Avant garde trio Sun of Goldfinger release ‘Congratulations to You’

Featuring decade-old recordings from their first-ever gig.

Avant garde jazz trio Sun of Goldfinger have dropped Congratulations to You, a three-track release led by the opening number “Bat Tears.”

“Bat Tears” kicks open the release with frantic brass wails and intense instrumentation, resulting in an enveloping storm of rich sound. Both that track and the second song “Coco Tangle” were recorded at guitarist David Torn, saxophonist Time Berne and drummer Ches Smith’s debut show as a trio in Brooklyn in December 2010.

“The music on Congratulations to You comes mainly from that very first concert,” a statement explains, “with additional material culled from other sources including a performance at the famed Vortex Club in London ‘on the night Sun of Goldfinger became a band,’ as David has said.”

The trio released Congratulations to You on Bandcamp on July 3, the day the digital platform waived its commission for all music and merchandise purchases. It follows the group’s debut self-titled album released March 2019.

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Buy the release on Bandcamp here and watch a video of an excerpt of “Bat Tears” below:

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