The great movement of soft indie pop from the West Coast has a new militant: Pacific Gold. This band, composed of Torry Anderson (keys), Brian Hibbard (guitar), Dan Koch (vocals), David Stuart (drums) and John Raines (bass), produced sweet harmonies enhancing their well-crafted songs that are never too complicated nor too simple to get bored after a few listens.

There’s a folk base that solidly glues everything together. When the Seattle based band bares it all without any artifice. On Father Winter (In His Heart of Gloom), its only Dan Koch’s voice and a few notes on the electric guitar, while on Sweet Rivers of Redeeming Love, full band fly away and a soft and enjoyable ride. They end their 4-track EP with a Velvet Underground cover that perfectly fits their style: I’m Set Free has the same feel out of Koch’s mouth than it had in Doug Yule’s. Cool, soft, dreamy pop that still brings you elsewhere.

We’ll keep an eye on Pacific Gold as their debut full-length album “Sing My Welcome Home” has been released on BC Music today, March 24th 2015.

pacific gold band ep

Pacific Gold EP
(independent, 2013)

-Genre: west-coast style indie pop

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Get the album for free on the band’s BandCamp page

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Mélomane invétéré plongeant dans tous les genres et époques, Nicolas Pelletier a publié 6 000 critiques de disques et concerts depuis 1991, dont 1100 chez emoragei magazine et 600 sur, dont il a également été le rédacteur en chef de 2009 à 2014. Il publie "Les perles rares et grands crus de la musique" en 2013, lance le site RREVERB en 2014, et devient stratège numérique des radios de Bell Média en 2015, participant au lancement de la marque iHeartRadio au Canada en 2016. Il dirige maintenant la stratégie numérique d'ICI Musique, la radio musicale de Radio-Canada.