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Fools Gold – I Think Not!
August 21, 2009, 7:35 pm
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Hailing from LA, Fools Gold merges Afro-Pop with Western-sounding tweed guitar as if the two generes were made for each other

Hailing from LA, Fool's Gold merges Afro-Pop with Western-sounding tweed guitar as if the two generes were made for each other

I think this group is real gold! This tune here is a single off their upcoming LP that will be released in September. “Surprise Hotel” is certainly a refreshing effort. I’ve found it on the heels of all these afro-pop beats provided by The Very Best, and I must say that Fool’s Gold takes standard afro-pop harmonization and riddim and turns it into something truly unique. It bustles with the life of urban LA, but simultaneously hap-hazardly rolls through ghost towns like a tumbleweed from an old Wild West film. In the end, we arive someplace that’s part desert part African village. Grab this teaser to keep you anticipating the upcoming release in September.

Fool’s Gold – Surprise Hotel

Luke Tops solo effort, Friends, is out now

Luke Top's solo effort, Friends, is out now

Luke Top, a member of, among other things such as Cass McCombs and Foreign Born, also dabbles in the aforementioned band Fools Gold. His solo album, Friends, is in stores now. Top, incidentally, was born in Tel Aviv and is the son of an Iraqi refugee. Like the bands he partakes in, he resides in LA. As evidenced by his past, his musical ideas are certainly eclectic.

Luke Top – Friends

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