Castles Will Burn

by Gold & Shadow

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"Gold and shadow" is an arbutus in the blazing glory of the afternoon, the contrast of pavement and path... Sun melting into everything you see, or warm earth between your fingers. "Gold and shadow" is ultimately the attempted musical equivalent of all these things, a vehicle for reveling in the exquisite beauty of the natural world, and a mechanism for expelling certain persistent musical demons from the sound-obsessed mind of its creator. "Castles Will Burn" is the first properly thought out, and dutifully cross-faded release from this project. Dreams may end, ideas may fail - “don't let it bring you down/it's only castles burning/find someone who’s turning/and you will come around” (Neil Young, 1970).


released December 12, 2008

Dane Letourneau-all instruments, production, mixing, and artwork
Jordan Stringer-bass, mastering
Jesse Janzen-bass
Mike Carroll-occasional tasty electric bits, inspiration




Gold & Shadow Nanaimo, British Columbia

GOLD & SHADOW’s vigorous and organic approach to creative rock music is a perfect match for the wild, oceanic landscapes of their Vancouver Island home. Influences include Jeff Buckley, Radiohead, and Bon Iver.

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Track Name: Paper cups & TV shows
it was one inside the other
just another world for you to burn alone
but the sky reached up like an opened fist
and soon it was nothing but paper cups and tv shows

the neon shone like another cheap thrill
the best they could afford, not to admire
not too obvious but not too far away

oh lonesome beginning
Track Name: A Good Friend is Like No Other
You brought all of your anger with you
You brought everything you tried to leave behind
You didn’t know it was there beside you
You didn’t know it was there


A good friend is like no other
A good friend can heal a wound
A good friend can show you patience
You could never show yourself

Thought can often be the ending
Of logic you tried hard to hold
A smile can often shine a light on
Plans that had long ago ceased to be of any usefulness to anybody