Gold Star Shares Two New Songs, "Dani's In Love" and "Get It Together (C'mon)"
Gold Star - a.k.a LA-based Marlon Rabenreither - shares two new songs, “Dani’s In Love” and “Get It Together (C’mon)." Both songs are off Gold Star’s upcoming album Uppers & Downers, out September 7th via Autumn Tone Records. Listen to “Dani’s In Love” and “Get It Together (C’mon)” here.
Gold Star will be supporting Phoebe Bridgers again on August 21st in Londonafter recently opening her show in San Francisco, CA. Full tour dates below.
Uppers & Downers was introduced with lead singles “Half the Time,” and “Chinatown,”. Each song illustrates the dual sonic facets of the albums - its ‘ups’ (“Half The Time”) and ‘downs’ (“Chinatown”), followed by “Baby Face”. The album is stylistically and sonically like a collage, with its varied, timeless tracks each shining brightly as standalones, yet functioning together seamlessly as a whole.
While its title refers to the highs and lows of life, Uppers & Downers also looks at everything in the spaces in-between. “The idea was to achieve a deeper scope, a more dynamic range: slow songs, fast songs, less genre specific, capturing all the moods,” says Rabenreither. Throughout, he draws from both his own life and conversations with friends to sing of the deeply personal and observational, with Los Angeles - its beauty, dark side, distinct neighborhoods, and ever-changing nature - serving as the rich, underlying connective tissue. It was recorded at Los Angeles’ historic Valentine Studios, recently renovated and reopened by Rabenreither’s producer friend, Nicolas Jodoin, and where artists including The Beach Boys, Frank Zappa, and Jackson Brown have all made music. This was the first time he’d worked in such a large, professional space, let alone on such hallowed ground, and it compelled Rabenreither to push himself throughout the process, while Jodoin - who had also worked on Gold Star’s 2012 debut - proved indispensable in shaping the overall lush, vintage sound of Uppers & Downers. The album also features Cameron Avery of Tame Impala (piano on “This Is The Year”), and Cole Alexander and Zumi Rosow of Black Lips (on “Chinatown”).
Gold Star tour dates:
08/21 - London, UK @ Scala w/ Phoebe Bridgers
09/13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Highland Park Ebell (Record release show)
10/24 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
10/29 - London, UK @ The Waiting Room
10/31 - Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Avant-Garde Festival
11/01 - Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Merelyn
11/02 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
11/03 - Groningen, Netherlands @ Take Root Festival
11/04 - Heerlen, Netherlands @ Southern Roots Festival