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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 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.

Pre-Order the Gauntlet Hair LP Now, Get it on Limited-Run, Vibrant Yellow Wax

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.

Announcing: Our CMJ Showcase!

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!



MP3 for Gauntlet Hair’s “Top Bunk”

Hope to see you there!


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,, NPR and

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 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!

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todays shows

Denver, CO - The Bluebird Theater  w/ Jennifer Castle

Marlon Williams
Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right

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Brooklyn, NY - Rockwood Stage 2

Ryley Walker
Burlington, VT - Light Club Lamp Shop  w/ Michael Chapman

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Berlin, DE - Huxley's

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