The photo above is not only the very first usage of an Instagrammed photo on the Dead Oceans blog, it also features the supra-vibrant, limited-run yellow vinyl edition of Gauntlet Hair’s self-titled debut record (Out Oct. 4). To claim one for yourself, be one of the first 50 fans to order the LP version now through Dead Oceans Mail Order or be one of the first 50 orders at Insound.
Meanwhile, the band just announced a whole mess of live dates, including a run to New York’s CMJ festival in October and a subsequent tour with Fat Possum artists Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Check out all upcoming Gauntlet Hair live dates HERE.
It’s a mere three weeks until the CMJ Music Marathon takes over much of New York City, and we’re thrilled to announce that we are partnering with our Secretly Canadian and Jagjaguwar family for an amazing night of music, featuring Gauntlet Hair and recent signee A Place to Bury Strangers!
Hope to see you there!
Dead Oceans announced this summer that the self-titled debut record by Denver duo Gauntlet Hair will be released on October 18th (17th in the UK) with the release of their first mp3. “Top Bunk” was praised by Altered Zones, Exclaim!, Pitchfork, Gorilla Vs. Bear, The Fader and more. Stereogum named Gauntlet Hair one of the top 40 New Bands of 2011. They were introduced in features at Baeble Music, Interview.com, NPR and Portable.tv.
Gauntlet Hair CDs and LPs are now available for pre-order. All orders will receive a download code that will activate on October 1st, more than two weeks prior to the release date. The first 50 LP pre-orders will receive yellow-colored vinyl. Click here to pre-order Gauntlet Hair at SC Distribution.
Today Stereogum.com premiered Gauntlet Hair’s opening track “Keep Time,” calling it “a huge-sounding, heavy pop jam that sounds like it’s emanating from some kind of subterranean bower. Pretty epic album opener.”
The new Gauntlet Hair record is imminent, and we have mp3 “Top Bunk” to share right now. The self-titled record, Gauntlet Hair, is coming out on October 18th, and Gorilla Vs. Bear calls it an “evolved debut collection of cavernous, thunderously loud, danceable avant-pop jams.”
More info on the new record after the jump!