered music within the tracks of SHELTERS, an album that’s fortified in friendship and family and borders on musical telepathy.
Check the video for the first single off the record, “Sometimes”. Directed by Tony Wolski / FORMER CO (Converge, The Armed, Protomartyr, etc.) the video is stages of anxiety personified with cameos from the band throughout. You can see the band live at one of their two album release parties: April 12th at the Loving Touch in Ferndale, MI and April 19th at Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids MI.
WATCH / LISTEN TO “SOMETIMES”
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