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  • Band members: Andy R., Craig Nice
  • Summary: The Colorado duo of Andy R. and Craig Nice releases its debut full-length album.
  • Record Label: Dead Oceans Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Post-Rock
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Oct 19, 2011
    83
    It's a mess of over-processed noise that sounds like one really long song. Incidentally, that's also what makes it such a layered, interesting listen.
  2. Oct 19, 2011
    70
    This horribly named duo's towering pop songs are buried so deep in reverberating juju that it's sometimes hard to follow them.
  3. Oct 27, 2011
    70
    Conspired in their Windy City origins at Andy's grandmother's house, Gauntlet Hair the LP is otherwise a fantastical recording, a complete artistic metamorphosis from the pair's raw-dog early 7-inches for Forest Family and Mexican Summer that finds Andy and Craig refining their edge to reveal the silver lining behind their inherit sonic clutter.
  4. Oct 25, 2011
    65
    There's nothing on Gauntlet Hair that rivals the pop-minded immediacy or the floor-stomping clamor of "I Was Thinking...," but it still manages to wade deeper into an abyss that few bands manage to come out of successfully.
  5. Oct 20, 2011
    60
    Gauntlet Hair are surely a band to keep an eye on, and their first full-length is an exciting listen, but now that they've got that rhythm section thumping for us, let's get some clear choruses to shout along to.
  6. Oct 19, 2011
    50
    It actually feels quite sterile in a lot of places; a bit too afraid to show its cards, a bit too afraid to get its hands dirty.
  7. Oct 19, 2011
    40
    There's much promise for an act like Gauntlet Hair to floor its contemporaries with time, but as it stands, their grimy, sewage system is in dire need of maintenance.

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