Ethan Gold Blog

Early Press from Live Undead Bedroom Closet Covers

Ethan's album of live covers, recorded over years in his bedroom closet, is getting great pre-release press on in the UK.  Release has been delayed to Apr 5.

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Radio archive of interviews with Ethan

An archive of some radio interviews with Ethan - about Songs from a Toxic Apartment, the soundtrack to The Song of Sway Lake, and more, has been posted on Ethan's SoundCloud.

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

Adventures of Power (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Re-Release

Ethan's first soundtrack album, to his brother Ari's epic comedy Adventures of Power, has been repackaged for digital, and will be distributed through Burnside Distribution and the Orchard.  The album, recorded between Ethan's work producing Elvis Perkins and playing bass for the Honey Brothers, and Ethan's release of debut Songs from a Toxic Apartment, is more a companion piece to the film, reimagined as a musical.  40 varied tracks encompassing Morricone-influenced score pieces, as well as a wide range of rock and pop music, tweaked to fit the ridiculousness of a film about air-drummers.  Come for the 80s power ballad, stay for the Algerian Rai music, Mexican death metal, and cheese-funk.

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Songs from a Toxic Apartment US Re-release

Songs from a Toxic Apartment has freshly released in the US.  Streaming and iTunes play counts have been cleared to zero, but a Digital Booklet of the deluxe artwork has been added to the iTunes release, and distribution through the Orchard should get it into all the stores.  Burnside will be handling US distribution, and SRD will be distributing in the UK.

Monday, January 1st, 2018

Essential New Music – Sunday Times

Songs from a Toxic Apartment, self-released in the US and finally released this month in the UK, was listed in this week's Sunday Times as ESSENTIAL NEW MUSIC, along with Björk, U2, and Sufjan Stevens.

The BBC will be spinning "Why Don't You Sleep?" from the album - fans please request the song.

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017


Songs from a Toxic Apartment will be getting a European release, through SRD in the United Kingdom, on Nov 24 (Vinyl, CDs) with digital distribution through the Orchard.

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Cabin 56 Gallery comeback show sold out

Ethan will be playing his first solo show in LA since his head injury, singing songs about the woods, in a gallery in a cabin in the woods. Blog post from the curator and an interview with Ethan here.  The show is SOLD OUT but you can read about the space.

Friday, September 29th, 2017

Norway festival and show

Ethan will be in Haugesund, at the Norwegian International Film Festival for screenings of The Song of Sway Lake, featuring Ethan's score with his songs sung by John Grant and the Staves, Aug 18-23.   On Aug 23 Ethan will be playing solo as direct opener for Egil Olsen's record release show in Oslo at Rockefeller Music Hall.

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Nirvana Writer Covers Ethan’s Nirvana Cover

Nick Soulsby, author of I Found My Friends, has a Nirvana blog, and covered Ethan's cover of "Floyd the Barber" and more here.

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

“Cover Me” Covers “Bedroom Closet Covers”

Ethan's Bedroom Closet Covers series on YouTube has gotten a really nice write-up in Cover Me.

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Our Love is Beautiful Global Video

Ethan is currently solo travelling around the globe, making the official video for "Our Love is Beautiful" by filming people speaking the words of his song. The video is being filmed entirely on an iPhone 6, along with fan submissions. You can keep up with or read about the trip at the blog.

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Sway Lake in Progress

Ethan is still in New York. He is not singing yet but he is able to compose again and is completing the score for his brother Ari (real human, not a tv character)’s new film, working-titled Sway Lake, starring Rory Culkin, Robert Sheehan, and Mary Beth Peil. The score will be is a mix of beautiful piano melodies, unearthly ambient sound, and 1930s jazz, to accompany this story of young record collectors.

Friday, September 19th, 2014


Ethan is travelling incognito, in psychical preparation for renewal. Recently he stopped in Sweden for some dream time, and in Palm Springs to walk on as a pool boy opposite the great Justin Vivian Bond in a new video for Ethan’s new favorite band the Size Queens, whom he has been playing bass and some guitar.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Royal Flush video premiere and interview

Ethan's new "Royal Flush" video, the final release from Songs From A Toxic Apartment, premiered with an exclusive interview in Impose Magazine.

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Jigsaw Magazine talks with Ethan about music, mood, and nightspots.

Jigsaw Magazine talks with Ethan about music, mood, and nightspots.

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

New video premiere in American Songwriter

From American Songwriter: "Check out the darkly brilliant video for “They Turned Away” from cerebral, San Francisco-based songwriter Ethan Gold...."

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Ethan recovering in New York

re Ethan's head injury which was discussed and re-discussed on Facebook - Ethan is still not speaking but recovering and practicing walking. Friends who know his brother Ari are encouraged to write to him for updates.

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

“That (Reprise)” Video Premiere via Consequence Of Sound

The first video directed by Ethan's brother Ari Gold, and starring Torsten Voges (the Big Lebowski).

Shot guerrilla-style in downtown LA. Thanks to Consequence Of Sound for premiering the video.  

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

“To Isis Sleeping” Premiere on

"If you don't know him, Ethan Gold is a singer-songwriter out of Los Angeles with a classic sound of melancholy. Think Elliot Smith, but less depressing." See the post by Andrew Gruttadaro on

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Ethan Gold Interview by WGMU

Listen to Hugo interviewing Ethan on WGMU below. Other radio interview downloads available upon request.

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Ethan Gold on Black Squirrel Radio

Ethan recently spoke with The Verse's DJ Smyles on Kent State's Black Squirrel Radio about his many adventures in music--from recording and producing to scoring films made by his brother--and his new album, Songs From A Toxic Apartment. To hear the radio broadcast, click  here.

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

LA Weekly Feature: Ethan Gold’s Art and Tragedy

"Last January saw the release of singer-songwriter Ethan Gold's debut, Songs From a Toxic Apartment. The title wasn't a metaphor. His Fairfax abode was a literal cesspool, festering with flaking asbestos, decaying carpets, chronic gas leaks and mattress-occupying larvae. Gold originally was attracted to the place because of its low rent, but by the time the Department of Public Health stepped in, he had to wear a gas mask in order to retrieve his belongings...." Read the whole story by Chris Walker for LA Weekly. LA_Weekly - Ethan Golds Art and Tragedy

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Ethan Gold on BU In The Morning

Ethan interviewed on BU In The Morning (WTBU Boston University)

Monday, December 5th, 2011

“A Little Like You” for the film Adventures of Power

Ethan's soundtrack for his brother Ari Gold's film Adventures of Power has a lot of strange songs, but "A Little Like You" may be the silliest. Ari wanted obnoxious new country meets pop punk with a little poison spice of suburban rap.  Adrian Grenier lip synced to Ethan's country-pop-rap vocals. You can get this and the whole soundtrack here.

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Ethan Gold DJ set on KUCI: the Sound Session

Ethan Gold talks to Rita and guest DJs on The Sound Session, KUCI 88.9 FM on Thursday, August 18, 2011.

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

ASCAP Audio Portrait of Ethan Gold

ASCAP's highly-acclaimed Audio Portraits series gives listeners unique insight into the creative process, as told by the writers themselves.... Listen to their Audio Portrait of Ethan.

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Ethan Gold mentioned on WLUR 91.5 in Lexington, Virginia

A nice little shoutout for the Adventures of Power soundtrack from J Dee of Virginia's WLUR FM Music Review. WLUR_FM_Music_Review_-_July_20_2011

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Behind The Beat Discussion of “Songs From A Toxic Apartment”

Listen to the interview and exploration of Ethan's Songs from a Toxic Apartment by Steve Rosenfeld at Behind the Beat.

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Ethan Gold interview with WMVL

"WMVL had the great privilege of interviewing the fabulous up and coming artist Ethan Gold. Ethan Gold is a musician from Los Angeles who has recently released his album “Songs from a Toxic Apartment” which we love here at WMVL and recommend highly." Click to read the whole interview with Erica Meyer at WMVL.

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Inkompetent Mun on Poison Video

“Ethan Gold är grym, bara så ni vet.  (Ethan Gold is great, just so you know).” Read more on Inkompetent Mun Inkompetent_mun_-_Jan_9_2011

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Earmilk: Poison video

"Ethan Gold was is destined to create good music." Check out the pre-album post of the Poison video on Earmilk_-_Jan_6_2011

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Whatever Interview: Ethan Gold A Chat Three Years Later

Songs From A Toxic Apartment was made as a complete piece, which puts me at odds with the iTunes culture of single-track focus. I spent a long time making a flow to tell the story I wanted to tell, out of a strange group of songs that started as demos for an opera. Other than one song which I recorded straight as I walked in the door at 3am from a lonely walk with only a half run-through, which provided a bit of a bridge emotionally. You might or might guess which song that is. Anyway it was a lot of carving and painting to make a complete experience...” Read more of Ethan's interview with Amy Grimm at Whatever.... Whatever_-_Dec_28_2010

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

American Chronicle Interview with Ethan Gold

"'Not giving a fuck' is like a religion in this country. South Park has a rebellious stance but what they and a lot of mass culture defends and glorifies is 'not giving a fuck', which seems to me like the personal version of hyper-individualistic capitalism, and it´s fairly unique to our time and place in history. A lot of good societies have had very different morals than that..." Read the whole interview with Kendra Rae Beltran at American Chronicle. Ethan Gold-American Chronicle

Friday, January 1st, 2010

OBEY Giant Blog: Ethan Gold

“Ethan Gold wants you to vote for Obama" but warned that we'll have to push the him.  Ethan may have been the least famous but the most prescient.... See the pitch on OBEY. Obey_Giant_-_Nov_2008

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008