As anticipation builds for the January 6 release of GONE IS GONE’S ECHOLOCATION (Black Dune Records/Cooking Vinyl Austalia), the band is giving fans another album preview with the release of Gift.
Gift, which recently premiered on BBC Radio 1, follows the recent release of the album’s first single/lyric video, “Sentient” and both songs are available as instant downloads by clicking HERE to pre-order ECHOLOCATION.
Recorded at Sencit Studios in Los Angeles (with additional tracking at Casa De Leones Studios), ECHOLOCATION was produced by the band and mixed by Ken Andrews (Beck, A Perfect Circle) and marks the full-length debut from the quartet (vocalist/bassist Troy Sanders, guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen, drummer Tony Hajjar and multi-instrumentalist/composer Mike Zarin).
How does the band define their sound?
“Experimental hard rock?” offers Zarin. “I love metal, I f*cking love metal. But we are not that. We’re rooted in big downbeats, but we really like big downbeats and riffs, too. We write what comes naturally to us. We’re not forcing something. And if someone comes with a riff and it’s pretty heavy, but it’s really cool, we’re going to embrace it. And then pull different influences.”