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What is Gauntlet Hair? The name would suggest, according to Webster, A protective
glove [in this case hair] worn with medieval armor. Perhaps it means that to old man Webster but to us, Gauntlet Hair is synonymous with the best in experimental Indie music. Their sound culls upon guitar cords and vocals that sound like they should have been invented long before they were. A sound that stirs the listener in ways not fathomed.
Gauntlet Hair hails from Lafayette, Colorado and garnered much attention after their performance at South by Southwest festival. We knew them because Mexican Summer put GH’s first singles on their label. With their first full-lenth eponymous LP now out on Dead Oceans records, Gauntlet Hair is seeming stronger than ever.
We have been chomping at the bit waiting to see them since we heard their 7″ from 2010 with I Was Thinking… on it. We sadly missed them in their first Philly appearance as the opening act for the Dodos but were thrilled R5 brought them back as a headliner on October 24th.
Having been worked to the bone during CMJ and other events, we still knew that Andy and Craig and crew would deliver an amazing performance. They did. We loved it and feel bad for those that missed it. Here is some video from Gauntlet Hair’s sick performance at KFN in Philly:
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