And even though the New York City-based electronic duo didn’t ultimately figure in the solution to the still-ongoing mystery, they’ve benefitted from the buzz as they were discovered by a lot of happy music fans.
To mark the June 15 release of their debut release, Voluspa, TGF will hit the road in the U.S. and Canada for the first time since their dates with Australia’s Presets last year.
The band will warm up for the trek with a May 14 show at NYC’s Mercury Lounge accompanied by The Hundred In The Hands.
TGF’s Voluspa tour kicks off in earnest June 4 at Spaceland in Los Angeles and will wind it’s way back across the country through the end of the month.
Although fans may just be learning about Penelope Trappes and Stephen Hindman in their new guise as The Golden Filter, both musicians (who list Saint Etienne and Pink Floyd as primary influences!) previously worked together as Lismore.
The duo’s distinctive, percussive take on electronica – which Mojo called “the next big thing” and NME described as “post-millenial disco with an icy sheen” – can also be heard in remixes they’ve done for a host of artists including Little Boots (“New In Town”), Empire of the Sun (“We Are The People”), Peter Bjorn and John (“Lay It Down”) and Cut Copy (“Far Away”).
PBandJ returned the favor on the first single from Voluspa, “Hide Me,” adding their “Hortlax Cobra Remix” to TGF’s “Nine Worlds” remix and Clock Opera’s take on the song.
Here’s the video for “Hide Me,” which juxtaposes some steamy hijinks with the studied cool of Trappes’ vocals. (Be sure to stick around for the surprise ending!)