Most of the time when a band comes in town to occupy a big venue like the Sound Academy or Kool Haus, I have to be there on time to witness all the opening acts to make sure that I don't miss a thing. (Maybe it's just me, but I bet I could see some people nodding their heads on this.) I'm not usually fashionably late for any these shows to make sure I fully get what I paid for. Sometimes, an opening band becomes one of my favorite bands, while the long wait is totally worthy, and others fail to shine in the precious spotlight of thousands, while I stare at my toes for countless occasions during the set. It's very hit and miss, don't you think?
For those who are heading to Kool Haus on May 13th to see Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, you are in for a real treat. Los Angels new wave pop quartet, Fool's Gold, have been hitting the road to support the indie folk giant. Their latest release in 2011, Leave No Trace, became a utopia of 80's new wave revival. Their boogie-woogie dance tunes entice tip-toe dancing to hop-step jumping. Despite their difference in musical style with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, you can easily find yourself bouncing around during the show.
Fool's Gold released a music video, The Dive, off the new record. This very summery frenzied tune will take you to a paradice of new wave. I picture myself floating on a little boat in an ocean listening to this song. Get yourself ready for this show by watching it!