Sometimes, when the autumn-y chill begins to roll in, you just want to make one last frantic monkey-grab for music that feels like summer.
Shifting L.A. collective Fool’s Gold sound like they could hold off October’s looming temperature drop single-handedly (well, right now, they’ve got about 18 hands) with their loose, sun-stroked vibe and the sprawling rock polyrhythms on their self-titled debut (out September 29 on Iamsound).
Built around two frontmen, Israeli-born Luke Top (he often sings in Hebrew) and and Lewis Pesacov (also a guitarist for the excellent Foreign Born), with members of the Fall and We Are Scientists, Fool’s Gold riffs on the kind of giddy Afro-pop elements that got Vampire Weekend their SNL gigs and movie-soundtrack placements, minus the popped-collar smugness.
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