Friday, August 8, 2008


Welcome. We are a boutique record label in New York City and we release 7” vinyl singles by bands we think need to be heard. Beyond that we promote club nights, DJ parties, scout for record labels, rock college radio and I guess we blog too. Here we'll keep you posted on all things Neon Gold, as well as do our best to bring your attention to other people - some friends, some not - making music that excites us. First matter of business is obviously this record we've got coming out next week by your new favorite band, Passion Pit. It's a double A-side vinyl single featuring "Sleepyhead" and "Better Things", two of the strongest tracks to hit the airwaves all year with everyone from the NME to Radio One already hailing them as the second coming. Thus, we're pretty thrilled to be bringing their first ever proper release into the world on September 8th. Our friends over at Transparent Magazine described the synth-heavy technicolor glory of "Sleepyhead" as "an enchanted forest fire that's coming to burn your town to cinders", and we think that suits it pretty well. Not to be outdone, "Better Things" shines on side two, all shouty group vocals and infectious dance beats, like the Jackson 5 covering MGMT or maybe the other way around. We're feeling generous, so here's a free download of "Sleepyhead" to whet your appetites.

MP3: "Sleepyhead" - Passion Pit

Available on pre-order now from the Neon Gold Shop, the 7" features some seriously excellent artwork from Germany's FRAUGRAU and is strictly limited to 1000 copies, 500 for the US and 500 for the UK. UK and International customers can get the record directly from our friends at Puregroove, who we're excited to have on board as the exclusive overseas dealer for all things Neon Gold. And while we're shouting out collaborators we just need to express an unspeakable amount of gratitude to Michael Wenzel, who handled all the web development for Neon Gold's entire online presence. Dude rocks shit coding for MTV Networks and other next-level projects and still programmed everything for us for free simply for the love of the music.

Among other things to keep on your radar is our official website (mainly because it's nice to look at) and our Facebook page for anyone who wants to make sure they're 1000% on top of their shit when it comes to all things Neon Gold. Oh and be our friend on MySpace, we're just kicking it with Tom right now and it's getting a little awkward. And last but not least, if you really love us you can consider donating at this link (or by pressing the button on the right sidebar). The entire Neon Gold team (all two of us) are still scraping by as college students hemorrhaging rent money and this record label shit ain't cheap, so throw us some dollars if you're feeling lucrative and want to help us continue to bring you good music in the years to come (and if you're like us and too broke to help anyone out but yourself it's okay, we completely understand).

So yeah, cheers all around. Here's to better things and we hope you enjoy the ride every bit as much as we're planning to.