Label: Not On Label (Mourn Self-Released) - none • Format: CD EP • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Rock • Style: Stoner Rock, Hardcore, Sludge Metal
Fool's Gold is a Los Angeles collective that weaves together Western pop aesthetics with African and Middle Eastern rhythms and melodies.
The band was formed initially as a collaboration between Fools Gold - Mourn - The Beaten Path and Pesacov in Top had immigrated to Los Angeles from Israel at age three and earned his B. Pesacov earned a degree in classical music theory and composition while studying under American composers Mark Randall-Osborn and Franklin Cox. Joining their cultural and musical backgrounds, the two began writing songs together, many of which would eventually appear on their self-titled debut album in Top has said that the band's name came from a trip he and Pesacov took to Northern California in which a mutual friend described a time when she found fool's gold in the ocean.
Fool's Gold expanded to a sizable band composed of numerous accomplished and unique musicians. In latethe band was chosen as of one Beyond Race Magazine ' s 50 Emerging Artists, resulting in a spot in the publication's No. The songs for the band's debut album Fool's Gold were mostly recorded live over a two-day session at the Sunset Lodge recording studio in Los Angeles in ; tracks were later completed in various apartment living rooms in the early parts of Top and Pesacov collaborated on the music, written over a three-year span.
The lyrics of the Fools Gold - Mourn - The Beaten Path are almost entirely in Hebrew. A notable distinction in Leave No Trace is that it is sung predominately in English.
This was an intuitive choice, much in the way the debut album leaned towards Hebrew. Being that this is a far more personal and nuanced collection of songs, it (I Wanna Give You) Devotion - Various - This Is.
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