July 29th, 2011 | Features | 0 Comments
Gauntlet Hair came out of nowhere like two years ago with a couple songs that were just really awesome and everyone was like, “OMG THEY’RE SO GOOD!” They didn’t release an EP, album or anything, but just rode that buzz-band wave. Hopefully the reason they took so long was cuz they were crafting an amazing album which they’ve just announced will be released on October 18th on Dead Oceans. The announcement came with a first single/song “Top Bunk”, which I wrote about below.
Marc: Gauntlet Hair is a pretty awesome band. Not only are their singles good, but live they’re pretty awesome also. The shirtless drummer is pretty key, as shirtless drummers tend to be. You shouldn’t be wearing a shirt if you’re a drummer unless you’re playing in the middle of a snowstorm or something. Anyways, the new song “Top Bunk” really isn’t radically different from what’s come before, but it is more of the same awesome Cocteau Twins-esque guitars meets beat-y drums and interesting melodies. I doubt the album will be a masterpiece but it will probably be a very solid effort full of solid songs: 8.1 on Pitchfork with Best New Music is my early prediction. Hopefully it won’t be a couple awesome singles with 6 tracks of filler (ahem, Tennis, ahem). Either way, I’m really looking forward to it.