Right so we know summer lasted no time at all, and that it’s still glum outside, and September’s knocking on the door, and that the prospect of eight months of winter until we get another go is as alluring as a dirty weekend away with Pitbull, but there are still many ways to keep the disposition sunny.
This week, for example, LA’s worldly wise collective Fool’s Gold are streaming their second album with us, and from the opening guitar rattles onwards it’s as bright and bold as we hoped.
Funnily enough, though, the majority of ‘Leave No Trace’ (released through the ever-reliable Iamsound on September 5) was recorded in that weird week between Christmas and New Year last year. However, created as it was in the Mojave desert, with inspiration from places a lot nearer the equator than us, it’s imbued with a real warmth, as well as of course the usual Fool’s Gold funk / afrobeat / shimmering pop sensibilities.
”We’re not quite in raging winter / there’s no snow where I come from” Luke Top sings on ‘Wild Window’ (in English, as he does for most of the album), so fuck Grey Britain – get yourself in the Fool’s Gold mindset and have some of this. Let us know what you think.
Fool’s Gold support Red Hot Chili Peppers on their forthcoming tour – details on their MySpace.