Emily Gold is an LA-bred singer and songwriter who is carving out a niche for herself in the local indie rock scene. A story teller with a rock 'n' roll heart, Emily creates lush, atmospheric soundscapes in the vein of 90's shoegaze and dream pop (My Bl...
Emily Gold is an LA-bred singer and songwriter who is carving out a niche for herself in the local indie rock scene. A story teller with a rock 'n' roll heart, Emily creates lush, atmospheric soundscapes in the vein of 90's shoegaze and dream pop (My Bloody Valentine, Cocteau Twins) alongside modern indie artist.. In so doing she creates a dynamic stylistic range that is both a nod to her influences and uniquely her own. The fuzz and grit of her guitar-driven music is only overpowered by the beauty of her vocals.
Gold stems from an impressive lineage including her late father Andrew Gold (who wrote the pop hit-turned-Golden Girls theme song "Thank You For Being A Friend"), Grandmother Marni Nixon (coined "The Voice of Hollywood" for providing the singing voice for starlets such as Natalie Wood in "West Side Story") and her composer grandfather Ernest Gold (who won numerous awards including an Oscar for his score from the movie Exodus). Although Emily has impressive genes, she has built a distinctive reputation for herself by working as a session singer and songwriter in Los Angeles collaborating with fellow up-and-coming artists and local producers.
In 2013, Emily released her debut EP which was featured on British and online radio and reviewed by Buzzbands LA who claimed, "It won't take long for Gold to make a name for herself". Her debut LP, Recluse, has proved indeed successful with gripping, well-crafted songs written and produced with David Burris at Manifest Music in Santa Monica, CA. Graham Gouldman of 80's Brit pop group 10CC stated that Recluse "has such a haunting mood" and that "it is most importantly, original sounding". Free Bike Valet (nominated by L.A. weekly for best music blog for their 2013 web awards) premiered Gold's single off the LP on Oct. 22,2014, calling it an "unapologetic salute to the '90s." Recluse was released in July 2015 to warm reception from national college and public radio and national music blogs. Yay! LA magazine did a raving review of the album, stating it is "some of the most enveloping and textural indie rock one might hope to hear". The album was further released on tape cassette via Wiener Records in November 2015. Gold's band continues to garner attention with their live performance currently focused on the east side of LA.