Solid Gold is a Minneapolis-based electronic pop trio consisting of multi-instrumentalists Zach Coulter, Matt Locher, and Adam Hurlburt. The band formed in 2001 in Madison, WI out of a mutual interest in drinking pints, talking about art and getting high. Founded by Jesse Cohen (Tanlines) on drums, with Locher on bass and Coulter on vocals and guitar, the band released a self-titled psychedelic dance-rock EP in 2003.
After Cohen’s departure to New York, Coulter and Locher continued as a two-piece electronic act, eventually recording and touring with producer Paulie Heenan. Heenan left soon after the release of 2004’s chemical-fueled “Out of Your Mind” EP. Armed with a bevy of old vintage organs, Coulter and Locher took to playing hypnotic, improvisational live performances inspired by architecture and futurism. With a desire to play louder and faster, guitarist Adam Hurlburt was added to the lineup.
Coulter, Locher and Hurlburt would soon relocate to Minneapolis and release their debut album, Bodies of Water, to international critical acclaim in 2008. After a few years of touring the US, UK and Iceland, the band recorded their sophomore album, 2012’s Eat Your Young with BJ Burton at April Base. The band is now back with the single “Towns” from their forthcoming 2020 full-length. The album picks up where the band left off, with 10 new dreamscapes that explore the nature of living in a world that is collapsing.
“Solid Gold have made a bang yet again with their captivating electro-retro mood-inducing creations.”
“The Minneapolis-based synth-rockers — who were making gorgeously psychedelic hippie grooves are back with their first new song in six years.“