Published Feb 06, 2009Formerly known as Yukon, No Gold are a trio of early 20somethings from Vancouver heavily influenced by the likes of Aaliyah, R. Kelly and Rihanna. And yet they sound like they've been vacationing on the beaches of the Greater Antilles. Though their sound is very much "now," with the tropical melodies and soukous-flavoured rhythms, Liam Butler, Jack Jutesen and Haley Pearse were digging pop's latest Africanism fixation long before Vampire Weekend became this generation's Graceland.
Currently working on their debut full-length, "Miami" is taken from a forthcoming seven-inch to be released by Broadway to Boundary (Mutators, Shearing Pinx) in April. As they say on their MySpace blog, "Let's party hard together spring '09." With its rainbow of shimmering melodies and the irresistibly nonchalant shuffle, this track ought to see that it happens. Well, if you replace "hard" with "politely."