by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: AU - Solid Gold (MP3)


Portland, Oregon's AU are in town, playing Cameo tonight (3/29) with Howth, Skeletons and Leverage Models. The duo (a trio playing live) will release their third album, Both Lights, next week (4/3) on Hometapes. It's a mix of orch-pop not that far from what Beirut or Fanfarlo do, to more challenging, clattering, experimental material. Colin Stetson, who has shows coming up soon, features heavily on the new album as well. You can download "Solid Gold" at the top of this post or stream it below along with live video of the same song, plus a stream of another Both Lights track.