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Gold Beach


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Initially hailing from the Houston area, the principle songwriters of Gold Beach, Tony Daugherty and Michael Winningham, grew up on the same street. The two relocated to Austin and put the band together, which includes a plethora of regional talent, including: Jeremy Gomez (x-Mineral, the Glass Family), Carlos Orozco (x-Western Keys, Black Drum Set), Nicole Kern (x-Balmorhea), Evan Jacobs (Tacks! the Boy Disaster, Polyphonic Spree), Andy Sharp (Girling), and Henna Chou (x-My Education).

Since then, the band has been on a roll! They self released their first record which the Austin Chronicle called a "carefully crafted debut", supported national bands such as Memoryhouse, Talkdemonic, Wooden Birds, Balmorhea and recently completed a Daytrotter session. KUT/NPR Austin had the band in studio and Texas Music Matters/NPR included the band in their "Best of 2011" list. Needless to say, the band has been hard at work and already has made plans in the studio with renown producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, the Walkmen, Wye Oak) to start work on the next record.

This is where we pick up with the band! Gold Beach "Gold Beach" out 2/28 is the first in a series of 7"s that is being released as a joint effort by Velvet Blue Music, Spune, and Tree Fall Sounds. It's 2 tracks on beautiful white vinyl, which includes a previously unreleased song and a download card with an whopping 6 tracks! We anticipate great things for the band in 2012! Socialize with the band on Facebook at

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