Matt Southern & Lost Gold make folk-tinged garage rock from their home base of Raleigh, NC. On September 3rd they released their 3rd album in as many years, The Songs of Edward Leary. This record finds the band conjuring a wide array of sounds, from jangly syncopated pop and gothic folk to pawn shop countrypolitan, bringing to life the stories of a fabled American outcast.
The Songs of Edward Leary, out now!
The band is:
Matt Southern – Guitar, Vocals
Chris Bennett – Bass
Steven Tietgen – Drums
Kevin Murphy – Guitar
“Could there be a more fitting name for a Raleigh folk-rock band than Matt Southern & Lost Gold? Even putting aside the “Southern,” “lost gold” sounds torn from a Faulkner simile about the sunset. Even if the name didn’t so strongly suggest the hazy light and melancholy beauty of a Southern summer, the music would definitely get the job done.”
-Noah Rawlings, Indyweek
“…a sound that’s a little bit syncopated, a little bit Vampire Weekend, edged with bluesy rhythms and unvarnished vocals—especially on “Hands,” the album’s second single, which threads koan-like lyrics (“Safest memories are those I lost”) through sunny acoustics.”
-Sarah Edwards, Indyweek
“If you recall Asheville musician Seth Kaufmann and his band, Floating Action, this is in the same laid back rattle-trap country/rock/soul mode.
-Ross Grady, WXDU, Durham