Though they have a limited amount of songs streaming at their MySpace, and on their Bandcamp, there's no denying that the young (they're in high school) San Diego band Dirty Gold make instantly enjoyable tunes that make me want summer to get here faster. Five of those tunes will be the focus of an EP coming via Autumn Tone Records on April 12th, and one of them has a beach-scene-filled video that you can watch below. "California Sunrise" MP3 above.
You can also catch the trio live in NYC now. They played Cake Shop last night, continue with a 21+ show at Mercury Lounge tonight, April 5th (their published set time is 7pm which probably means 7:30), and then they finish their NYC vacation Wednesday at Union Hall. Their next show after that is back in California on April 16th at The Loft at UCSD in La Jolla (their EP release show).
Tonight's Mercury Lounge show is especially interesting, and a show we've mentioned in the past thanks to its headliner Alex Winston, who earlier today performed with no shoes (info on why HERE), and who has no other upcoming dates but this one at the moment. She just played a BV party at SXSW and before that Maxwell's. Her song "Sister Wife" now has a Star Slinger remix which you can download above.
Alex Winston @ BVSXSW 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
The Mercury Lounge bill is rounded out by Two Lights and Warm Ghost (who also played a BV SXSW show). Want to go for free? I have two pairs of tickets for tonight's show that you can win right now. Details and other stuff below...
Dirty Gold - California Gold
TO WIN A PAIR OF Alex Winston/Dirty Gold tickets: E-mail BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM. In the subject of the email, write "Dirty Alex Winston". Include your first and last name in the email. Two winners will be chosen at random and contacted ASAP. Good luck! (and note: your email will not be used for any evil purposes or shared or anything).
Dirty Gold - 2011 Tour Dates
4/04/11: Cake Shop :: w/ Yukon Blonde
04/05/11: Mercury Lounge :: w/ Alex Winston
04/06/11: Union Hall :: w/ Country Mice