“…A fusion of wailing ambient instrumentals stamped with retro surf rock and acid jazz.” -Sun Sentinel
Acid surf, spy-fi soundtracks that taste like a shot of Pulp Fiction followed by a Blue Velvet chaser, Gold Dust Lounge's musical style weaves together eclectic influences from gritty surf punk echoed by the jazz of Ellington, Monk, and Mingus to classic TV theme songs and midcentury exotica.
"The inside of [guitarist, Russell] Mofsky's head is like a tour of your cool neighbors garage, the one with the recording studio in it", says the Sun Sentinels Ben Crandell. "There are guitars and amps, old skateboards and surfboards, Miles Davis albums next to those of Debussy and Sonic Youth, a console TV set once home to Gilligan's Island, Bonanza, Hogan's Heroes and Lawrence Welk, some Bettie Page pictures, fliers from an assortment of Brooklyn and Wynwood bars, a poster for A Fistful of Dollars and a roll-up movie screen that might have flickered with 16mm scenes from Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women." Gold Dust Lounges new album, Lost Sunset, is due out in May 2014.
Mofsky is also working on original music for a forthcoming documentary on noted pin-up photographer, Bunny Yeager.