So right after a great house concert, we went to see My Gold Mask at the Beachland Tavern. These guys were just as good as I was hoping for. I had recently purchased their A Million Miles (From Where We Were) EP and was instantly smitten with their darker, more eclectic pop/rock sound.
Gretta Rochelle, as a one-woman percussion goddess, really re-envisioned what could be a ho-hum two-person band structure - and it worked fabulously.
Throw in a Robyn cover, and I'm smitten.
I even re-purchased the A Million Miles EP on vinyl because I liked them so much...
Here's an article from Scene that I'd been holding on to as well...
Love and Darkness | Music Feature | Cleveland Scene
"It's just about connecting with people that are interested in what you're doing," says Armando. "A lot of bands can probably say the same, but I do feel like our fans seem to really connect with [us]. At the end of the day, it's all about your music. If you have a song that connects with people, that's what is going to matter the most. It'll filter its way through everything."
So far, My Gold Mask's brief existence has yielded a couple of heavily blogged tracks ("Bitches" and "Violet Eyes") and a slew of comparisons to other bands with dark undertones, surf rock riffs, and dynamic femme-fatale vocalists — the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Raveonettes among them."
(Continued... Love and Darkness | Music Feature | Cleveland Scene)
Oh, btw... Kudos for for the Fangs Out opening performance. Been wanting to catch these guys and glad I finally did: