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Gauntlet Hair – “Top Bunk”

MP3: || Top Bunk ||

I meant to post this song a long time ago, but I didn’t. Basically, Gauntlet Hair rocks, this song rocks, and the album this song’s gonna be on is gonna rock. Gauntlet Hair will be out October 18 on Dead Oceans.

INTERVIEW: Gauntlet Hair

My newest interview is with the Colorado maximalist duo Gauntlet Hair. After two 7″s and lots of national praise, I talked with Andy R. about their sound, Denver, their success, and their future. Hit the jump for the full interview.

The Noise Is: Unlike a few others, I think the name Gauntlet Hair is perfect! How did you guys land on it? And how did the group get its start? Was a two-piece the idea from the start?
Andy R.: The name came about when we lived in Chicago. Long story. I can tell you that it has absolutely nothing to do with video games or some infatuation with the Medieval. I’ve tried to explain it before but I don’t think anyone payed attention. So lets just say that its personal.
Gauntlet Hair started in Chicago but Craig and I have been playing together since our freshman year of high-school. Our first practice space was his moms basement. You could say our sound kind of grew with us…punk rock(15-16 y.o.)… grindcore(16-17)…some kind of folk(18-19)…experimental noise(19-20)…Gauntlet Hair(20-present).
Being a two-piece was not the initial idea. We’ve played with a lot of different people. It just took us a while to realize that we don’t work well with others.

Full Inteview

Gauntlet Hair – “Out, Don’t…”

Genre: Pop, Experimental, Noise, Dream
Year: 2010
Location: Lafayette, CO
Label: Mexican Summer

MP3: || “Out, Don’t…” ||

This Colorado two-piece is furthering itself as one of 2010’s best new bands.  Seriously, they only have five songs recorded and they all are incredible, that has to amount for something.  Here it there newest maximalist-dream single, “Out, Don’t…,” out now on Mexican Summer on clear gold/yellow vinyl.  Buy it here.  And if you haven’t already, check out huge track “I Was Thinking…” from an earlier 7″ on Forest Family Records.

2010 Half-Year List!

Man the year’s flying by! Here’s a bunch of my favorite albums, EPs, and 7″s so far this year, in alphabetical order. What’s some of your favs? Comment with them!


Albatross – Bugs, Berfday, Gum
Allo Darlin’ – Allo Darlin’
Beach House – Teen Dream
Beach Fossils – Beach Fossils
Caddywhompus – Remainder
Citay – Dream Get Together
Emeralds – Does It Look Like I’m Here?
Fang Island – Fang Island
Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma
Free Energy – Stuck On Nothing
Harlem – Hippies
Light Pollution – Apparitions
Local Natives – Gorilla Manor
Mount Carmel – Mount Carmel
Surfer Blood – Astrocoast
Suckers – Wild Smile
The Tallest Man on Earth – The Wild Hunt
Tame Impala – Innerspeaker
Trouble Books – Gathered Tones
Vampire Weekend – Contra
Wild Nothing – Gemini
Young Mammals – Carrots


Former Thieves – The Great and Alleged Great
Ghost Mall – Goons
Glitter Bones – Returning The Magic
Hooray For Earth – Momo
James Blake – CMYK
Keepaway – Baby Style
Megachurch – Megachurch
Tanlines – Settings


A Lull – “Weapons For War” b/w “Spread It All Around”
Cloud Nothings – “Didn’t You” b/w “Even If It Worked Out”
Family Trees – “Dream Talkin”
Gauntlet Hair – “I Was Thinking…” b/w “Our Scenery”
Japandroids – “Younger Us” b/w “Sex and Dying in High Society”
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – “Say No To Love” b/w “Lost Saint”

Gauntlet Hair – I Was Thinking… 7″

Genre: Pop, Experimental, Noise, Dream
Year: 2010
Location: Lafayette, CO
Label: Forest Family Records

MP3: || “I Was Thinking…” ||

MP3: || “Our Scenery” ||

I am a little late on the rush, but any time is a good time for Gauntlet Hair! I had the music a while back, but “I Was Thinking…” didn’t hit me until recently, and it hit big. I feel like every “witty comparison to something abstract” has been already written, so go read those for yourself. In the meantime, check out this incredible 7″ released by Forest Family Records.  If you were cooler than me and caught onto this earlier, you should have or did order the “cloudy” 7″, because at this point it has sold out. Rumor has it that they are have or are going to begin recording a full-length soon.



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