by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Born Gold - "Alabaster Bodyworlds" (MP3)
Born Gold (via Gobble Gobble's facebook)
Canadian electropop futurists Gobble Gobble changed their name to Born Gold last week. The members are the same, the music is even more paralyzing. They'll release their debut LP under the new name, Bodysongs, on September 20 via Hovercraft/Crash Symbols. You can pre-order the album now on Insound and receive a digital download on September 9. Megan James of Purity Ring, the duo in which Born Gold's Corin Roddick is also a member designed the cover art. Check that artwork out below, along with the tracklist.
Grace your ears with the album's lead track, "Alabaster Bodyworlds," which you can grab above. It's skittering jungle beats and tropical electropop sounds like the perfect thing to throw on as you're cruising through rainforests in your spacecraft. You know, because people do that, right?
Born Gold will tour the US and Canada in support of their new album and new name this September and October. The tour includes dates with Blood Diamonds, Dan Deacon, Washed Out, Magic Mountain, Braids and more. They'll play Brooklyn on September 20 at Glasslands and continue to tour for the next month before culminating their run with CMJ shows in NYC. Those shows have not been announced yet. Tickets are on sale now for the Glasslands show. No opener has been announced yet.
Braids have other shows coming up too.
Washed Out have an upcoming tour with Cut Copy and Midnight Magic.
All dates, album art (NSFW?) and tracklist below...
Born Gold - Bodysongs
1 Lawn Knives
2 End of Days
3 Decimate Everything
4 Morning Bath
5 Boring Horror
8 Eat Sun, Son
9 Alabaster Bodyworlds
10 Early Birthday
Born Gold -- 2011 Tour Dates
09-04 - Vancouver, BC - The Electric Owl~
09-06 - Eureka, CA - The Barn In Fortuna
09-07 - Santa Cruz, CA - 105 Pioneer Street
09-08 - San Francisco, CA - Knockout
09-09 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
09-10 - San Diego, CA - Tin Can Alehouse$
09-11 - Phoenix, AZ - La Casa que de Mu´sica Integrado
09-12 - Santa Fe, NM - VFW
09-13 - Englewood, CO - Moe's*
09-14 - Lawrence, KS - Jackpot Saloon
09-16 - Grinnell, IA - Gardner Lounge+
09-17 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick#
09-18 - Pittsburgh, PA - Garfield Artworks
09-19 - Philadelphia, PA - The Barbary
09-20 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands
09-23 - Montreal, QC - Mission Santa Cruz"
09-29 - Peterborough, ON - Market Hall
10-01 - Toronto, ON - The Drake (Nuit Blanche)
10-10 - London, ON - Call The Office^
10-11 - Kingston, ON - Grad Club^
10-12 - Guelph, ON - Bookshelf E-Bar^
10-13 - Hamilton, ON - The Barbary^
10-15 - Ottawa, ON - Babylon^
10-16 - Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle^
10-17 - Fredericton, NB - Capital Complex^
10-18 - Charlottetown, PEI - Baba's
10-19 - Halifax, NS - Gus' Pub
10-20 - Boston, MA - Great Scott^
10-21 - New York, NY - CMJ
10-22 - New York, NY - CMJ
10-23 - New York, NY - CMJ
~ with Blood Diamonds and Teen Daze
$ with Grass Widow
* with Candy Claws
+ with Dan Deacon
# with Washed Out and Magic Mountain
" with Miracle Fortress
^ with BRAIDS and Pepper Rabbit