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My Gold Mask

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Fusing goth pop drama and garage rock energy, Chicago's My Gold Mask features vocalist/percussionist Gretta Rochelle and guitarist Jack Armondo. Rochelle, who was born in Louisiana and cites Hindi films and riot grrrl among her influences, met the Brooklyn-born, Los Angeles-raised Armondo at a party, and the couple formed My Gold Mask in 2008. Rochelle learned to play the drums and the pair began writing songs that combined her inspirations with Armondo's (which included surf rock and synth pop). They released their self-titled debut album in 2009, along with a pair of EPs, A Thousand Voices and A Million Miles (From Where We Were Last), in 2010. The duo became a trio with the addition of drummer James Andrew, which allowed Rochelle to focus on her vocals and to add more electronic elements to the band's sound. The band's second album, Leave Me Midnight, arrived early in 2013.

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Who Are…My Gold Mask

By Marissa G. Muller, Contributor

At this point, the breakup album has been bent into countless shapes. So rather than try to re-shape it, on their debut album My Gold Mask's Gretta Rochelle and Jack Armondo simply amplified its effects. They didn't skimp on dramatics, with Rochelle's pleading vocals, Armondo's spiraling guitar riffs and lyrics that grapple with psychosis and reference Gothic literature and Italo horror flicks. The result achieves a spellbinding emotional intensity that's easy to inhabit. Marissa G. Muller… more »

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  • 11.19.14 RT @TheMusicVox: #np Violet Eyes - @MYGOLDMASK http://t.co/PKQKRHLBSw
  • 11.18.14 ♫ Just Announced: Chicago, IL - Dec 31 at Double Door http://t.co/D4HrxbHERH
  • 11.18.14 RT @doubledoor: .@MYGOLDMASK and @FessGrandiose added to our NYE show with @MuccaPazza! >>http://t.co/cmo2nnf2jq
  • 11.17.14 RT @redbullDET: A favorite #SoundSelect jam by @MYGOLDMASK http://t.co/bi33zRPQFm #NowPlaying
  • 11.15.14 ‘Explode’ on #SoundCloud https://t.co/UrEhdxuL0j
  • 11.14.14 TBT #riotfest by Josh Fontenot #jackarmondo #grettarochelle #mygoldmask #tbt #sunrays http://t.co/lxNSIN24Eu
  • 11.13.14 at the space #newsongs #jamesandrew #roland http://t.co/uDXM2lLl47
  • 11.10.14 drove straight back from NY 13 hours...bed feels soooooo good
  • 11.08.14 THANK YOU @knitfactorybk xoxo #loadingout #Brooklyn #mygoldmask http://t.co/Hszck3X8Ye
  • 11.07.14 we're in BKLN! of course means Pizza time then we play @knitfactorybk with @glasslux!! FREE show… http://t.co/UXPh61oMXd
  • 11.07.14 ♫ Today: Brooklyn, NY - Nov 7 at Knitting Factory http://t.co/ie0YFZlfFe
  • 11.07.14 RT @eatyrghost: Hey NYC pals, @MYGOLDMASK are playing @KnitFactoryBK tonight. You should go, they are fantastic live.