After a whirlwind 7-show stint at the acclaimed SXSW festival that set the industry abuzz, Solid Gold have just announced the first leg of of their National Spring Tour. Kicking off with a home state show in Morris, MN, and closing with a secret â€œRecord Store Dayâ€ event in Minneapolis, the band will spend two weeks in the Midwest and East Coast supporting their brand new physical release the Synchronize EP. (See dates below)
The EP features 2 versions of the title track, one of which boasts a stunning remix by Morgan Kibby of M83 fame (a/k/a White Sea) and also breaks down Kenny Loggins’ Top Gun smash hit, “Danger Zone” with an unexpected, spaced-out rendition that makes you finally realize that the song is actually pretty darn good. Hitting #69 on CMJâ€™s Top 200 and still climbing up the charts, the EP is making a splash nationwide.
In addition, the video for Solid Goldâ€™s “Matter Of Time” has been taking over TV sets for the past 3 weeks with rotation on MTV2/MTVU and has since gotten â€œBuzzworthyâ€ status prompting the band hosting MTV2â€™s popular Subterranean show on March 2nd. The song and video are available to preview at www.greenlabelsound.com/artists/solid-gold.
Solid Gold’s debut LP, Bodies Of Water, also sees a re-release this month through Best Buy and indie stores nationwide. Featuring the sexy, funked out, “Bible Thumper,” the LP not only raised the hands of their hometown scribes, but sent ripples over the pond, prompting the NME to proclaim, “This totally, TOTALLY addictive piece of laid-back, twinkling Minneapolis funkiness, has us mercilessly hooked.” and the Guardian UK to echo the sentiment by stating, “We swear to god, if we had any wedge, we’d sign them ourselves.”
The band will be announcing West Coast dates for April and May in the coming weeks so please stay tuned for the latest:
SOLID GOLD TOUR DATES:
Fri-Apr-02 Morris, MN Old # 1 Bar and Grill
Sat-Apr-03 Madison, WI The Annex
Sun-Apr-04 Chicago, IL Subterranean
Tue-Apr-06 Washington, DC DC9 w/Class Actress
Wed-Apr-07 Philadelphia, PA M Room w/Class Actress
Thu-Apr-08 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
Fri-Apr-09 Brooklyn, NY Glasslands
Sat-Apr-10 Pittsburgh, PA Thunderbird Cafe w/Frances & the Lights
Sun-Apr-11 Columbus, OH The Basement w/Maps & Atlases
Mon-Apr 12 Cleveland, OH The Grog Shop