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As a long-awaited response to the question of many a Portland music fan, of -- "When will people start paying attention to Golden Retriever and stop letting their genius slip under the radar?" -- Thrill Jockey have finally taken it upon themselves to make a higher profile release for Golden Retriever happen! Be thankful, everyone, that Golden Retriever will see their first TJ release on July 24th. The duo, consisting of Jonathan Sielaff and Matt Carlson, possesses a level of nuance few bands in Portland possess, and their choice of instrumentation -- an analog modular synth and a bass clarinet -- sets them apart even further. Meditative and captivating, Golden Retriever are never the same in a live setting, and we're more than thrilled to have had them play at our Intuitive Navigation show
You can download "Serene Velocity" HERE
. The music video can be seen below. Directed by Jamie Potter (the album's cover artist), it fully immerses you in animated imagery of asteroids and gadgets floating you in space. The concept is remarkably entrancing for all of its simplicity, the slowly changing pixel distortion the most compelling aspect of all.
Anyone who pre-orders the record HERE
gets a free 8-oz bag of Portland's renowned Stumptown Coffee, because we're ridiculous in the Pacific Northwest.
August 1, 2012 Update:
They just dropped their new video for "Canopy" today, directed by Portland filmmaker Jeff Guay. Filmed completely in the Columbia Gorge area, so all of you who live outside of the naturalistic beauty of the Pacific Northwest can be downright jeally. Their CD release show for Occupied With The Unspoken
takes place Wed. August 1st, at 8:30 p.m. at Holocene in Portland, OR, with some other badasses like Normal Music, Ilyas Ahmed, and Pulse Emitter.
Golden Retriever - Serene Velocity from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.
OCCUPIED WITH THE UNSPOKEN TRACKLISTING
01. Serene Velocity
04. Winter Light
02 July, 2012