gold streets

“Gold Streets are part melancholy dirge, part hard-hitting guitar rock in the vein of new wave alternative bands such as The Smashing Pumpkins. Sonically rich with throbbing basslines and pulsing waves of guitar, Gold Streets’ new EP, “Red,” also evokes fellow New York bands such as Straylight Run and stellastarr*.”
- Deli Magazine, Snack of the Day

“…fellow Brooklyn peeps of Gold Streets harken back to the days when 4AD was running things.”
- Village Voice

“Vino trades off lead vocals with drummer TIFFANY ALMY while bassist GISELLA OTTERSON is the glue that holds the trio together as Gold Streets bridge the gap between early ‘90s UK shoegazer scene or something on 4AD and early to mid ‘90s indie-pop. Most of this new CD, their debut full-length, is taken up by the more upbeat tunes in their catalog, but the hazy and atmospheric is never far out of sight.”
- Matthew Berlyant, The Big Takeover

“New York City’s the Gold Streets have something to celebrate as they take top honors in this week’s CMJ SonicBids Spotlight. With dueling male/female vocals, the Gold Streets deliver both frantic and ethereal sounds, all the while creating rich and dream-like soundscapes. the three-piece act will release an EP, Red, as well as their full-length debut Looks Like Fireflies (8×8), in May.”
- Taylor Mason,

A well-conceived and eloquent review of the album from StereoactiveNYC is here.

“With chugging guitars and dreamy harmonies, this Brooklyn trio makes silk-sweet, atmospheric indie Pop that occasionally shows its teeth. Cute, but hardly vapid, the group’s label debut for 8×8 Recordings, Looks Like Fireflies, was released early this year. Dig it: Mates of State with less keys, more guitars.”
- MB – City Beat, Cincinnati, OH

“An album that starts with a bass line sounding like Peter Hook after he drank far too much in the bar with Kim Deal, that’s Love Like Fireflies by the Gold Streets, a Brooklyn trio specializing in new wave tinged soundscapes. This is the kind of band that music critics rave about, but who are ignored by the general public. Screw the public.”
- Hans Werksman, Here Comes the Flood


  1. 1 Vik says:

    You Guys Rock!

    Posted April 15, 2009, 4:03 pm
  2. 2 Evan Mann says:


    My name is Evan Mann and I am writing to you on behalf of Relix Magazine. As I’m sure you already know, Relix covers the live music scene and our readers eat, sleep and breathe music. I recently took the time to get familiar with Gold Streets music, and I think they would be a PERFECT fit for Relix!

    We sell tracks on our CD sampler that comes in every issue we print. I feel you could greatly benefit from having a track on this. Along with the CD we have a section in our magazine called “On the Rise” and it consists of several artists we feel our readers would enjoy. I can package an ad in this section along with a CD track for a great price! Our readers claim this section and the CD are their “number one sources for discovering new music”. The magazine is sold on newsstands across the country as well as select Barnes and Nobles. Our circulation is 102,000 and our readership is 360,000. Needless to say, the exposure is truly priceless.

    We are currently working on our September/October issue which hits the streets on September 9th. This is a double issue offering you the opportunity to be on the newsstand for an extended period of time. I am also happy to announce that after many years of working on this – RELIX is happy to share that none other than Mr. Keith Richards will be gracing our cover for this issue. We have lots of great additional editorial in store including features on Mavis Staples, The National, Phish, Chrissie Hynde, the Rhythm Devils, Punch Brothers, the New Deal and much more.

    We would have to make a move on this ASAP…we master and burn the CD on Thursday!

    Let me know if you would like to hear a little more and I look forward to hearing back.


    Posted July 13, 2010, 8:17 am

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