NEW ALBUM OUT APR 5 2018

LIVE UNDEAD BEDROOM CLOSET COVERS

THE STORY OF THE ALBUM

While recovering from a head injury and preparing the true follow-up to his debut Songs from a Toxic Apartment, Los Angeles-based performer/composer/producer Ethan Gold releases Live Undead Bedroom Closet Covers, a mostly earnest, at times cheeky album of live home recordings of some of his favorite music.  Most tracks were performed employing looping and filmed with a camera strapped to the walls of his bedroom closet in the flat he escaped to after the ‘toxic apartment’.  This is not your usual covers collection, rather a raw, full-color snapshot of the working process of one of the rising American underground artists to watch.

PRE-RELEASE CRITICAL ACCLAIM APRIL 2018

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“Looping and synthing his way around songs by Talking Heads, Bauhaus, Devo, and their ilk.… Unhinged but weirdly compelling, particularly on an extraordinary take on The Byrds’ ‘I Am a Pilgrim’ reimagined as Einstürzende Neubauten might have played it.”

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4 STARS: “Often brilliant cover versions… Ramases’ hippie hymn ‘Balloon’ becomes a trippy, claustrophobic dub track; ‘The Flesh Failures’ from Hair is The Aquarian Age re-imagined as a yearning, bass-heavy nervous breakdown; the spacey, post-punk psychedelia of ‘The Past is a Grotesque Animal’ is more urgent and intense than even Of Montreal’s original.”

The Crack

“Rather fantastic. He evidently has killer taste in music as artists given the treatment here include Talking Heads, The Knife, New Order, Devo, and Bauhaus and his versions have an immediacy about them that you can’t help but instantly warm to.”

 

SONGS FROM A TOXIC APARTMENT

Europe & UK release date Nov 24 2017

“Delivered with an unfiltered, glaring legibility” – Pitchfork
“Haunted” – Glide Magazine
“Amazing” – Revolt
“Cathartic” – Aiding and Abetting
“F**king awesome” – Budget Fashionistas
“The most interesting record I’ve listened to in the past 5 years” – Rock N Roll Experience

SONGS FROM A TOXIC APARTMENT

Songs From A Toxic Apartment images

 

 

THE STORY OF THE ALBUM

Ethan Gold’s debut album Songs from a Toxic Apartment is a story of metaphorical toxicity, begun as a series of demos for a rock opera, and written and recorded alone in a decaying flat in Los Angeles.  Only at first glance is it a “singer-songwriter” record, opening with intimate acoustic guitars and hushed singing.  As Ethan confronts childhood memory, toxic masculinity, and the alienation of adulthood, he journeys through ironic electro-funk, raging idiosyncratic rock, and finds his way to a kind of release.

 

SOME OF THE VIDEOS FROM A TOXIC APARTMENT

 

 

NEW ALBUM from Los Angeles based singer, songwriter, solo musician Ethan Gold : BEINGS Track listing: Our Love is Beautiful Storm Coming The Cold Glow Terese I See You It’s Never Enough Hammer to Heart Pretty Girls The Party’s Over Who Will Save Us Now? Rabbits in a Sea of Stones Never Met a World Like You