Even without checking production credits, the imprint that Car Seat Headrest and lead singer Will Toledo has on Gold Connections is unmistakable.
In the indie-rock group’s second single, “Faith in Anyone,” band leader Will Marsh sings in a resigned but not retired voice about knowingly being worlds apart from someone else. He seems totally at ease with the idea as he’s ensconced by snaking guitar lines and only notional drumming. Each chorus is a hard break from the distanced verses and raises the emotional stakes, but still Marsh doesn’t seem to be overcome by the fierce urgency of now. In that way, the Charlottesville, Va.-based artist resembles Ought as much as Toledo and Car Seat. “Faith in Anyone” embraces the now but with a “healthy” dose of nervousness.
Gold Connections’ self-titled debut EP drops March 31 through Fat Possum and is now available for preorder. You can hear the track below and check out supporting dates that Gold Connections have with The Districts beneath that. Lastly, way down at the bottom, we’ve got Paste Cloud footage from The Districts’2016 Paste Studio session.
Gold Connections Tour Dates:
17 – Charlottesville, Va. @ The Southern Cafe
01 – Baltimore, Md. @ The 8×10
09 – Columbus, Ohio @ The Basement *
10 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ The HiFi *
11 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Off Broadway *
13-19 – Austin, Texas @ SXSW
(* = supporting The Districts)