The Last Gold Leaf
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The Last Gold Leaf

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Pop Acoustic


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"The Last Gold Leaf - Campfire Pop"

The Last Gold Leaf ~ Campfire Pop: An Acoustic EP
By Justin O’Reilly
Subtle beginnings that won’t quit. The Last Gold Leaf created their Twin City sound in the spring of 2012 when Derrick Keith (guitar), Rick Snyder (drums) and Devin Lau (bass) joined forces in Minneapolis. What started out simply as a solo thing with Derrick; soon turned into a band. A trio of amigos with influences such as Death Cab for Cutie, City and Colour, Milo Greene and Common. Common? Yes, Common the artist, but what’s also in common is the fact these cats are all on the same page, artistically speaking.
The trio released their first EP entitled “Campfire Pop: An Acoustic EP” in the fall of 2012. It is what it is, an acoustic album filled with a few sappy love songs, but that’s totally cool. Their track, “I Won’t Quit You” is a catchy number; complete with all the hooks and grooves it needs to generate a little radio buzz.
On some tracks it feels like the band is still trying to get their groove. You know how it is when the band first starts out, right? You’ve got to find that sound—that chemistry between the members. If you’re looking for something with a bit more nuts, check out their most recent EP “Opaque.” It’s got rhythm. It’s got lyrics. But most of all…it’s got electric guitar! The silent, but deadly track from this album is “Drawn”—its military style drum beat, lyrical melody and righteous guitar tone at the (2:36) mark makes the track a stand out. Vocally, they’re on par with the sound of today—your typical indie pop rock, but again…that’s cool, right?
The Last Gold Leaf has definitely progressed musically since their campfire sessions. If you’d like to judge the album(s) yourself—visit the bands’ website THELASTGOLDLEAF.COM and/or Facebook fan page at WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/THELASTGOLDLEAF - Music and Mayhem


Better off Without You - Single (c) 2009 Jade Lea Productions



Derrick Keith first broke on to the scene as the front man for Pop Rock band Jade Lea based out of Ames, Iowa in 2004. After mild success and a full-length album, the band broke up and Rick Snyder (Drums) and Derrick Keith relocated to Minneapolis, Minnesota to re-envision their own sound and direction under the name The Last Gold Leaf. After releasing two EPs, the two parted ways. Although the only official member of the band, Keith now employs a revolving-door of friends, family, and musicians to make music that captures his soulful roots and pop sensibilities.  

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