by Bill Pearis
As mentioned, Atlanta's Gold-Bears will soon be releasing their second album, Dalliance, out June 3 via Slumberland. While the band get associated with indiepop, Gold-Bears definitely skew to the louder, charged-up side of that with more in common with Superchunk or The Wedding Present than The Pastels. That punkier side is pretty apparent on recently-shared track, "Yeah Tonight," which is a duet with former Standard Fare singer Emma Kupa. You can also get a real sense of their influences on a new online mixtape Gold-Bears put together which features tracks from Small Factory, The Refused, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, Unwound and 15 more. Both the mix and "Yeah Tonight" can be streamed below.
NYC has two chances to see Gold-Bears live: Littlefield on June 1 as part of NYC Popfest's closing day extravaganza with The Popguns, The Spook School, Colour Me Wednesday, Heathers, Pam & Bart, The New Lines, Marine Life and Lost Tapes. Tickets to that are on sale, as are four-day Popfest passes. Gold-Bears will also play Bushwick's Shea Stadium on June 3 with Rad Dreams, Hippy and Freelings.
Since we last posted, Gold-Bears have added more dates to their tour and those are listed, along with song streams and that mixtape, below...
Gold Bears' 'Daliances' mix tape
Gold Bears' 'Daliances' mix tape track list:
1.Brassneck - The Wedding Present
2.Classical Music - Action Painting!
3.Liberation Frequency - The Refused
4.6am Morningside - The Clientele
5.The Red Door - The Aislers Set
6.Last Time That We Talked - Small Factory
7.I've Got It And It's Not Worth Having - Boyracer
8.Where Damage Isn't Done - The Radio Dept.
9.The Popular Music - Superchunk
10.What's Happened To You, My Dear Friend? - Another Sunny Day
11.New Moscow Woman - The Peechees
12.Crystal Palatial - Standard Fare
13.Weird Storm - The Microphones
14.Entirely Different Matters - Unwound
15.Every Day of Every Week - The Siddeleys
16.Heather, Tell Me Why - Rocketship
17.Drugs - Places to Hide
18.Lemonade Grrrl - Joanna Gruesome
19.Perfect Shot - Lync
20.Sbia Ar Y Seren - Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
Gold-Bears - 2014 Tour Dates
5/29 Atlanta, GA - Wonderroot *
5/30 Roanoke, VA - Shelf House
5/31 Baltimore, MD - The Crown #
6/1 New York, NY - Littlefield (NYC POPFEST)
6/2 Cambridge, MA - Middlesex
6/3 Brooklyn, NY - Shea Stadium
6/4 New Brunswick, NJ - Circuit City
6/5 Philadelphia, PA - Kungfu Necktie ^
6/6 Washington, DC - Communiverse
6/7 Richmond, VA - Steady Sounds In-store
6/7 Richmond, VA - RNH house
6/8 Charleston, SC - The Royal American
6/9 Savannah, GA - Graveface Records
6/10 Atlanta, GA - Wonderroot ~
6/11 Athens, GA The Green Room
* = w/ Little Big League and Madeline
# = w/ Literature and Wildhoney
^ = w/ Hurry and Royal Shoals
~ = w/ Swearin'