Record of the Day…King Of Gold by Casper Skulls

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I knew within seconds of hearing the Thurston-like timbre of King Of Gold, that I was going to like it.

Toronto post-punks Casper Skulls brood like Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine, and their new single King Of Gold is a perfect soundtrack if they ever bring back Night Ride on Global Television (sorry for the Toronto-centric reference of an 80s late night show featuring a car driving the streets of the city to sultry music).

King Of Gold will be released as a 7″ next month, but you can check it out online now. I for one am very interested in what else Casper Skulls have up their sleeve so we’ll be catching up with them shortly. In the meantime, enjoy.

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Tour Dates:

07/27 Toronto, ON – Smiling Buddha w/ Sigh Down One, Winter ’94
08/08 St-Catharines, ON – Merchant Ale House w/ Low Animal, Vypers
08/10 Oakville, ON – Lourice’s w/ Camper
08/11 Peteborough, ON – the Garnet w/ Beef Boys, Faux Cults
08/13 Kingston, ON – TBA
08/14 Ottawa, ON – House of Targ w/ Torment, Chloroform, Durs Coeurs
08/15 Montreal, QB – Barfly w/ Sigh Down One, Towanda
08/17 Halifax, NS – Reflections
08/18 Saint John, NB – Callahan’s Pub w/ Right Shitty
08/19 Moncton, NB – Plan B w/ Thee Requiems
08/20 Fredericton, NB – The Capital w/ Stegosaurus, Right Shitty, Cellar Ghost
08/21 Halifax, NS – Gus’ Pub w/ The Everywheres, Best Fiends
08/28 Hamilton, ON – The Baltimore House w/ Kestrels

Photo by Chris Borges

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Stephen

Domestic now, but spent early to late 80s playing drums in a hair metal band in Toronto. Since then I've lost the hair and have found new ways to scratch the rock and roll itch.

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