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NEWS // Gauntlet Hair Ends

We are sad to say that Gauntlet Hair has officially come to an end. Andy and Craig are two powerhouse musicians that we were more than lucky to have and very honored to be a part of our roster. As a band, they created some amazing music and put on some fantastic live performances that will be talked about for years. We are touched, but not surprised, by the fans’ emphatic responses on Facebook and Twitter and would like to echo their thoughts. Although we are sad to see them go, we know they will continue to innovate by creating music that will keep people talking and connect to new fans just like their first two albums with Dead Oceans.

So long and all the best of luck in your future, Craig and Andy, we’re excited to hear what’s next.

- Dead Oceans

RELEASE DAY // Gauntlet Hair Releases New Album ‘Stills’ Today, On Tour

Chicago based duo, Gauntlet Hair, released their sophomore album, Stills, today. We suggest you throw some shades on, hop in the car, and drive around with the windows down blasting this gem all day. You can grab the new release on iTunes, Amazon, at your local record store, or through Secretly Canadian Distribution.

The boys are going on tour starting in Grand Rapids. See the rest of the dates and watch the video for the album’s first track, “Human Nature” BELOW.

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Gauntlet Hair Preps ‘My Christ’ 7″ for Jan. 24 Release, Attacks Europe

After releasing their self-titled debut full-length and a head-turning run at CMJ in 2011 (not to mention two par-excellent US tours), Gauntlet Hair officially enters the ring for 2012 with a new 7″ and a first-ever European tour. February will find the boys on a whirlwind tour across the Atlantic, tearing through France, the UK, Holland and Belgium. These will be not-to-be-missed performances. See a full listing of those dates HERE.

PRE-ORDER GAUNTLET HAIR’S MY CHRIST 7″ AT MAILORDER

The My Christ 7″ (Release Date 1/24) features front-and-center one of the high water marks from the band’s debut. In an era rife with reverb-drenched indie music, Gauntlet Hair use the effect in a wholly different way than their peers. Instead of applying reverb as a gauze, Gauntlet Hair uses its curvature and decay to form and push their melodies, to further shape the songs. Andy R.’s guitar strikes on “My Christ” leave these twinkling chemtrails behind them just long enough for Craig Nice’s huge-ass snare cracks to bust through them. The song is unrelenting in the way that Jane’s Addiction or INXS could be. The heretofore unreleased in physical form double B-Sides are great too. “Need To Retire” is a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it pop torpedo with a grinning, supermarket singsongy “oooh oooh oooh” chorus. And “Minimal Armageddon” is almost like a peek behind Gauntlet Hair’s creative curtain. It paints an unsettling, barren landscape — a lone menacing guitar egging on the white, metallic explosions light up the horizon.

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