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Gauntlet Hair Releases MP3 for “Keep Time” Fall Tour Dates and Album Pre-Order Up Now!

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.”

Gauntlet Hair “Keep Time” by DOJAGSC

Gauntlet Hair is touring to and from NYC’s CMJ Music Marathon in October, the latter half of which will be with Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Dates are listed here at the tour page!

Gauntlet Hair’s Self-Titled Debut Coming in October Download Free MP3 for “Top Bunk”


Gauntlet Hair “Top Bunk” by DOJAGSC

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!

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Gauntlet Hair Signs To Dead Oceans, On Tour w/ Dodos


Last year Dead Oceans first discovered the mysterious-sounding Denver-based duo, Gauntlet Hair. Their twisted, blown-out pop songs were surfacing on blogs, and we were instantly spellbound.

Gauntlet Hair went on to release a pair of instantly out of print and collectible 7” singles on Forest Family Recs. and Mexican Summer. Dead Oceans signed the band, and they have been hard at work on a debut full-length album.

Gauntlet Hair is taking a break from the recording studio for a tour of North America with the Dodos. The band has additional appearances slated for the NXNE and Hopscotch Music Festivals. For the live show, the band will be performing as a quartet, adding a second guitar and bass to the line-up.

Stream “I Was Thinking” at Pitchfork.com

Stream “Out, Don’t…” at Gorilla Vs. Bear

Summer tour dates with The Dodos are in progress! Check them out on our tour page here.

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