DOWNLOAD: Gauntlet Hair - Top Bunk
When we saw Gauntlet Hair play a few weeks back in a cold warehouse, the drummer started the set with his shirt already off. He then proceeded to rip it so hard that we began to wonder if he arrived in New York with one in his possession at all. Listening to “Top Bunk,” we have decided that no, he totally did not. This muted psych-rock melody sounds like a lost b-side of the Trainspotting soundtrack—it's that wavy, weird and young-hearted. Of course it’s rock, not electronica, but it’ll make you wanna take your shirt off and sway just the same. More in our bin, and on the Denver dudes’ eponymous debut on Dead Oceans.