Gauntlet Hair

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Gauntlet Hair
Gauntlet Hair performing in 2012
Gauntlet Hair performing in 2012
Background information
OriginDenver, Colorado, United States
GenresNoise pop, experimental rock, shoegazing
Years active2009 (2009)–2013 (2013)
LabelsDead Oceans
Associated actscindygod
Past membersAndy Rauworth
Craig Nice

Gauntlet Hair was an American indie rock band from Denver, Colorado, United States. The members consisted of Craig Nice and Andy Rauworth. After releasing two extended plays, they signed to record label Dead Oceans and have released their self-titled debut album.


Nice and Rauworth had been playing music together since their freshman year of high school. Previously located in Chicago, they moved to Lafayette to hone their sound, and subsequently relocated to Denver.

In 2011, Gauntlet Hair signed to independent record label Dead Oceans, and started to record their debut LP. Gauntlet Hair was released on October 18, 2011 and has met with mixed to positive reviews.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Gauntlet Hair released their song "My Christ" as a single on January 24, 2012. The "Human Nature" music video was released as a preview to "Stills," their sophomore record (release date July 16, 2013) with the independent record label Dead Oceans. "Human Nature" was also featured in an episode of Showtime's "Shameless".

On August 12, 2013 the band announced via their Facebook page that they were splitting up, writing "Gauntlet Hair has reached its end. Thank you all for your support these past 4 years. Love, Andy & Craig".

On May 31, 2018 the band announced via their Facebook page that they have started a new project named Cindygod and that new music shall follow. [7] They released their first EP Demos on December 18, 2018.[8]

Past members[edit]

  • Andy Rauworth - vocals, guitar
  • Craig Nice - drums, percussion
Touring members
  • Matt Daniels - bass
  • Nathan Wright - guitar
  • Brian Brissart - guitar


  • "I Was Thinking" (single, 2010)
  • Out, Don't... (EP, 2010)
  • Gauntlet Hair (debut album, 2011)
  • Stills (LP, July 16, 2013)


  1. ^ "Gauntlet Hair: Gauntlet Hair".
  2. ^ Review, Spin
  3. ^ Review, AllMusic
  4. ^ Review, CMJ
  5. ^ Review, Dusted
  6. ^ Review, NME
  7. ^ "Gauntlet Hair - ayyyy. The day has come. New Project". 2018-05-31. Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  8. ^ "Cindygod – "Gosh"". 2018-12-06. Retrieved 2020-11-30.

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