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Gold Lake

Nueva York, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Nueva York, New York, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
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"Stream Gold Lake's Majestic, Phil Ek-Produced 'We Already Exist'"

Spanish expats dropping self-released single on June 18, currently planning release for debut LP

Gold Lake are busy sorting out release details for their recently completed, Phil Ek-produced debut album, but in the meantime, the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Madrid trio plans to drop a two-song single on June 18. One of the tracks featured on that upcoming release is “We Already Exist,” an airy reverie that also bears Ek’s fingerprints, a woodsy, driving rhythm that’s bolstered by singer Lua Rios’ vocals, which sound like the stuff of Divine Inspiration. Hear it below. - SPIN Magazine

"Gold Lake – “Lovers” (Stereogum Premiere)"

Gold Lake’s name truly captures the sound of the Spanish trio: a glistening amalgam of intimate vocals and scintillating instrumentation. Following the release of “We Already Exist,” the first single from their upcoming debut album Years, and a video to go with it, Gold Lake now share “Lovers” with us, a track that reflects on a love that has come and gone. The crux of this song is the vulnerability in the vocals that are strategically sandwiched between two episodic bursts of instrumentation. The waling, lo-fi guitar that cries out from a distance in the beginning cuts out at the minute mark, replaced by the closeness of Lua Rios’ stunning vocals layered over a twinkling guitar. “What’s in a love song you lovers?” she keeps asking, intermittently backed by the baritone of her bandmate Carlos as the shimmering guitar behind them repeatedly builds up and dwindles. The emotion conveyed thus far fuses with the reentry of a loud guitar, creating an amorphous blanket of noise to carry out the song. Check out the new single below. - Stereogum

"Listen: Gold Lake x The Helio Sequence 'We Already Exist' gets re-worked..."

The Helio Sequence have stepped in to re-work Gold Lake’s new track “We Already Exist”.

Brooklyn by way of Madrid, Gold Lake are arresting from their name alone. In an era when guitar music fluctuates between dole-queue-realism and avant complexity, it’s re-freshing to hear something to effortlessly beautiful.

Currently working on their debut album, Gold Lake have secluded themselves away in the studio with the highly experienced mindset of Phil Elk.

“We Already Exist” emerged online recently, a tender, gently evolving nugget. Now The Helio Sequence have stepped in to remix the band, and the results are quite something.

Blissful shoegaze with a quite direct touch, it’s reminiscent of fellow Brooklyn types The School Of Seven Bells but with a more lavish, widescreen sound.

Listen to it now. - Clash Magazine


Brooklyn (via Madrid) indie-folk favorites, Gold Lake, have recently been lucky enough to work with acclaimed producer Phil Ek (The Shins, Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty) to mix their anticipated album, Years. Though the full release isn’t available yet, the trio has offered a glimpse into their rich sound with teaser track, “We Already Exist”. The song has a delightfully chimerical appeal, featuring calming percussion, glistening guitars and beautifully camouflaged vocals from founding member Lua Rios. This young, talented troupe will release a two-song single on June 18th, featuring the track above along with a remix from The Helio Sequence. You can also catch the band performing at Glasslands on July 23rd! - The Wild Honey Pie

"[stream] Gold Lake // We Already Exist"

Whatever you’re expecting a band named Gold Lake to sound like, that’s exactly what you’re going to get from this Brooklyn-via-Madrid outfit. The band’s new album, Years, was mixed by none other than Phil Ek, who has produced the likes of The Shins and Fleet Foxes. While there is no official word about when the album is going to see the light of day, the band is releasing a two song single on June 18th to whet the appetites of potential listeners.

“We Already Exist” is my introduction to the trio, and it’s a breathless, layered affair that’s sure to win some converts to the band’s sound. Not unlike the body of water from which they take their moniker, there’s a depth to their sound that goes well beyond their short time making music together.

The single will feature a remix of the “We Already Exist” as well, done by The Helio Sequence. - Tympanogram

"NYC Bands on the rise: Gold Lake, plays Glasslands on 06.03"

Sometimes you have to go through a lot of changes before bringing it all together. For the soaring pop of Glod Lake, the band’s history has brought the duo through several bands, countries (Madrid) and hairstyles (just assuming here, based on their stylish locks) before finally landing them at new single “We Already Exist”. An anthemic journey showcasing singer Lua Rios’s insanely huge range, the new track nicely takes the group from rock roots to a kaleidoscopic maze of melodic movement. All that... and they’ve got a new remix by Helio Sequence to really get things started.

Stay tuned for their debut “Years” dropping later this year, and see the group when they play at Glasslands on June 3rd with Little Children. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)

We added this song to The Deli’s playlist of Best mellow songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out! - Deli Magazine

"OBSESSIVE COMPULSIONS: FILTER’s Weekly Picks Featuring Savages, Yeasayer + More -"

I was already excited for Gold Lake’s upcoming album, Years, and with the release of the hauntingly ethereal track “We Already Exist” I just can’t take the anticipation anymore! The Brooklyn trio has always oozed talent, but from the sounds of this track, their recent collaboration with producer Phil Ek (The Shins, Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty) has paid off in spades - Filter Magazine

"Summer Dreaming in California with the Brooklyn-Based Trio"

Gold Lake: We Already Exist

Summer Dreaming in California with the Brooklyn-Based Trio

“The title alludes to the idea that no matter how many layers you feel you have to add when you are in a different place, you are still yourself,” explains Spanish émigré and Gold Lake singer Lua Rios, of atmospheric new track, “We Already Exist.” Rios emigrated to Brooklyn with fellow countryman, guitarist Carlos del Amo, in 2009, and the line-up is completed by drummer Dave Burnett. The three are currently prepping the band’s second album, mixed in Seattle by Phil Ek, revered producer of such big-time indie acts as Fleet Foxes, The Walkmen and The Shins. Today’s hazy depiction of the Golden State coastline was captured over two days by Seattle-born, LA-and Portland-based filmmaker Christian Sorensen Hansen, whose high-definition riffs on the American landscape on show in work for Pull & Bear, Blackberry and Atlantic Records’ signing Kitten attracted the band to him. The director settled on the eucalyptus forests, sand dunes and dramatic coastline of Los Osos, and enlisted an anonymous friend to play the icosidodecahedron-headed protagonist. “We camped over one night, and shot the final scene the second day right after sunrise,” recalls Hansen. “It was only six in the morning, but there were already fishermen out on the rocks, looking equally baffled and excited. They continued to fish and we continued to shoot—blistering cold, naked actor and all.” - Nowness

"Beautiful Folk Pop From Gold Lake"

This is a very beautifully done song called “We Already Exist” by Brooklyn via Madrid group Gold Lake. I find myself immediately drawn to the similarities the band has with folky groups like Fleet Foxes intertwined with more indie pop bands like Matt Pond PA. It’s super duper.

Stay tuned as we get more information on the upcoming debut album Years which has a TBA release date. - Austin Town Hall

"Northside Festival with Gold Lake ..."

I may be biased, but DAMN their new tunes are impressive. I told them, "somebody's been listening to Broken Social Scene." They've been at work on an EP, and I hope some of the new tunes like "Piano Song" get on there. -

"Don’t Miss Bands at Culture Collide Festival: Phantogram, Tokyo Police Club, Sea Wolf & Gold Lake"

"Gold Lake create a melodic lo-fi yet lush sound with Lua’s sassy vocals and their collective story-telling guitars" - The Owl Mag (Los Angeles)

"My loyalty to Toronto’s music scene is rivaled primarily by Brooklyn, New York thanks to bands like Gold Lake."

My loyalty to Toronto’s music scene is rivaled primarily by Brooklyn, New York thanks to bands like Gold Lake. For a band that lists “the smell of our nitrocellulose lacquered guitars” and “poisons and their antidotes” as influences, they sure transpire into a breezy, beautiful collection of songs with sharp lyrics, romantic melodies and moody guitars. - Toronto Music Scene


Still working on that hot first release.



Brooklyn band Gold Lake have finished recording what will be their debut album, Years, mixed by Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, The Walkmen, Father John Misty). Founding members, Carlos and Lua, met in Carlos' hip night club in Madrid in the midst of the Spanish capital's music scene.
Shortly after moving to Brooklyn they started Gold Lake first as a duo, and then transforming into a trio after meeting Dave. As soon as the band was finally established, they started playing around NY and festivals such as Filter Magazine's Culture Collide Festival in LA, NXNE festival in Toronto, Northside Festival in NY, SXSW, CMJ, Pop Montreal, etc... and have opened for bands like Basia Bulat, Peter and the Wolf, Ivan & Alyosha and Nada Surf.
In the meantime, to whet our appetites, Gold Lake released a single with one song from their forthcoming Phil Ek-mixed debut album and a remix by The Helio Sequence.
Already garnering attention from the media, KEXP have started playing their music and Spin Magazine premiered their single calling it "majestic".

Their album YEARS will be coming out on November 4th on Outside Music. In the meantime they'll be heading out on tour opening for Midlake and The Lumineers. 

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