Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Get to Know: Gold Leaves

Seattle musician Grant Olson's new project, Gold Leaves has been a labor of love. Maybe best known as part of the folk duo Arthur & Yu, he began the solo work nearly four years ago. But Olson had to scrap the bulk of his early efforts after a bag containing his laptop and notebooks were stolen. Well there must be proof in the saying that good thing come to those who wait, as his new LP, The Ornament is a smooth bohemian wall of harmonies that hasn't sounded this good since Fleet Foxes debut.  
Olson is joined on the disc by Jason Quever of Papercuts, Thao Ngyuen (Thao and the Get Down Stay Down), Amy Blaschke, and members of the Moondoggies, who all contributed backing vocals.
Give a listen to the title track below, and go see him out on tour with the equally talented A.A. Bondy later this month.

10/26 Los Angeles, CA Silverlake Lounge 
11/01 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge *
11/02 Denver, CO Hi-Dive *
11/04 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room *
11/05 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry *
11/07 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon *
11/08 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall *
11/10 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge *
11/11 Little Rock, AR Stickys Chicken Shack *
11/12 Dallas, TX The Prophet Bar *
11/13 Austin, TX The Parish *
11/15 Oxford, MS Proud Larry's *
11/16 Atlanta, GA The Earl *
11/17 Knoxville, TN Pilot Light *
11/18 Charlottesville, VA The Southern *
11/19 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel *
11/21 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church *
11/22 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom *
 * = w/ A.A Bondy

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