Wooly Mammoth is surprising. The first track on North Shore grabs you—instantly—especially if you enjoy that early 2000s era indie that never really got the attention it deserved. It’s called “Gold,” a fitting title for the track, because it brings about this weird sense of nostalgia. Maybe it’s the Internet or technology or the speed at which we’re now able to communicate, but nostalgia is now a feeling that comes quickly. The definition of nostalgia is something like “pain,” or a pain felt from an old wound. It’s a feeling of regret, ultimately, of wanting something that was but no longer is. Like I said, the opening track of North Shore captures this perfectly. After all, nothing gold can stay.
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