Based out of Charlotte, North Carolina, Flagship released their debut self-titled last October. Having been compared to Grizzly Bear or even Sigur Rós in the past, it is hard to really pin down Flagship's sound, as it takes on a flurry of elements from different genres throughout.
From last years album, "Gold & Silver" may be the most accessible song of the bunch, showcasing a catchy indie pop vibe. As with every Flagship release, "Gold & Silver" shares a distinct sense of depth, ranging from a chant worthy chorus to a guitar-focused break at its climax. Through its entirety, the easing drive is brought on by a slow-tempo, but active drum beat, where the vocals go from a hush to a surrounding hook.
Adding lasting visuals the music, Flagship have released a video for "Gold & Silver". Throughout the video a man in a mask is on a journey out to sea. With only a ball a chain in his possession, the main character leaves a note of the songs lyrics behind before seemingly making his last trip out to sea.
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If you are in the San Francisco area, be sure to catch Flagship at any of their three upcoming dates at The Chapel (8/14, 8/21, 8/28). Also, pick up their album on iTunes here and check out Flagship's new website linked below.