Goldrush Release Exclusive Stream of ‘Rex’

Goldrush, the fourth of five bands in the Making Moves series, have released an exclusive stream of their track “REX” on Guitar World today, August 8th. Drexel University’s MAD Dragon Records (MDR) and Motion City Soundtrack are pleased to announce Making Moves, a series of 7 inch releases by emerging artists, produced and curated by members of Motion City Soundtrack. The Making Moves series is released jointly on MAD Dragon Records and Motion City Soundtrack’s recently launched record label, The Boombox Generation. The indie-rock quartet, known as Goldrush, will be releasing their Making Moves 7-inch on August 28th. This release will contain two single tracks on 7-inch vinyl, as well as a bonus track released with the digital package. Check out Goldrush’s “REX” on Guitar World, here:

 Goldrush emerged on the scene after guitarist and vocalist, Prabir Mehta’s, previous band, Prabir and the Substitutes disbanded in early 2009. The group had been working on new songs and Prabir had reached out to double bassist, Matt Gold, and violinist, Treesa Gold, two classically trained strings performers at the Richmond Symphony, to play on some of their tracks. When The Substitutes broke up, the Gold’s and Mehta still wanted to take a crack at a release together. This led to their self-released EP, We Don’t Have to Worry.

Goldrush’s upcoming release for the Making Moves series, which is supported in part by the Kal & Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies at Drexel University, will consist of three new unique tracks from the Richmond Virginia band. Matt Taylor bassist of Motion City Soundtrack produced the tracks along with Drexel’s Music Industry Program alumnus, Dave Petit and Lenny Skolnik engineering the sessions.  The 7″ was then handed over to Phil Nicolo (John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, The Police) for his expert mixing. Goldrushs’ Making Moves release opens with “Settle Down”, an infectious and grooving track, with a slinky hook that builds with a captivating fervor.  The up-tempo indie pop track “REX” hits with aggressive strings and Mehta’s playful lyricism urging an escape from his long-standing reality. The bonus track on the digital release, “The Dream is Over”, brings a dark twist to the mix with intricate string runs and a heavy drum and bass line that will haunt and delight.

Matt Taylor states, “It’s a funny story. I was cleaning my house with iTunes blaring on shuffle. A song that I didn’t recognize came on. It sounded like Jon Spencer Blues Explosion with bits of Elvis Costello, Soul Coughing, Led Zeppelin, with two classical instruments thrown in. It blew my mind so I checked to see what it was. Of course it was labeled Track 01 and there was no band name. I remembered that from time to time my friend Kevin would send me songs that he had recorded, so I took a shot in the dark and asked him who it was. The song in question ended up being “Touch” by a band called Goldrush that he had recorded months earlier. I had never heard them until that moment when they shuffled their way into my life. I immediately did some research on the band and found out that they were playing a show. I went to see them and was blown away. I knew then that I had to work with them in some fashion. When the Making Moves series came about, Goldrush was my only choice.”

Goldrush has shared the stage with the likes of The Head and The Heart, Dr. Dog, Hotel Lights, Trampled By Turtles, Ted Leo, Motion City Soundtrack, Cracker, Girltalk, Best Coast, J Roddy Waltson and The Business and was a featured performer at the 2012 SXSW Music Festival as well as performed a live score during the silent film Battleship Potemkin at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Goldrush will be touring the US during Summer 2012 to support the August 28th release of Making Moves on 7-inch vinyl and digital download. For more information on the band, please visit:

Allison O'Rourke

When not working in the television industry for the MAN, Allison is a music journalist, avid music nerd and attends as many live shows as possible in her hometown of New York City. Always embracing music and the creative process, she has begun to take part in the process itself and hopes to one day leave a little piece of herself behind for others.

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