My Gold Mask
After leaving Brooklyn, NY and Baton Rouge, LA respectively,My Gold Mask founding members Jack Armondo (Guitar, Vocals) and Gretta Rochelle (Vocals, Percussion) both took life detours in Albuquerque, NM. Despite running in the same social circles there, it wasn't until they moved to Chicago IL, and had a chance encounter at a rooftop party, that the two finally met. The conversation quickly turned to music and has stayed there ever since. In 2009, seeing the completion of a couple of short-lived rock projects involving other members, the musical couple withdrew themselves and dedicated their time to experimenting with new sounds and broadening their artistic voices. This time away from the touring circuit lead to the birth of a home recorded experiment called My Gold Mask. The results were two well-received EPs in 2010: A Thousand Voices and A Million Miles(From Where We Were Last). Singles like "Violet Eyes" and "Ghost In Your Bed" quickly became blog favorites, leading to Pitchfork calling them “a band to watch.”
On Anxious Utopia, Gretta turns her anxieties into party like anthems that exorcise (and sometimes give life to) her personal demons in catchy, haunting tracks like "Connect" and "Insomnia." Themes of struggle, release and redemption weave their way throughout an album that lets more light into the darkness than on past releases.
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