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The CVU 2012 Forecast: My Gold Mask!

Posted in CVU 2012 Forecast,My Gold Mask by Jaime Black on January 18th, 2012

For this month’s ChicagoVerseUniteD cover story, every day in January will preview 2012 plans for a Chicago talent or tastemaker. Today: My Gold Mask!

My Gold Mask

The last release from gold-dusted haunt-rockers My Gold Mask was A Million Miles (From Where We Were Last), the act’s winter 2010 four-song EP. Since then, fans have turned towards events like a November 2011 episode of Gossip Girl featuring “Violet Eyes” and the group’s New Years Eve set at Lincoln Hall opening for The Hood Internet for their MGM fix. Now comes word that the band is hitting the studio to record their debut full length at the end of this month, as the band’s Gretta Rochelle and Jack Armondo inform CVU in a joint statement.

“It’s hard to predict exactly what the finished project will sound like,” the band states of the effort. “Ideas are still evolving and we are writing right up until the first day of recording.”

The group is looking at a month of mixing all through February, and while they haven’t yet nailed down a final title for the forthcoming record, they do have some track titles firmed up, including “Never Go Home” and “Some Secrets.”

While its too early to announce a release date (“We’re not rushing the process,” the band explains), both Rochelle and Armondo are eager to share their new sounds. ”We’re looking forward to sharing new music with our friends and are eager to get to the point where we’re out playing the new songs live,” the group affirms.

Check out the band’s cover of “Bette Davis Eyes” and the video for “Violet Eyes,” both following the group’s CVU podcast interview from SXSW 2011.

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