The Department of Gold is essentially the band version of the movie Rocky IV. The brainchild of husband-and-wife team (and former members of Sassaparilla) Dan Frantz and Emily Caffee-Frantz, the music is equal parts shimmery pop guitar, funky rhythm and soulful vocals -- with a dash of Bob Seger.
Comprised of members George Lewis III, Jeremy Wilkins, Britt White and Jason Roark, Hawks Do Not Share is electronic based dream-pop. The lyrics are sparse, but poignant, and delicately tied to a melody that floats over a wash of processed synth, reverbed guitars, and digitized beats. There are hooks but there is also depth.