Download Fool’s Gold Live Studio Session From Seattle’s KEXP

You may remember these guys from the Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros show late last year.  This wickedly fun Afropop indie band recently recorded a live studio session for Seattle’s KEXP for your listening pleasure.  Take a listen here, and check out their sun-soaked video for “Surprise Hotel” below.

(FYI: If you dig Fool’s Gold, you may be interested to know that the band includes several members of the equally impressive Foreign Born, who we’ll be bringing to Madison to play The Frequency on March 4th.  You can grab tickets to that show here.)

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2 Responses

  1. I love these guys…they were so great when they opened for Edward Sharpe.

    Now I’m a complete sucker for Afropop, either the traditional King Sunny Ade variety or the indie variety ala Vampire Weekend or Fool’s Gold — and, yes, the question of appropriation of traditional art forms is a worthwhile, though unresolvable, debate.

    Fool’s Gold brings in a Middle Eastern vibe that blends really well with the taut pitched guitar lines of juju and soukous…and their shows are so infectious.

    When they played High Noon, I swear they could have marched the audience out into the cold night and we would have followed them. They are that good…

    So, should they come back sometime this year, maybe even this spring — and here’s hoping they do — be sure to check them out.

    They just might become your new favorite band.

  2. Looking forward to Fool’s Gold touring over here. The UK dates are up here http://bit.ly/81N0sT

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