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DEAFHEAVEN: "GREAT MASS OF COLOR" // PRESS 

"GREAT MASS OF COLOR"

PRESS

 

 

"A characteristically dense and sprawling composition that repeatedly strives towards supersonic heights"

 

“another giant leap forward”

 

 

"Great Mass of Color points to creative refreshment"

 

 

"crisp, vivid, emotional and extremely well-done"

 

 

"The outcome is sheer brilliance"

 

 

"it feels like a big payoff after a dreamy, proggy journey"

 

 

"Deafheaven remain as willing as ever to pull the rug out from underneath us"

DEAFHEAVEN ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM 'INFINITE GRANITE'. LISTEN TO “GREAT MASS OF COLOR” 

For the past ten years, the seminal San Francisco band Deafheaven has been driven by evolution and innovation within themselves and their respective genres. With their forthcoming album Infinite Granite, available August 20th via Sargent House, they’ve taken another giant leap forward. With production from Justin Meldal-Johnsen, known for his stellar work with M83, Wolf Alice, Paramore, Metric, among others, Deafheaven embarks on a new chapter of defiant beauty. The album’s first single, “Great Mass of Color,” pairs sparse, hushed verses with roaring technicolor choruses - a song where their mastery over the relationship between tension and release is on full display. 

Across the album, vocalist George Clarke showcases a startling vocal range; falsettos, whispers, multi-part harmonies, and other adventurous vocal treatments, with his trademark black metal-inspired howls mostly absent. Guitarists Kerry McCoy and Shiv Mehra expand their sonic palette to include synth textures using them to enrich their astral guitar work rather than outright replace it. Drummer Daniel Tracy has always been a force to reckon with behind the kit, but where he used to floor audiences with his speed and stamina, he’s now free to broaden his approach and lay down authoritative drum patterns that together with bassist Christopher Johnson’s punchy bass lines anchor the band’s lofty arrangements. Ultimately, Infinite Granite is Deafheaven’s most goosebump-inducing album to date. 

Jack Shirley, who recorded all the previous Deafheaven albums, remained on board to engineer part of Infinite Granite at his Atomic Garden East studio in Oakland, CA with additional engineering and mixing coming from nine-time Grammy Award winner Darrell Thorp (Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Beck).

Pre-order / Stream: https://ffm.to/dfhvn-ig

 

ALEXIS MARSHALL ANNOUNCES DEBUT SOLO ALBUM 'HOUSE OF LULL . HOUSE OF WHEN' 

Poet, artist and Daughters vocalist Alexis Marshall has announced his solo debut album House Of Lull . House Of When for July 23rd via Sargent House and along with it the first song and video for “Hounds In The Abyss”. Directed by Jeremy W., Marshall notes of the video’s concept  “The long stare into the room of self—the universe’s middle distance—the many hidden doors we locate, the many rooms we find. Populated not only by whom else we are, but by places we have been. The places we are. We don’t always pull away from the hot stove.” 

Produced by Seth Manchester the album is crafted around moments of spontaneity and sonic detritus. For it Marshall brought together an impressive group of collaborators to execute his vision, a vision that for the first time was under his full creative direction. Jon Syverson (Daughters) and Evan Patterson (Jaye Jayle, Young Widows) joined Marshall in Pawtucket, Rhode Island at Machines with Magnets studio with no material. The strategy was to embrace new sounds, employ the element of chance, and capture the creative process in a song format. The genesis of a song could be anything—a fragmented piano line, a drum pattern—but the impetus was often a non-musical sound. Marshall sourced a lot of his textural contributions from a hardware store all contributing to a proto-industrial rattle-and-rumble reminiscent of early Einstürzende Neubauten. The resulting material stands to be the boldest and exciting work of his career.

Stream / Watch / Pre-order / Buy: https://ffm.to/am-holhow

 

RISING ALT ROCKER STOREFRONT CHURCH’S STORYTELLING IS NEARLY SPIRITUAL // EVERTMEDIA 

Los Angeles-based talent Storefront Church, real name Lukas Frank, is one of alternative rock’s most promising acts. After years of drumming in the background–supporting bands such as Phoebe Bridgers, Portugal. The Man, Alexandra Savior–the release of his debut album As We Pass (via Sargent House) puts his compositional and writing abilities on full display, skills that–from his Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and director father, Scott Frank (Out of Sight, Minority Report, The Lookout, Logan, The Queen’s Gambit)–run in the family. 

There are many words one might use to describe the world of As We Pass;pleasant isn’t one of them. A more appropriate pairing of words, cool and bone-dry, wet and dark, or stained with smoke and smog. In any case, there is a layer of cynicism to it. Derived from eeriness, it’s this level of mystery that makes the album so tangible, so real.  Though As We Pass is a solo project, Frank credits that quality 5 time Grammy award-winning producer Cassidy Turbin, who engineered the project, “the Hi-Fi quality to it is 100% attributed to him […] He’s kind of this pure filter of unaffected clarity.”

Read the full interview via Envertmedia.com

CHELSEA WOLFE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “DIANA” 

Chelsea Wolfe today shared her spine-chilling new single “Diana,” inspired by Wonder Woman in DC Comics’ “Dark Nights: Death Metal” comics, off the forthcoming Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack out digitally on June 18th via Loma Vista Recordings (physical LPs out July 16th) and executive produced by Tyler Bates (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Watchmen,” “John Wick”). 

“It has been such an honor and delight to be involved in this whole project, from contributing a song to the soundtrack, to voicing Wonder Woman for the DC Comics Sonic Metalverse episodes. I really love the story and artwork of this Dark Nights: Death Metal series, and felt really drawn to Diana’s part in the story - her strength and perspective,” says Wolfe. “There’s this moment in the first comic book issue where she meets with Wally West and he’s so drained from his travels and all he’s had to do. I picked up on this intimate energy between them that felt almost romantic, but more just like two old friends who have an understanding between them - a moment of comfort and respite amongst all the fighting and chaos. I ended up writing this song about that encounter. Working with Tyler Bates on ‘Diana’ was a great experience. He’s obviously so killer at creating music that feels like the soundtrack to your own movie, so between him and my co-producer Ben Chisholm there was this elevated sonic landscape surrounding the song that just brought it to a different level.”

"Diana" Streaming Link: https://found.ee/DNDM_Diana 

Soundtrack Pre-Order Link: https://found.ee/DNDM_Soundtrack

Photo: Robin Laananen

 

A FRANK CONVERSATION: SCOTT AND LUKAS FRANK ON FATHER-SON CREATIVE PROCESS // THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER 

Lukas Frank, the 27-year-old indie singer-songwriter-musician also known by his band name Storefront Church, had an idea for a music video concept for his new single, “Us Against Us.” He’d been learning a lot lately about self-states, the psychology concept that posits that individuals take on or are made up of different personas, and he was particularly interested in a visual representation of that, especially if those selves were kind of annoyed with one another.

Full interview via The Hollywood Reporter

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