Saturday, June 26, 2010

Profile: Fool's Gold

Fool's Gold are an LA collective that plays a combination of LA rock and Afro-pop. The band originally started as a loose collective of friends, "we would call each other and invite friends to come play when we had a show", said lead singer Luke Top. This loose sound of friends jamming together comes though on the record. The songs are have a joyous quality that sounds like everyone in the room is loving what they are doing. The band has been together for in various forms for several years, Luke Top describes the band as, "we are like brothers, we have played together for so long now". When I asked about any new recording, Top said that there was not any immediate plans, but that there would likely be new music coming soon. The band is currently embarking on a summer tour around the US, including a show at the Hollywood bowl with Yeasayer and Tinariwen.