Single Review: Gosh Pith – Gold Chain

A band’s live performance can make or break your opinion of them. Admittedly, one of my favorite things about going to a concert is getting to check out some new to me bands and, hopefully, discovering new music to fall in love with. I’ve been exposed to a lot of home grown acts since starting UBL and I have yet to be disappointed. I caught Gosh Pith when they opened up for JR JR a few weeks ago and am very thankful that I haven’t had to wait long for new music from the Detroit duo.

Hazy guitars and a staggered beat lead you slowly into the haze of “Gold Chain” as Josh Smith’s calming vocals come in. The track is so smooth and soothing that you’ll find yourself jarred by the sudden silence when it comes to an end after it’s short two minute run. The duo themselves describe “Gold Chain” as “a ratchet love song about the constant conflict between the meaningful and the meaningless.” I’m not sure what the definition of ‘ratchet’ is in Gosh Pith’s dictionary, but perhaps we all need to adjust our perception of it because “Gold Chain” is pure beauty.