Just when you think great guitar music is on its way out, there’s always a track or two that keep you holding onto the thin threads that represent today’s indie-rock scene. Gold Connections’ new track “Icarus” is a solid reason to clutch hold of the great roots of guitar music, and to keep fighting for it to stay alive.
“Icarus” is a seven-and-a-half minute haze that integrates distorted, detuned guitars with a slacker sound that develops into a punk-infused rendition basking in colourful psychedelia.
The first three minutes are a refreshing trip down memory lane where guitars ring with Stephen Malkmus’ Pavement sound, Old-school rock vocals from frontman Will Marsh enter the fray; vocals that are satisfyingly shaky towards the end of each sentence.
Starting off soft, “Icarus” soon develops into a chaotic crash of persistent percussion, with heaps of cymbal smashing that integrate a haze of layered guitars, emitting psychedelic gold and twinkles of shouty punk.
Stream Gold Connections’ new track “Icarus “ and find their North American tour dates below.
1 - Washington DC. - The Pinch
3 - Harrisonburg VA - The Golden Pony
5 - Philadelphia PA - Johnny Brenda's *
6 - NYC, NY - Berlin
13 - Queens NY - Trans-Pecos #
15 - NYC, NY - The Cake Shop
19 - Norfolk, VA - Charlie's American Cafe
28 - Washington DC - The Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage
3 - Lynchburg VA - Kegney Brothers
9 - Oxford, MS - The Shelter
12 - Richmond VA- The National ^
* w/ Avers
# w/ Palehound, The Lemon Twigs & more
^ w/ Car Seat Headrest