The EP is now available for pre-order: http://smarturl.it/GC.EP
The news of "Isabel" is accompanied by an expansion of Gold Connections' US tour. Alongside the previously announced pre-SXSW dates with Fat Possum labelmates The Districts, Gold Connections confirmed SXSW sets at the NME Showcase and Rachael Ray's Feedback House. The band will embark on a short east coast run with Philadelphia's Suburban Living before joining Car Seat Headrest for a trio of summer dates in Virginia, Ohio and Vermont. A full itinerary is listed below.
"Isabel" follows the recently released singles "Faith In Anyone" (via SPIN) and "New Religion" (via Stereogum). Gold Connections debuted on Hype Machine's Top 10 Popular Artist chart -- and on Sirius XMU's 'Download 15' playlist -- with "New Religion," which Stereogum called "an animal of its own. Languid atmospherics give birth to howlingly aggressive rock 'n' roll that ultimately builds to a richly arranged climax." Gold Connections' debut EP was home-recorded in the spring of 2014 in Williamsburg, VA, and features production, engineering, and mixing by Will Toledo (Car Seat Headrest). It is comprised of the band's five best, earliest original songs written by Marsh while he was an undergrad of the College of William & Mary in Virginia. Though Toledo won't be a member going forward, he also plays drums, electric guitar, bass, and backing vocals throughout the EP.