The next release on Gold Robot Records will be the debut LP by LA-based Young Hunting. Hazel will drop on June 11th as a limited edition 12”, there will be only 500 copies available. You can pre-order the album now. One person will be chosen at random from the first 100 pre-orders to receive an original test pressing as an added bonus.
Los Angeles quintet Young Hunting’s debut full-length album Hazel begins with gentle, lush dream pop and ends with stark, desolate gothic folk. The record, inspired mostly by failed affairs, a divorce, and life in the shadow of LA’s show-business culture, took the band two years to produce. Primary songwriters Hari and Ilya first met in 2007, quickly bonding over a shared appreciation for Nick Cave, Jason Molina, Can, and the classic California pop of the 60s and 70s. Tracks for “Hazel” were recorded in various locations around Southern California, including a former ranger’s station in the Angeles National Forest, Grandma’s Dojo studio in LA’s Koreatown, a rented one-bedroom desert house outside of Joshua Tree, and living rooms, garages & guest houses in Echo Park.
I just wanted to thank everyone who came to the recent Gold Robot Records + Father/Daughter Records + Small Plates Records showcase during SXSW. Special thanks go out to all the bands, who are obviously the reason we do these things. All of these folks are awesome: GEMS, Mutual Benefit, Body Parts, Night Panther, Monster Rally, Day Joy, Roman Ruins, Conveyor, Francisco The Man, and Levek.
Also, we couldn’t have done it without the support of our sponsors: DeliRadio, Ghost Town, Big Cartel, and Brooklyn Brewery. We are looking forward to seeing everyone next year!
Björn Kleinhenz has released a new video for the track “Fårö”, which is taken from the beautiful album The Fall of Discontent which you can stream on his bandcamp page. The video is directed by Jonas Börjesson.
On March 23rd, the German label JellyFant Records will release a limited edition 12” for the LP. It features a screenprinted black box and will also contain photographs from his collaboration with Simon Rydén.
Gold Robot Records, Father/Daughter Records, and Small Plates Records Present their 1st annual SXSW Showcase!
Come hang at our FREE SXSW party on Friday, March 15th from noon-6pm on the outdoor stage at The Grackle (1700 E 6th St). 21+ and open to the public - badges/wristbands not required. Grab a Grackle-famous Bloody Mary or Brooklyn Lager special and a taco from the East Side Kings truck and soak up the rays & sweet tunes with us!
FIRST HEADS IN THE DOOR GET A FREE, LIMITED EDITION FLEXI 7” WITH UNRELEASED SONGS BY MONSTER RALLY, GRACIE & THE EVERYWHERES!!
Doors @ 11:30am
12:15 - GEMS
12:45 - Mutual Benefit
1:15 - Body Parts
2:00 - Night Panther
2:30 - Monster Rally
3:10 - Day Joy
3:45 - Roman Ruins
4:20 - Conveyor
4:55 - Francisco The Man
5:30 - Levek
One of our distributors recently bit the dust, so they returned a number of records. A couple of these were previously unavailable, including Monster Rally’s Beyond the Sea 12” and the collaborative Monster Rally & RUMTUM Coasting 12”. If you missed out on these the first time around, now’s your chance to pick one up over in the Gold Robot web store.