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My Gold Mask finds goth-pop ecstasy on 'Explode'

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My Gold Mask

Chicagoans Gretta Rochelle and Jack Armondo have been making music together for almost as long as they’ve been romantically involved.

After playing in a “sex rock” band together for a few years, they launched My Gold Mask as a more electronics-based, pop-oriented project that over the past half decade has found a sweet spot between Siouxsie & the Banshees and Robyn. After last year’s Leave Me Midnight LP the band–now a trio thanks to the addition of drummer James Andrew–is focusing on the release of a series of singles recorded by metal guru Sanford Parker. The latest, “Explode,” is heavier than anything they’ve ever recorded, filled with dense synthesizer tones and a relentlessly pounding drum part, but with plenty of big hooks the song can gracefully slide into your brain and wedge itself there.

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 @ Pyramid Scheme * 

Grand Rapids, MI

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 @ 2720 Cherokee * 

St Louis, MO

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 @ The Bottleneck * 

Lawrence, KS

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 @ Miramar Theatre * 

Milwaukee, WI

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 @ Turf Club * 

St. Paul, MN

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 @ Double Door *

Chicago, IL

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 @ The Drinkery † 

Cincinnati, OH

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 @ The Hi-Fi (formerly Do317 Lounge) †

Indianapolis, IN

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 @ Knitting Factory †

Brooklyn, NY

* w/ The Hood Internet, Hologram Kizzie & Fluffy

† w/ Glass Lux

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