"There is no country better than your heart," Lua Rios sings on "We Exist," a rolling open-air jam taken from Gold Lake's upcoming album Years. The Brooklyn-based band hails from Madrid but, listening to their latest album, you'd think they're from California. Their breezy dream-pop, with its bright guitar riffs and gauzy harmonies—mixed by Phil Ek, who's helped Father John Misty and Fleet Foxes achieve a similar sound—has the feel of a place where the sunshines almost all 365 days a year. Though their subject matter isn't exactly fit for a beach day. On "Arles," another standout from the album which also opens it, Rios sings about wanting more. It's a non-complacent piano and acoustic guitar-driven anthem into nearly four minutes. Stream the album in full below, and look out for it when it drops next Tuesday.
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