Posted in music | pictures on October 25, 2011

words by Andrew Sacher, photos by Amanda Hatfield

Born Gold @ Public Assembly
Born Gold

During Purity Ring's set at the BrooklynVegan party Saturday, they mentioned that everyone should catch Born Gold (formerly Gobble Gobble) who were playing an hour later in the backroom, and who used to feature Purity Ring's Corin Roddick as a member. Anyone who took their advice knows what went down, but if you didn't, and haven't seen Born Gold in the past, they've got a show that you won't want to miss. They requested that all the stage lights be turned off so they could use their own blinking light show, and once they emerged from darkness, they revealed a show unlike anything I've ever seen. The singer/keyboard/knob player stayed on stage behind his table of electronics as the other two band members danced through the crowd on stilts, banged shovels together for snare hits, gave audience members high fives, and just about anything else you never imagined a live band would do. Their set was largely (if not entirely) material off their recently released LP Bodysongs, which you can stream its entirety below with options to buy the whole set or download each song individually for free.

More pictures from the BV day party down there too...

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Street Chant

Born Gold - Bodysongs Album Stream
Bodysongs LP MP3s by Born Gold



Comments (11)

Why use a shovel when you can use a Chairlift?

1. I've never heard of this band.
2. I fucking hate this band.

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2011 5:14 PM

Obnoxious schtick aside, I thought they were pretty good.

The second half of that bill was pretty underwhelming (Friends? Idle Warship? That Dinosaur bullshit?), but the first half was really fucking good. We Are Augustines crushed, Polica was great, and the Stepkids were more than competent. Purity Ring was also a pleasant surprise.

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2011 5:49 PM

Christ is this terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2011 8:36 PM

Now that's what I call hip!

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2011 11:16 PM

This guy looked like Dan Deacon's younger and thinner brother, and his act was the 2011 version of Deacon in 2007. Yup, it was that bad.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2011 12:48 AM

tank tops are dumb and so is that picture of john maus on the sidebar

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2011 8:13 AM

is that an sp 404 attached to a shovel? so dumb. and yes, that maus picture really needs to go. ive never listened to his music and i dont think i ever will because of that picture.

Posted by imthedudeman | October 26, 2011 8:56 AM

Two cheers for pretentious anonymous fucks in the comment section!

Posted by Bezuidenthustra | October 26, 2011 2:29 PM

Hip hip Hooray....Hip hip Hooray!

Posted by DC | October 26, 2011 2:37 PM


Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2012 5:57 PM

this is great not terrible at all.

Posted by jordon | August 12, 2013 8:02 PM

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