In anticipation of their forthcoming album, Both Lights (dropping in spring), AU has released the first single, "Solid Gold." Available for digital download at bandcamp and as 7" transparent yellow-orange 45 RPM vinyl is package with full-color transparent cover art in a heavy PVC jacket.
AU is the duo of killer last names, Luke Wyland and Dana Valatka, based in Portland. Featuring Colin Stetson on alto, Wyland call "Solid Gold" "The back and forth, the tug of war for love; exhausting, exhilarating, and so totally not sustainable." Use this single to whet your proverbial whistle until AU's third album hits the streets in early 2012. - Shelley Gaske