Gauntlet Hair - Stills - 2013 Noise Rock LP

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Gauntlet Hair - Stills


Label: Dead Oceans
Cat#: DOC079
Format: Vinyl, LP
has pic inner
Country: US
Released: 16 Jul 2013
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: Ethereal

Tracklist

A1 Human Nature
A2 Spew
A3 Simple
A4 Bad Apple
A5 New To It


B1 Obey Me
B2 Heave
B3 G.I.D.
B4 Falling Out
B5 Waste Your Art


Denver’s fantastically monikered Gauntlet Hair (apparently named in honour of legendary blues fellow Johnny Winter’s flowing barnet) have found a bit of character since their self-titled debut came out in 2011. Where Andy Rauworth and Craig Nice’s first effort was a vaguely pleasing but slightly dull tilt at Foals-like guitar algorithms, ‘Stills’ cuts out the needless meandering and instead digs up prime nuggets of psych-garage and short, sharp shocks of shoegaze after a poke from a cattle prod.

It’s still as hazy as a heat shimmer, but combines all the best things about music: you know, an uncanny impression of The Jesus And Mary Chain’s Jim Reid from singer Andy, ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ synths on ‘Human Nature’, stiff Talking Heads funk on ‘Heave’, and pitchy My Bloody Valentine-style disorientation on ‘GID’. Gauntlet Hair’s reference points are sublime, of course, but when they come up with the grudging funk of ‘Simple’, it’s something that’s all their own work.


Gauntlet Hair - Simple


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Gauntlet Hair - Human Nature

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Gauntlet Hair - Bad Apple

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Gauntlet Hair - Heave

...stiff Talking Heads funk

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Condition New
Format LP
Label Dead Oceans