Uncut Rates Fool's Gold 4 Stars

8/4/2011

The September issue of Uncut Magazine rates FOOL'S GOLD as 4 stars. Upcoming album Leave No Trace, to be released on IAMSOUND, is reviewed by Sam Richards.

"Rousing stuff from the west coast Vampire Weekend with this second album, LA's Fool's Gold have managed the transition from 12-strong collective to conventional five-man unit with their bustling zeal intact. Frontman Luke Top now sings mostly in English rather than Hebrew (apart from verses of "Tel Aviv") but his voice retains a cosmopolitan richness, while the rest of the band switch instruments and styles with sublime fluency. The 10 supple, radiant songs blur the boundaries between African pop and funky American new wave with the same glorious ease as Talking Heads' Speaking in Tongues."