MY GOLD MASK RELEASES "BATTLES (MR. KITTY REMIX)"
LISTEN + DOWNLOAD - "Battles (Mr. Kitty Remix)"
LISTEN - My Gold Mask "Battles"
Last week, Noisey premiered My Gold Mask's newest single, "Battles." Today, the band is excited to share the Mr. Kitty remix of the song.
At the crossroads of underground and over the top, zoned in and plugged out, raw and riotous, lives Chicago's My Gold Mask. The band's exotic spells and murderous ballads have built a unique wall of sound that some have likened to a metallic symphony - pretty impressive when you consider My Gold Mask has, until recently, been a duo.
Lead vocalist and percussionist Gretta Rochelle first met guitarist Jack Armondo at a rooftop party; their first words to each other were about music, and ever since the conversation between the two principal songwriters of MGM has stayed there, resulting in two well-received EPs in 2010: A Thousand Voices and A Million Miles (From Where We Were Last) , as well as a self-titled debut LP and the band's latest: 2013's Leave Me Midnight.
The recent addition of third member James Andrew brings forth both traditional and electronic drums - triggering synth pads and basslines - for much denser arrangements and synthetic layers, that compliment the band's core songwriting. "My Gold Mask has always been a vehicle for our ever evolving artistic impulses," says Armondo on the band's evolution. "From day one we established that the very identity of the band could change at our whims, hence the name".
In support of LLM, My Gold Mask returned to the forefront with a new Daytrotter session, a first-ever national headlining tour and joined Metric at Red Bull Sound Select's inaugural concert, building on their roster of supporting acts like Twin Shadow, The New Pornographers, Blonde Redhead, and Waaves.
In 2014, the trio will continue to create new material, having just released digital-only singles of "Dangerous," "Severed," and now "Battles."
"Battles is about struggle and duality," says Rochelle of the new single's motivation. "Lyrically, I was inspired by the conflict of society vs nature."
"a period homage that avoids sounding dated thanks to the band's raw primordial stomp." -- Pitchfork
"My Gold Mask gets mega sounds and emotion out of two instruments" -- FADER
"...dark-pop purveyors who cut their thick, smoky atmospherics with buoyant rhythms and elevated melody." -- SPIN
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