Saturday, 10 September 2011

Fool's Gold

Artist: Fool's Gold
Album: Leave No Trace
Release Date: 16/8/2011

Afro- Pop underdogs leave the shadows and get nearer to the big league

Afro- Pop collective Fool's Gold, on "Leave No Trace" are seemingly intent on proving that they deserve more than to simply exist in Vampire Weekend's shadow for their whole career. For the most part, they do a fairly fine job. Most noticeable of all is just how far they've spread their influences and turned them into something fresh, from the Talking Heads- esque strut of "Wild Window" through the title track's unashamed Smiths- y bounce and the full on central- African rattle of "Bark and Bite."

Download: "Leave No Trace"
For Fans of: Vampire Weekend, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Talking Heads


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