We are sad to say that Gauntlet Hair has officially come to an end. Andy and Craig are two powerhouse musicians that we were more than lucky to have and very honored to be a part of our roster. As a band, they created some amazing music and put on some fantastic live performances that will be talked about for years. We are touched, but not surprised, by the fans’ emphatic responses on Facebook and Twitter and would like to echo their thoughts. Although we are sad to see them go, we know they will continue to innovate by creating music that will keep people talking and connect to new fans just like their first two albums with Dead Oceans.
So long and all the best of luck in your future, Craig and Andy, we’re excited to hear what’s next.
– Dead Oceans
Chicago based duo, Gauntlet Hair, released their sophomore album, Stills, today. We suggest you throw some shades on, hop in the car, and drive around with the windows down blasting this gem all day. You can grab the new release on iTunes, Amazon, at your local record store, or through Secretly Canadian Distribution.
The boys are going on tour starting in Grand Rapids. See the rest of the dates and watch the video for the album’s first track, “Human Nature” BELOW.
Here’s the brand new Gauntlet Hair video for “Human Nature.” The Ryan Ohm-directed video is all dark, eerie vibes. Filmed in Chicago, you’ll recognize many a Windy City site. Watch above or at Consequence of Sound. “Human Nature” is the first single from GH’s Stills, out officially on July 16. You can pre-order the album now at iTunes.
07/26/13 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme w/ Delicate Steve
07/27/13 – Cleveland, OH – Happy Dog
07/28/13 – Hamilton, ON – The Casbah Lounge
07/30/13 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
07/31/13 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
08/01/13 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
08/02/13 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands
08/03/13 – Boston, MA – Church of Boston
Wait no more! Gauntlet Hair are back with their sophomore album. Titled Stills, the record is officially out in the US on July 16. The album was recorded in Portland, OR at Jacob Portrait’s (of Unknown Mortal Orchestra) The Cave recording studio. Stills touches on Craig and Andy’s childhood listening in both production and style. See what we mean with the first single, “Human Nature” – available for streaming above or at Pitchfork. You’ll find the album artwork and track listing below.
Stills Track Listing:
1. Human Nature
4. Bad Apple
5. New To It
6. Obey Me
9. Falling Out
10. Waste Your Art