"Random sound effects and clips add to the track's oddness but don't detract from 'Lafayette', which is engaging, impressive, and a lot of fun to listen to." - Adam Morgan, Surviving the Golden Age
Gold Cult is the Chicago, IL duo of Blaine Welsh (guitar/vocals) and Mikey Moran (bass/percussion/vocals), with a rotating cast of friends providing live interpretations of the band’s songs. They released their debut EP, Been Still, in January of 2013, and have steadily developed a strong local following, gaining the attention of The Chicago Tribune and Brooklyn Vegan Chicago in the process. The band has also recorded a Daytrotter session and played shows opening for TEEN, Doldrums, Sean Nicholas Savage, and Pure Bathing Culture.
These two new singles, “Round and Round” and “Lafayette”, precede a full-length the band is currently working on and planning to release by the end of the year. The songs developed during the harsh, solitary winter of 2013 and 2014, and were recorded between the Columbia College studio and Moran’s home studio. All mixing and mastering was also done in Moran’s home studio. The experimental instrumental, "Lafayette," dabbles in elements of jazz while maintaining a strong indie rock backbone, with a prominent bass lead. Post-production additives lend the track's climax a spacey, otherworldly quality akin to moments on Built To Spill's You In Reverse.
Round and Round b/w Lafayette is available digitally July 8 from Gold Cult's Bandcamp.