Gauntlet Hair

For all the dark tones pulsing through Gauntlet Hair's new album Stills, there is also a guileless affection for the goth industrialists and post-punks who blazed a shadowy path through the 80s and 90s. Recorded during Portland, Oregon's grey winter days in producer Jacob Portrait's (Unknown Mortal Orchestra) appropriately named studio "The Cave," Stills is a modern salute to Trent Reznor and his cohort's arena-ready post-apocalyptica.

Watch Gauntlet Hair’s New Video for “Keep Time”


We have a brand new music video for Gauntlet Hair’s “Keep Time” that premiered today at SPIN.com. Directed and produced by Bernardo Pantoja and Skyler Stevenson for Wooden Lens, the video features mirror-eyed ghouls that come to live at night. The ghouls are hunted by another entity and prowl the streets (shot in SE industrial-sector Portland). The goal for Wooden Lens was to “echo the beautiful texture and disturbing tone” of the song, and color me disturbed – this video is so scary and cool!

Gauntlet Hair was a huge critical highlight of CMJ 2011, praised by PopMatters, Pretty Much Amazing, Brooklyn Vegan, and Stereogum. After the jump, watch two live videos of Gauntlet Hair performing at The Fader Fort.

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CMJ 2011: Photos From The SC/JJ/DO Showcase at Union Pool

We’ve been busy busy busy these past few months getting everything together for our CMJ showcase and last night it went off with a bang. If you didn’t make it out to Union Pool, here are some photos of the awesomeness. Try not to be too sad when you see what you missed. If you were there, well, congratulations! Stick around for the rest of the festival and catch some bands from our sister label Jagjaguwar. Read the rest of this entry »

Gauntlet Hair’s Debut Full-Length Is Out Today

Gauntlet Hair’s debut full-length album is out on Dead Oceans today! You can buy it here or stream the entire album over at Consequence of Sound. If you’re lucky enough to be over at CMJ this week, the band will be playing a number of shows that are not to be missed:

Tues Oct 18: Lefse Showcase – Pianos, 11:00pm
Wed Oct 19: SC/JJ/DO Showcase – Union Pool, 10:30pm
Thurs Oct 20: Yours Tru.ly and G vs B Party – Shea Stadium, Time TBA
Fri Oct 21: Windish Showcase – Mercury Lounge, 9:00pm
Sat Oct 22: Hey Reverb Party – Fontanas, 2:00pm
Sat Oct 22: Popgun Booking Party – Cameo Gallery, 9:00pm

Gauntlet Hair Tour to CMJ Begins – Download Mile Marker Session from The Denver Post’s REVERB


courtesy of REVERB

Gauntlet Hair is now on the highway!  The band will kick off their tour to CMJ tonight at Schubas in Chicago and will then head to the west coast with Unknown Mortal Orchestra. A big list of dates is here.

Mile Marker: Gauntlet Hair by StealThisTrack

The Denver Post’s Reverb section does incredible live sessions at Mile Marker studios, and Gauntlet Hair’s is now available for download. Read the feature by Colin St. John here. There is also a nice photo gallery that features Andy R’s incredible Greek amphorae shirt.

Booking Agent Contact

US:
The Windish Agency
Daniel Traci, daniel@windishagency.com

EU:
Will Church - Elastic Artists
will@elasticartists.net

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