Pool’s Gold This Sunday!

Posted on Aug 20th, 2010 by Mr Goldbar

Do not sleep people! This Sunday we are throwing a massive FREE bash down at the Jelly Pool Party in Brooklyn, featuring live-as-hell performances from Chromeo, Kid Sister, The Suzan and Telephoned, DJ sets from Treasure Fingers and Kingdom, a fully stocked FG merch booth and more!

Get there early, doors open at 2pm and it will hit capacity quickly. Hit the jump for set times and info about the afterparty at Brooklyn Bowl (also free), where Nick Catchdubs and Vin Sol will be cuttin them records. Read More

Pool’s Gold!

Posted on Aug 9th, 2010 by Mr Goldbar

All summer Jelly NYC has been throwing their free Pool Parties down at East River Park in Williamsburg. On Sunday, August 22nd we’re proud to present an all-FG takeover, which we’re proudly dubbing Pool’s Gold, because, well, why the hell not?

Get their early to stake your claim in front of the stage for the supa sounds of Chromeo, Kid Sister, The Suzan and Telephoned, with deejay sets by Treasure Fingers and Kingdom keeping it moving all day long. Then we head over to Brooklyn Bowl for an afterparty with Nick Catchdubs and Vin Sol on beat duties. See you there!

The Suzan “Home” Single Out Today!

Posted on Jul 27th, 2010 by Mr Goldbar

We’re proud to present the debut Fool’s Gold release from our first band, The Suzan! Starting today you can pick up “Home” (with b-side “Uh Ah”) on iTunes and colored vinyl 7″ single wrapped front to back in psychedelic sleeve art from Dust La Rock. Preview it as RCRD LBL’s “RCRD Of The Day”:

In case you missed their irresistible performances at our CMJ and SXSW showcases, here’s the deal: The Suzan are a boundlessly energetic all-girl band from Japan with a knack for melding jangly, unconventional melodies and keyboard grooves into a sound all their own. Their unique charm and sweetly funky, hard-to-pin-down pop has captivated Bjorn Yttling of Peter, Bjorn and John – who they convinced to be their producer with a MySpace message! – and everyone else they encounter, from The Fader (“Full-on hyperactive bopping around the dancefloor steez.”) to Perez Hilton (“These girls are so adorable… will put a smile on your face!”)

“Home” sets the stage for The Suzan’s full-length LP, Golden Week For The Poco Poco Beat, out this fall on Fool’s Gold / Downtown. It’s effervescent, moody, and (if we humbly say so) one of the best albums of the year! But don’t take our word for it, come check them rocking the free Jelly Pool Party on 8/22 at East River Park in Brooklyn, an all-Fool’s Gold family affair with Chromeo, Kid Sister, Telephoned and more also performing.

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Just Bloggin With The Suzan

Posted on May 11th, 2010 by Mr Goldbar

We’re getting pretty excited for the release of The Suzan’s Fool’s Gold debut this Summer – and you should be too! The Bjorn Yttling-produced compendium of jams is ready to drop in August, with an official single for “Home” (our first 7″!) before then. Full details coming very soon… meanwhile follow the band on Twitter and their blog for new pics and other Japan adventures!

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Fool’s Gold SXSW 2010 Recap

Posted on Apr 9th, 2010 by Mr Goldbar

About time! Like we do every spring, the whole fam went down to Austin a few weeks back for SXSW. Our artists had tons of shows and guest sets to hit, but the pieces de resistance were the two FG events: the Texas Takeover at Republic Live, and the official FG SXSW Showcase at Malverde. Strictly best-of-the-best DJs, MCs, and even some new rock-n-rollers. Party! Whistles!

Check the highlight reel above (stitched together by our edit mistress Lizi Gross) and hit the jump for way more pics and video from our Texas tweekend. WMC up next! Read More

The Suzan “Home”

Posted on Mar 16th, 2010 by Mr Goldbar


Photo by Mamiko Miyakoshi

Head over to The Fader blog for the premier of The Suzan’s “Home,” produced by Bjorn Yttling of Peter Bjorn and John. We’ll be dropping it on a limited-edition 7″ later this spring, and it will also appear on the Suzan’s full-length Fool’s Gold album this summer. “Cool joy” pretty much sums it up!

Check The Suzan at our official SXSW showcase at Malverde on 3/19, and for more of the girls peep their interview with Spinner.

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Fool’s Gold vs Texas 2010

Posted on Mar 2nd, 2010 by Mr Goldbar

It’s that time of year again… we’re bringing the whole gang down to Austin for SXSW festivities. Suited and booted!

First up is our inaugural “Texas Takeover” party on Thursday, 3/18 at Republic Live, featuring Travis x A-Trak, Donnis, Treasure Fingers, Congorock, Kingdom and Sammy Bananas. Get advance tickets here.

Then the following night (Friday 3/19) at Malverde we go even bigger with our official SXSW showcase, featuring Vega, Kid Sister w/ Flosstradamus, Telephoned, Jokers Of The Scene, Trackademicks, The Suzan, Nick Catchdubs, Malente, our extended fam Theophilus London, and… surprise guests? You’ll just have to come thru and see, free entry with SXSW badge (get there early – this will fill up!)

Full size flyers after the jump, more news on our artists’ full festival schedules soon! Read More

The Suzan In V Magazine

Posted on Mar 1st, 2010 by Mr Goldbar

Check out T Cole Rachel’s profile of The Suzan in V Magazine (that bass guitar sticker looks familiar…) and get ready for them to steal your hearts once again at SXSW!

FG NYE Around The Globe

Posted on Dec 29th, 2009 by Mr Goldbar

Check this handy guide to everywhere the Fool’s Gold family will be rocking on NYE, from dueling Macklo Bros in Los Angeles to the Suzan in Tokyo to Congorock in warm and sunny Toronto. Bring on 2010! MMX is a damn fine Roman numeral. Read More

Last Chance To Check The Suzan In NYC!

Posted on Dec 2nd, 2009 by Mr Goldbar

Photo by Loren Wohl

Our girls The Suzan have been spending the past few weeks as Brooklyn residents getting their rock on around town – between the FG CMJ showcase and various gigs around town (you saw the vids!) it was quite the run! They will be going back to Japan next week, but luckily there’s still two chances left to party with them: tonight at Cake Shop (free show, The Suzan on at 10pm, Bjorn Yttling from Peter Bjorn and John DJing) and tomorrow night at the Living Room (11pm). Don’t miss it…

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