AU – “Solid Gold” from stereogum on Vimeo.
In April 2012, AU released their highly anticipated third album, Both Lights, with Hometapes (US) and The Leaf Label (EU). Now the band shares a new music video for their masterfully complex and dramatic single, “Solid Gold”, which features Colin Stetson on sax. Directed by Roberto Ortu, capturing short brotherhood moments. You can check it out over at Stereogum!
After touring all over North America and Europe with bands such as Deerhoof, WHY?, The Dodos and at festivals such as PDX POP NOW FEST and Musicfest Northwest, the Portland experimental band announces new Fall shows. This October, Luke Wyland will host a month long solo residency at the Beauty Shop in Fairfield, IA to share some new developing material. Then he’ll be joined by percussion aficionado, Dana Valatka, and the new permanent vocalist, Holland Andrews (Like A Villian) to perform across the US, including dates with Zammuto.
“Every track brims with exuberant life. His (Luke Wyland) first masterpiece.” (8/10) – NME
Prismatic, kaleidoscopic, and oversaturated with color, it endlessly resituates itself between towering chamber-folk, cyclonic Marnie Stern-style spazz, and orchestral psych. – Pitchfork
“It’s a tight 40 minutes of compacted, runaway virtuosity.” – BBC
“(Luke) Wyland’s voice glides through the glorious noise, urging instruments and listeners alike to come to life dance, swoon, and soar.” – The AV Club
10/01 – 10/25 Fairfield, IA @ The Beauty Shop (Luke Wyland Solo Residency)
10/26 Fairfield, IA @ The Beauty Shop
10/27 Wichita, KS @ Rock Island Live
10/28 Santa Fe, NM @ O’Shaughnessy Performance Space
10/29 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
10/30 San Diego, CA @Soda Bar *
10/31 Santa Barbara, CA @ Muddy Waters *
11/01 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour *
11/02 Santa Cruz, CA @ Crepe Place *
11/03 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent *
11/05 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge *
11/06 Seattle, WA @ Barboza *
11/07 Vancouver, WA @ Biltmore Cabaret *
* w/ Zammuto
(Hometapes / The Leaf Label)
Street Date: OUT NOW!
2. Get Alive
3. Crazy Idol
5. The Veil
6. Solid Gold
8. Why I Must
9. Go Slow
10. Old Friend
11. Don’t Lie Down
Links: Official Site//Facebook//Bandcamp//Press Assets//Worldwide Label – Hometapes//EU Label – The Leaf Label