The Minneapolis-based synth-rockers [Solid Gold] -- who were making gorgeously psychedelic hippie grooves before Tame Impala could afford its first Roland keyboard – are back with their first new song in six years. [...] Singer Zach Coulter and his multi-instrumentalist bandmates Matt Locher and Adam Hurlburt are currently finishing off a record for release sometime next year. The first taste of it is a slow-bobbing tune titled “Towns,” which sounds like it could’ve also been used for the long-rumored second Gayngs album (the supegroup these guys also had a hand in).
“Towns” was recorded with production/engineering help from Josh Berg (who’s worked with Kanye and Mac Miller) and Ryan Olcott (ex-12 Rods frontman). Other details of the album have yet to be revealed. Coulter described the origins of the song this way: “"We started melding ‘Towns’ together in Matt's basement. I had the synth top line and a basic structure. The lyrics came shortly after and are all about seducing the idea of 'Faith' as a person in order to destroy it." [Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune]