'The Burning West' is Heart of Gold's debut album. The band's sound is firmly rooted in folk and rock without becoming derivative, offering the listener a dose of the familiar as well as the unfamiliar. The album is by turns introspective and exuberant, dark and hopeful. Benefitting from the talents and influences of a diverse cadre of skilled musicians, it sets it's narrative against the hills of Kentucky and the surreal wonderland of Los Angeles. Recommended for listeners who enjoy vocal harmony, thoughtful lyric, lush piano, and the occasional dash of discordant guitar.