Monday, March 11, 2013

And So I Watch You From Afar stream entire forthcoming album via Vice/Noisey

Belfast, Northern Ireland's And So I Watch You From Afar stream their entire forthcoming third album All Hail Bright Futures all this week, courtesy of Vice's Listen/share the complete album HERE. (Direct Soundcloud link HERE.)

ASIWYFA recently shared the boisterous "Big Thinks Do Remarkable" as well as the first single, "Like A Mouse" available for streaming HERE.

All Hail Bright Futures could be taken as both an ethos for the album and the band at this point in time. There is a new color scheme in place: new textures, emotions, sounds and voices. The 12-track, 43 minute album is dominated by a sunnier disposition, a positive uplift that more closely matches the euphoria the Northern Ireland trio has been instilling in audiences through their music in a live setting for the last five years.

There are moments of tropical guitar pop ("Rats On Rock"), percussive bleeping song foundations paired with infectious vocals ("The Stay Golden"), a trumpet arrangement ("Young Brave Minds"), an orchestral interlude ("Trails"), singalong mantras ("Big Thinks Do Remarkable"), harmonic hooks ("Like A Mouse"), a flute melody ("Mend And Make Safe") along with cutup vocals and handclaps ("Ka Ba Ta Bo Da Ka"). All of these new additions to the ASIWYFA sound are underpinned by their trademark guitar riffs that bliss the musical brain, complemented by the colossal and increasingly expressive rhythm section that comforts as much as it bludgeons.

ASIWYFA have toured extensively, already having logged over 500 shows worldwide. The band'sprevious album, Gangs earned them a second Choice Music Prize nomination for Irish Album of The Year 2012 and a win for Best Live Band. They recently signed to Sargent House for worldwide management and label (home to a diverse roster of artists, including Omar Rodriguez Lopez, BorisRussian Circles, Chelsea Wolfe, Tera Melos, Deafheaven and more.) Sargent House releases All Hail Bright Futures in March 2013.

All Hail Bright Futures is ASIWYFA's first recording done as a three-piece. However, the band continues on as a four piece with their new full time member Niall Kennedy on guitar. The album was recorded with Rocky O' Reilly at Start Together Studio in Belfast. It is their boldest statement yet, an album bursting with a positive vigor, that states a renewed case for a magnetizing band at their best.

All Hail Bright Futures will be available on LP, CD and download worldwide on March 19, 2013 via Sargent House.

Mar 22, 2013 - Newry, Ireland @ Amplified
Mar 23, 2013 - Waterford, Ireland @ The Forum
Mar 24, 2013 - Cork, Ireland @ Cyprus Avenue
Mar 28, 2013 - Limerick, Ireland @ Dolan's Warehouse
Apr 02, 2013 - Winterthur, Switzerland @ Gaswerk *
Apr 03, 2013 - Modena, Italy @ La Tenda *
Apr 04, 2013 - Rome, Italy @ Traffic Club *
Apr 05, 2013 - Conegliano, Italy @ Appartamento Hoffman *
Apr 06, 2013 - Vienna, Austria @ Flex *
Apr 07, 2013 - Munich, Germany @ Strom *
Apr 08, 2013 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ MelkWeg *
Apr 09, 2013 - Berlin, Germany @ Lido *
Apr 10, 2013 - Hamburg, Germany@ HafenKlang *
Apr 11, 2013 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ Kulturfabrik *
Apr 12, 2013 - Koln, Germany @ Gebauede 9 *
Apr 13, 2013 - Hasselt, Belgium @ Muziekodroom *
Apr 15, 2013 - Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie *
Apr 16, 2013 - London, UK @ Garage *
Apr 17, 2013 - Bristol, UK @ The Thekla *
Apr 18, 2013 - Birmingham, UK @ HMV Institute *
Apr 19, 2013 - Glasgow, SL, UK @ O2 ABC *
Apr 20, 2013 - Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy 3 *
Jul 13, 2013 - Gloucestershire, UK @ 2000 Trees Festival
Aug 31, 2013 - Somerset, UK @ ArcTanGent Festival

* Support: Gallops

Artist: And So I Watch You From Afar 
Album: All Hail Bright Futures 
Label: Sargent House 
Release date: March 19th, 2012

Track list:
01. Eunoia
02. Big Thinks Do Remarkable (STREAM)
03. Like A Mouse (MP3)
05. The Stay Golden
06. Rats on Rock
07. Trails
08. Mend and Make Safe
09. Ka Ba Ta Bo Da Ka
10. Things Amazing
11. All Hail Bright Futures
12. Young Brave Minds

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