We're really excited to announce our new record "Weathered Light" on 12" 180-gram translucent pink vinyl. Full color gatefold jacket with art from Kellan Andersen. We're taking pre-orders at a reduced cost so snatch these up while you can. There are only going to be 500 made.
Includes unlimited streaming of Weathered Light
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shipping out on or around 15 March 2015
edition of 500
Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
It's a complex and emotional story but I feel like this record deserves, at least, a small part of that story being told. It has been a transformation, not only in the sound of our music, but of what goes into the music we make - and a lot has gone into it. This album is for all the love and loss that surrounds each moment and the hope that we may recognize its flickering beauty before it's gone.
After "Cave Sounds," we began writing new material, songs that drifted away from the tone of our previous work. Songs became more complex or more direct. We wanted to make something totally strange yet somewhat familiar. The songs were written, recording time was booked, but we wanted to make sure we knew exactly what we wanted to do. We spent months recording demos at Karsten's house, a decision which eventually led us to parting ways with our vocalist to try to find someone more suited for the direction we were heading. After numerous attempts, we decided it best to keep the band as a four-pierce and take on the job of singing ourselves. I began demoing vocals on our home recordings in preparation to go to the studio the next month.
In the early summer of 2013, we drove to Atlanta to record with Matt McClellan at Glow in the Dark Studios. After a couple sessions spanning a little over half a year, the recordings were finished and the album awaited mixing and mastering. We continued to play shows around Florida while we adjusted to our new vocal arrangements.
On the night of October 29th, after a show in Lake Worth, Karsten, and most of the band, was hit head on by a drunk driver driving on the opposite side of I-95. Shane was able to escape the vehicle before a semi smashed into the already damaged car. Karsten was rushed to the hospital with severe wounds along with Shane. Bryan didn't survive the accident.
We went on hiatus, unsure whether or not to continue in Bryan's absence. We awaited Karsten's recovery and the final masters of our new album "Weathered Light" - the last thing Bryan was able to create. Many nights were spent with each other, supporting and loving one another in our physical and psychological recovery. We talked a lot about him. We knew we had to keep playing, and with Bryan in mind - keeping his passion and integrity for life as our guide.
"Weathered Light" is ready to be released and we're overwhelmed with joy to finally show it to you. At some point we are all weathered light, but there are moments that illuminate our lives and give us something to hope for. This is for sharing those moments with the people you love. We hope you love it as much as we loved making it. And we hope it helps you, like it has helped us, pass through whatever threshold, whatever difficulty, you're experiencing in your life.
For all of the wonderful memories. And those yet to be created. This album is for Bryan Jackson.
released 19 November 2014