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Gold Fields Release ‘Black Sun’

  Feb 26, 2013  
Gold Fields Release ‘Black Sun’

Gold Fields’ debut album Black Sun is armed with pop hooks, tribal beats, danceable rhythms, and plenty of emotion. The result of relentless work and playful experimentation, the album is released TODAY via Astralwerks at iTunes and all digital and physical retailers! In addition to kicking off the MTV “Artist To Watch” campaign this week, the band has received a nomination for an mtvU Woodie in the Breaking Woodie [Best Emerging Act] category. In celebration of the album’s release, fans can hear the full album streaming on MTV.com.

Revered for their larger-than-life live show, the Australian quintet has played many sold out shows on the 1st leg of a national US tour and will kick off the 2nd leg this Spring supporting Capital Cities. The band will also bring their energized show to SXSW this year, including parties for FILTER, Waterloo Records, Aussie BBQ & more!

Fans that can’t make it out to a show will have two chances to experience the band live on their two national TV appearances. They will make their debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! performing ”Dark Again,” tomorrow (2/27) at 11:35/10:35pm Central on ABC.

” …tuneful pop approachability to the kind of dance rock that appeared in the 1980s, revving it up with buoyant Caribbean syncopations.” – New York Times

“dance-happy new wave… tinged with end-of-the-evening melancholy.” – Alternative Press

“grooves with New Wave synth, a solar guitar riff and flashy disco sheen”
– Rolling Stone

“ …hypnotic swirls of synths, a driving hook, and subtly soothing vocals — all ingredients for an indie earworm.”
– Entertainment Weekly

“a force to be reckoned with”
– FILTER

Tour Dates w/ A Silent Film & Royal Teeth
2/28: Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
3/2: Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
3/5: San Diego @ The Casbah
3/6: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
3/8: Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Café

SXSW Shows
3/11: SXSW @ Republic Live (Daily Motion Showcase), tbc
3/12: SXSW @ Antone’s (Pandora Discovery Den Day Party), 2:40pm
3/14: SXSW @ Waterloo Records (Waterloo Records In-Store), 3pm
3/15: SXSW @ Lustre Pearl (FILTER – Dickies Day Party), 4pm
3/16: SXSW @ Maggie Mae’s Rooftop (Aussie BBQ Showcase), 10pm

Tour Dates w/ Capital Cities
4/23: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
4/24: Tuscon, AZ @ Solar Culture
4/26: Austin. TX @ Stubb’s JR
4/28: Houston, TX @ HOB Bronze Peacock
4/30: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
5/3: Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
5/5: Norfolk, VA @ Jewish Mother
5/8: Boston, MA @ Paradise
5/9: New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
5/10: Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
5/13: Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
5/14: Cleveland, OH @ Cambridge Room
5/15: Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
5/21: Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
5/22: Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
5/23: Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theater
5/24: Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
5/29: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
5/31: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
6/1: Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho Restaurant and Music Club
6/5: Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
6/6: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre

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