If you haven’t heard by now, that the mystical creatures once known as GOBBLE GOBBLE have shape shifted into what is now known as Born Gold, then I don’t know what you’ve been doing with your life. It’s been over a year since I first met these guys. And I can say I haven’t met a more genuine group of artists since. To the core, from performance, to music, to personality, you will see fun and heart-feltedness.
Holding tight to the ankle of this emerging baby was a second surprise. It’s name: Body Songs. The debut full-length has some things we’ve heard before, polished and re-mastered; as well as some brand new sounds that mark their territory as their new reincarnation. With birth, or in this case, rebirth, begins evolution. And I think we can expect this baby to grow to be a beautiful and shining star. And I’ll be here watching it and enjoying all the while.
Ever wanted to sever all earthly ties and ship off to an alternate 80s-verse where flying cars and sentient arcade machines run rampant? Com Truise has you covered. Along with Dylan Ettinger, James Ferraro, and others, Truise (né Seth Haley) occupies a growing niche of artists blending retro synth-pop with visions of a Total Recall-style sci-fi landscape. While we got a taste of Haley’s lofty ambitions on last year’s stellar Cyanide Sisters, Galactic Melt blows them up full scale, making for the best virtual vacation you could ask for. Album cut “Hyperlips” whirrs to life with the sound of warbled, droid-like vocals, morphing from a burbling soundscape into a groove-steeped dance jam. Synths fire like rayguns, drumbeats rain from the cosmos, and the track soon fades into the neon-lit ether.