"SOM craft songs of epic melancholy that stagger the ears as well as the heart." -- Onion AV Club
"Serenely slowdive into shoegaze." -- SPIN
"A big, atmospheric mix of shoegaze, post-rock, space rock, and sludge metal, all led by Will’s ethereal vocals." -- Brooklyn Vegan
Post-metal shoegaze trio SOM premiere the first track from their forthcoming debut album today via Brooklyn Vegan. The animated clip for "Open Wounds" is created by visual artist Josh Graham (Neurosis, Soundgarden) and available to watch and share HERE. (Direct YouTube.)
On their debut record, SOM "craft songs of epic melancholy that stagger the ears as well as the heart" (Onion AV Club) and "serenely slowdive into shoegaze" (SPIN). Drummer Duncan Rich and bassist Justin Forrest build thunderous rhythms that give drive and pulse to the fuzzed out wall-of-synth-and-guitar-noise. Dark and heavy throughout, their music is complemented by memorable hooks and melodies in singer/guitarist Will Benoit's somber, lamenting vocals.
Featuring founding members of seminal Boston space rockers Constants -- and former and touring members of Adai, Junius, Rosetta, and Caspian -- SOM wrote and recorded their debut album at Benoit's solar powered The Radar Studio, along with engineer Daryl Rabidoux (Doomsday Student, Drowningman).
The Fall will be available on CD, cassette and download on November 9th, 2018. Pre-orders are available via Bandcamp HERE.
Album: The Fall
Record Label: self-released
Release Date: November 9th, 2018
02. Chemical Joy
03. Open Wounds
04. Black Out The Sky
05. Ten Years
06. Starless Sky
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