In my book, the very best way to listen to an album for the first time is to load the thing up on the ol’ iPod Nano and go for a run that’s as least as long as the album’s (no pun intended, I swear) running time. My mind is clear, my attention span is uncharacteristically long, endorphins are flowing, I can crank the thing up as loud as my eardrums will let me… it doesn’t get much better on planet Earth, as far as I’m concerned. I had one of these perfect runs a couple weeks ago while giving Goldrush’s debut full-length Greatest Hits a first listen.

It was an incredibly rewarding experience, and I did my best to put why I love the album so much into words in this review over at RVA Magazine. I hope you’ll check it, and the album itself, out.

To give you an idea of what’s in store, I’ve posted the album’s first track, “Pale Blue Dot (For Carl),” below.

Goldrush — “Pale Blue Dot (For Carl)” [YouTube]

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