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September 2, 2011

Album Review: Dirty Gold ‘ROAR’ EP

by @thoughtontracks

Labor Day Weekend is upon us, signifying the end of all things summer. State Fairs, music festivals, fireworks, lake house boat cruises can all now be seen from the rear view. At Thought on Tracks, we are not ready to let go. In our stubbornness we have decided to share an album that we believe ranks among the summer’s best. Blogosphere tested, Thought on Tracks welcomed, Enter: Dirty Gold.

West coast shaking, heart breaking, San Diego representing tweens Dirty Gold have taken the idea of a summer theme to heart and executed with waves crashing behind my ears. I thought I only had room for the Smith Westerns on the Tiger Bear tour, I’m thrilled my musical capacity proves me wrong.

Dirty Gold’s debut ROAR EP was released in April and they have ridden that wave into the summer months.  While the title ‘California Sunrise’ might seem like an obvious, simplistic, and maybe even loosely thought out name, the result tugs at your board shorts. The sound is their take on 1960s surf vibes mixed with modern day pop hooks.  Listen to “Sea Hare.” I can imagine Bruno Mars salivating, wishing he could own this song and upstage these kids. Their simple, smooth identity is what draws me to Dirty Gold.  Complexity is the last thing I want on my mind while chilling on the beach. So drink a beverage this weekend and blast this album as we all say sayonara to the sweet sounds of summer.

Stream and buy ROAR HERE.

Written by Brett McGrath.

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