John Gold’s New Album ‘A Flower In Your Head’ Out Today
Gold Plays June Residency in Los Angeles
Los Angeles singer-songwriter John Gold is pleased to announce today’s release of his newest record, A Flower In Your Head, on Vagrant Records. The 10 shimmering pop songs on A Flower In Your Head were recorded and co-produced by drummer/producer Scott Seiver (Pete Yorn) and mixed by Shawn Everett (Weezer, Phantom Planet, Simon Dawes).
Album track “Honeymade” was featured in a recent episode of “Teen Wolf” on MTV, appearing in the first act after the main title. The song was included in the “Teen Wolf” music page on MTV.comfollowing the episode. Similarly, another album track, “Augusta Vail,” will be used on this week’s episode of MTV’s “16 and Pregnant.”
To support A Flower In Your Head, Gold will be playing a short residency for the rest of June at The Rotary Room at Little Temple in Los Angeles. He will play shows today (June 14), June 21, and June 28. Address is below.
John Gold is a singer-songwriter – or, as he puts it, “writer-songsinger” – who should be a poster child for DIY. With a little help from his friends, his songs have found their way from a small Hollywood apartment to the ears of the masses on shows like Weeds (Showtime) and the successful indie film Mean Creak (Paramount), not to mention Nike and Levi’s spots. Fans have started to notice the lovable underdog, and after having self-released two full-length albums (These Are Color Days in 2002, and The Eastside Shake in 2005), John Gold is preparing to unveil his third proper release, entitled A Flower In Your Head, via Vagrant Records in June 2011.
Each song on A Flower In Your Head serves as a sunny manifestation of the trials and tribulations that make up our daily lives. “It’s become my own personal manifesto,” notes John. “In the past few years I’ve sort of changed the way I think about things. I’ve decided that if I’m gonna sing the same things over and over for years, better to reach for the good that is now and will be tomorrow rather than report on the past.” As implied in the title, A Flower In Your Head is Gold’s way of planting that seed into listeners’ minds with his lyrics and melodies, and hopefully changing some minds for the better, if only for a moment. “And that’s the magic of music, isn’t it?”
From start to finish, A Flower In Your Head offers something for everyone, roping in 60’s and 70’s Southern California rock enthusiasts with tracks like ‘Skyscraper’ and ‘Baby, it’s Your Life’ with pop hooks, piano leads and tambourine shakes that make it nearly impossible to contain your sing-along instincts on those long summer drives.
June 14 @ Rotary Room @ Little Temple
June 21 @ Rotary Room @ Little Temple
June 28 @ Rotary Room @ Little Temple
4519 Santa Monica Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90029-1906
Los Angeles, CA 90029-1906