The video for AU's "Solid Gold" cinematically explores a youthful brotherhood's simplest pleasures - everything from rubber duckies, to running shirtless in the ocean, to tattooed stick fighting. This heart-warming track is a real go-getter from their 2012 release Both Lights.
AU is a Portland, Oregon experimental pop group established by multi-instrumentalist Luke Wyland. Wyland started AU in 2005 while completing a degree at the Massachusetts College of Art. He later moved cross-country to Portland and established a base in its music community. Now a working live band, AU features an ever-changing roster of players, recently including Jonathan Sielaff (Parenthetical Girls, Nick Jaina) on guitar, clarinets and saw; and Dana Valatka (Jackie-O_Motherfucker, Mustaphamond) on drums. Contributors to AU's recordings included Mark Kaylor (Hamor of Hathor, CexFucx), Becky Dawson (Saw Whet, Ah Holly Famly), and Sarah Winchester (A Weather).