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Gauntlet Hair Break Up

“Gauntlet Hair has reached its end,” the band wrote on Facebook today. “Thank you all for your support these past 4 years.” The Chicago duo just released a sophomore full-length, Stills via Dead Oceans. Watch the video for “Human Nature” below. More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 11, 2013 - 7:21 pm

Gauntlet Hair – “Bad Apple”

Next month, Chicago duo Gauntlet Hair release Stills, the new album of dark and gothy new wave that Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Jacobo Portrait produced for them. “Bad Apple” follows “Human Nature” as the second advance track they’ve shared from the album, and it’s a shivery, eerie, finely textured piece of work. Listen to it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 20, 2013 - 12:36 pm

Gauntlet Hair – “Human Nature” Video

In the video for Gauntlet Hair’s fluid “Human Nature,” the band runs through their hometown Chicago, mostly through train stations, as well as into some subtly wild house party scenarios. The track is a fitting soundtrack for a montage of late night, possibly troublesome, antics, so director Ryan Ohm’s visualization of the song is spot-on. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 4, 2013 - 3:58 pm

Gauntlet Hair – “Human Nature”

For their new record Stills, Gauntlet Hair left Denver to return to their home city Chicago. The duo went on nostalgia benders and that’s from where they gleaned influence for this new record. “I started listening again to the stuff I would have in my discman in the back of my mom’s car,” says drummer… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / April 18, 2013 - 1:28 pm

Gauntlet Hair – “Righteous Black”

Here’s the latest from Adult Swim’s Singles Program, a track from Denver indie duo Gauntlet Hair called “Righteous Black.” It’s a roaring slice of the reverb-y pop the group favors. Download it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 30, 2012 - 12:52 pm

Area Codes: 303 – Denver, CO

Of all the Area Codes we’ve done so far, Denver is the biggest city, so it’s probably not a surprise that it has one of the richer histories of anything in the series. Before the jam band craze of the early-to-mid ’90s, Denver was long established as a friendly, scenic city conducive to folk act… More »

By: Corban Goble / January 26, 2012 - 4:18 pm

Gauntlet Hair – “Keep Time” Video

Assaultive Denver indie duo Gauntlet Hair mine a haunted vibe in the video for “Keep Time,” a clip that finds them rummaging around industrial Portland, smashing stuff including a particular variety of squash that will make Billy Corgan very proud. The visuals keenly fit the echoing, sometimes-spooky expanse of the music, a sound that wentMore »

By: Corban Goble / November 2, 2011 - 5:47 pm

Stream Gauntlet Hair’s Debut LP Gauntlet Hair

We’ve posted “Keep Time” and “Top Bunk” from Denver pop collagists Gauntlet Hair’s debut LP and also included them in our Best New Bands Of 2011 list. So, given that buildup, it’s probably time to hear the full record! Luckily enough, a stream is here via Consequence Of Sound. Gauntlet Hair drops 10/18 on DeadMore »

By: Corban Goble / October 13, 2011 - 10:03 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: September 2011

Save a bit of humidity, it is an undeniably autumnal day in NYC. It’s gray, it is wet, and it feels positively gauche to jam to anything that would feel right at a beach. So to help to fill the void created by expunging “sunny music” from your daily playlist, and to show solidarity with… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 23, 2011 - 6:03 pm

Gauntlet Hair – “Keep Time” (Stereogum Premiere)

Denver, CO duo Gauntlet Hair has been on the verge for some time now, thanks to their cacophonous, ramshackle reverb-pop gems. The Stereogum40 welcomed them this year. Today, we share their anticipated debut album’s first song, “Keep Time,” a huge-sounding, heavy pop jam that sounds like it’s emanating from some kind of subterranean bower. Pretty… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 20, 2011 - 2:40 pm

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands of 2011

Last year, right around the time summer turned to fall, we at Stereogum published our list of the 40 best new bands of the year. The idea of a “new” band is a pretty nebulous one, since many of the kids we listed were probably planning out their musical ventures in their basements since they… More »

By: Stereogum / September 13, 2011 - 12:26 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: August 2011

We took last month off from our Monthly Mix series in favor of our midterm flashback/annual summer jams compilation Cruel Summer, which you should grab if you haven’t. But it is a new month — the last one of Summer 2011 — so here’s a filtered recap of the month’s finest free MP3s. Use it… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 9, 2011 - 10:03 am

Pictureplane’s Mtymx Rhinoceropolis Hype Package

Last night Travis Egedy, aka BTW Pictureplane, dropped us a line about the showcase he and his friends at the Denver DIY warehouse Rhinoceropolis curated for Todd P’s MTYMX Festival. In his words, it’s a “hype package.” It really is … If you’re trekking to Monterrey and aren’t familiar with some of the less well-know… More »

By: brandon / March 12, 2010 - 6:07 pm