The Austin group’s sophomore full-length is just about upon us, with a March 4 release date set. Apparently Anthony Bourdain likes them a lot, if that influences your opinion.
Monuments follows the group’s 2011 release Phantoms, in which they successfully navigated the currents of alt-rock, noise, shoegaze and pop. They recently released the first track off of the album, “Black Stone”, a particularly heavy number that hopefully speaks to the content of the rest of the record. Says vocalist/guitarist Lauren Larson:
We didn’t hold anything back with Monuments. I think Adam Kasper really helped us to capture in a sincere and sonically heavy way that freedom we feel live… For me, each song is a sort of commemoration of a different emotion or experience. One song might make you want to bang your head and the next make you want to hug someone you love. I think it’s these wildly different textures that make us a band and make us all human. That’s what we wanted to communicate — something honest and different through a rock record. We really can’t wait to get this one out.
Monuments is due March 4th via Dangerbird Records, and not one to overlook in the midst of spring releases.
01. Black Stone
03. Too Big World
04. Chase It Down
05. Until The End
09. Oh Fate
11. Within My Bones