When I think of the term "indie hipster bullshit" - this is what I think of. Fool's Gold has just released a new video for "The Dive" - and I am hardly impressed...I am annoyed. There is nothing special or different about this band, unless you want to cross a higher level calypso that most "tropical bands" are using with Vmapire Weekend, but even Vampire Weekend has more of an edge than this band.
And you don't actually have to be special or different for me to like what I hear, give me a Beatles rippoff or Holy Ghost dance like song any day of the week and I will enjoy it - but what you must have is an edge - and this is where Fool's Gold falls flat for me.
For years now I have seen this band at shows, and I just can't get into it - if I wanted to listen to a hippie band I would go see Phish - at least then I can escape the boredom have my mind blown at the same time.
However, they serve a purpose and are impressing lots of people, so more power to you Fool's Gold! Who am I to judge really.... They will be on tour this may - so get out to a show and you be the judge!
Tue. May 8 - New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
Wed. May 9 - New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom
Fri. May 11 - Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
Sat. May 12 - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
Sun. May 13 - Toronto, ON @ Kool Haus
Tue. May 15 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Wed. May 16 - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
Fri. May 18 - Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
Sat. May 19 - Columbus, OH @ The Summit
Mon. May 21 - Chicago, IL @ Schuba's
Tue. May 22 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
Wed. May 23 - Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
Sat. June 30 - Pasadena, CA @ Levitt Pavilion Pasadena