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Fool’s Gold

Los Angeles-based Fool’s Gold synthesizes Afropop rhythms and melodies with Western indie stylings, but this collective is not just any old member of the indie-World bandwagon. 

Fool’s Gold brings an academic approach to their sound, focusing on specific regions – for instance, Touareg desert blues, Malian monde music, and Eritrean styles.  The result is a wholly original and genre-defying sonic landscape.

Under the artistic leadership of Lewis Pesacov and Luke Top, Fool’s Gold is a five-piece band that often plays with as many as eight or nine instrumentalists onstage; many of these come from groups like We Are Scientists, Foreign Born, and The Fall.  With such a wealth of talent onstage, Fool’s Gold’s live shows are tidal waves of sound.  Afropop rises beside soul and electronica atop a current of saxophones, guitars, keys, flutes, and percussion, and the Israeli-born Top sings as often in Hebrew as he does in English. 

Fool’s Gold is currently on tour promoting their sophomore album, Leave No Trace.


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Recent Release: Leave No Trace
Release Date: August 16, 2011

Band Origin: Los Angeles

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