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The Gold Medalists

Formed loosely in 2008, the San Francisco quartet Gold Medalists have evolved from an eclectic musical side project of Bay Area musician Peter Nguyen (Ee, Total Shutdown) into a mature, fully realized band consisting of Nguyen on vocals and guitar, bassist Alex Charlow, guitar player Jason Cornwell, and drummer Smokey Steve Hinan.

Starting as a two-man band, the group spent the following years adding new members and honing their craft, ultimately arriving at a sound that's as comfortable with round melodies as it is angular guitar strokes. Complemented with Nguyen's personal-but-relatable lyrics and themes of the past, friendship, and love, Gold Medalists found a loyal and loving fan base, and in the fall of 2011, headed into the studio with well-known engineer Eli Crews (New, Improved Recording) to record their debut self-titled EP.