♫♪  Goldrush Music Festival - 2014 Companion Cassette

Most music fests make us sick to our stomachs. Goldrush Music Festival isn’t one of them. Now in its fourth year, Denver’s premiere experimental music fest — co-founded by our own Crawford Philleo — has proven how a grassroots, DIY approach to curation and sponsorship can lead to a singular festival experience, one whose essence is defined by creativity and collectivism, not by expensive bottled water and sub par lineups. And this year’s Goldrush lineup is its best yet, with the likes of Wolf Eyes, Eric Copeland, and Mount Eerie performing alongside artists like Thug Entrancer, Good Willsmith, and DVA, all assembling together on September 13-14 at the Larimer Lounge and Meadowlark Bar.

In addition to a unique, custom zine, Goldrush is also once again selling a companion cassette tape featuring tracks from this year’s lineup. The end result is 24 songs of new material, exclusive remixes, and much more. And also like last year, Goldrush has given TMT the pleasure of premiering Side A, which you can check out below as a single mix. The tape, limited to 500, comes packaged with 2-day passes to Goldrush here or is available separately via Planted Tapes, either by itself or bundled with the festival zine. But if you’re in or around Denver, we highly recommend getting the 2-day passes.

Look for Side B sometime next week, as well as a Laser Focus episode. But for now:

[00:00] Sparkling Wide Pressure - “Violet Color”
[05:05] Champion - “Frosting the Donut”
[08:19] Guerilla Toss - “The String”
[09:43] REIGHNBEAU - “Milk of Amnesia”
[13:45] CP 208 - “H.S.H.C.”
[17:07] Homebody - “Hollow Nest”
[19:00] RUMTUM - “Hotel Vontie”
[22:15] Docile Rottweiler - “Typhoon”
[25:25] Stag Hare - “Gruum”
[32:13] Mount Eerie - “You Swan - Go On (version)”
[33:48] Good Willsmith - “Teen Quotes”
[41:13] Sister Grotto - “The Great Haul”

• Goldrush Music Festival: http://goldrushmusicfest.com

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