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by The Gold Web

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Pop music is inescapable, and there's a clear dichotomy in Chicago's independent music circles: musicians who rail against the perceived inauthenticity and shortcomings of pop, and those who embrace the genre, evolve from it, and create fantastic art from it. While both attitudes have their place, the Gold Web takes the latter approach; they see pop's artificiality and put it front and center with invented identities, bizarre, intricate costumes, and wild stage theatrics. They take pop's sonic elements and amplify them until they're totally blown out, their weird synth leads melding with fuzzy electric guitars sketching out hyperactive melodies and bombastic post-psychedelic soundscapes.

The Gold Web’s songs are underpinned by massive basslines and pulsating drum grooves, making even their mellowest tracks danceable. Their main feature is the band’s exceptional grasp of melody - whether it’s expressed through vocal hooks, glammy guitar riffs, or keyboard countermelodies. The songs’ arrangements are dynamic and textured, supplemented by triggered samples, auxillary percussion, and shimmering synth pads. Their live shows are a multimedia affair, hinting at a created universe larger than they can show us in a thirty-minute set - these characters live in a world where the underground art party never stops.

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released April 4, 2016

released March 2016

The Gold Web is:
KING FWX - Vocals / Guitar
DR. WEED Samples / Aux Percussion
GOLDILOX - Drums
ST. SNAKE - Synth / Bass

Chicago Singles Club Contributors:
Jeff Kelley - engineer
Kevin Claxton - assistant engineer
Kerri Hacker - photography
Iris Lin - videography
Kelsie Hardison - videography

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Chicago Singles Club is an online music publication and record label that, once a month, produces an exclusive, original recording and video interview with a different independent Chicago artist that we love.

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