GOLD PANDA STREAMS & RELEASES “MARRIAGE” SINGLE THIS WEEK + VIDEO + TOURS

ARTIST: Gold Panda

ALBUM TITLE: Marriage

CATALOG NUMBER: GI-137

LABEL: Ghostly International / Notown

FORMAT: 12″ / Digital

TYPE (Single/EP/Full Length): Single

RELEASE DATE: April 16 (12″)

TRACKLIST:
1. Marriage (Star Slinger Remix)
2. Marriage (Baths Remix)
3. Marriage (Forest Swords Remix)
4. Marriage

Gold Panda’s “Marriage”—the third single from the UK producer’s watershed full-length Lucky Shiner—further explores the artist’s dancefloor inclinations, with a twist. “Marriage” traffics in weightless forward momentum, placing dusty, Field-like micro-samples end to end until they into a seamless band across the horizon. An Asian instrument pings out a simple, contemplative melody; the roar of an overhead jet engine signals the song’s midpoint. As with Gold Panda’s best work, “Marriage’s” earthy source material transcends its origins, combining into a work of high-flying emotional art. The “Marriage” single comes packaged with three very different remixes: UK producer Star Slinger cuts the track into a frantic halftime beat and drenches it in ecstatic synth pads; Los Angeles bedroom auteur Baths bakes the track into a honey-dripped analog confection, adding warm rhodes and wisps of his own falsetto vocals; and UK artist Forest Swords strips away everything but the melody, offering a slow-moving tribal rite—all gently plucked acoustic guitars, reverb’d drums, and eerily chanted vocals. “Marriage” will be available as a limited 12″ for Record Store Day on April 16th.

The video for “Marriage” was created by Israeli artist Ronni Shendar on location in India, Germany and Israel during December 2010 and January 2011. The director is also known for her live A/V work with electronic producer Glitterbug (Till Rohmann) with whom she runs the c.sides festival and label.

Gold Panda continues to support Lucky Shiner with a headlining tour worldwide. This will be Gold Panda’s first proper headlining tour in the states and includes multiple SxSW dates. Dates below.

03.15 – 03.19 Austin, TX @ SXSW

03.22 Vancouver, BC @ FORTUNE SOUND CLUB

03.23 Seattle , WA @ NECTAR LOUNGE

03.24 Portland, OR @ ROTTURE

03.25 San Francisco, CA @ 103 HARRIET

03.27 Los Angeles, CA @ TROUBADOUR

03.29 Chicago, IL @ SCHUBAS

03.30 Toronto, ON @ TBA

03.31 Philadelphia, PA @ THE ARCH

04.01 Washington, DC @ RED PALACE

04.02 Brooklyn, NY @ PUBLIC ASSEMBLY

04.20 Laval, FR @ LE 6 PAR 4

04.21 Lille, FR @ LE GRAND MIX (LES PARADIS ARTIFICIELS FESTIVAL)

04.22 Nancy, FR @ L’AUTRE CANAL

04.23 Paris, FR @ POINT EPHEMERE

05.28 Barcelona, ES @ PRIMAVERA FESTIVAL (PITCHFORK STAGE)

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