Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Well stream entire forthcoming album at Consequence of Sound, on tour now with Mondo Drag

"Furiously strong... One of our most anticipated heavy albums of 2016." -- Consequence of Sound

Austin trio The Well are streaming their forthcoming album Pagan Science ahead of release this week via Consequence of Sound. The album is available to hear and share HERE. (Direct Soundcloud).

The Well are currently on tour in support of the album, accompanied by RidingEasy labelmates Mondo Drag as well as Crypt Trip. Please see current dates below. 

The band and album is also being honored this week with the release of its own beer, the Pagan Science DIPA, courtesy of Baltimore, MD's Oliver Brewing Company. The beer can is adorned with the album cover art and can be seen here

The impressive crux of Pagan Science, the sophomore album by Austin trio The Well, is that It's a multiplicity of itself. From the band's dual male/female vocals to their transcendently timeless sounds and erudite lyrical themes, Pagan Science is crystalline in its complexity and clarity at the same time.

The Well walk an intriguing line between authentic early 70s doom/heavy psych and the more frayed-edge-of-sanity weirdness of their hometown's legendary noise rock scene, whilst also splicing in shades of chamber choir vocals, occult rock and dark folk.

Sonically, Pagan Science picks up where The Well -- bassist/vocalist Lisa Alley, guitarist/vocalist Ian Graham and drummer Jason Sullivan -- left off with their widely heralded 2014 RidingEasy debut Samsara. Here, the band's heavy psych, proto-metal sound growing evermore vast, yet more focused on hooks, and their lyrics more conceptually intricate. Part of a running thread throughout the album's introspective lyrics is the notion that the world outside of one's own mind is also a creation and reflection of the interior world of that mind. And, just like the band's sound is one thing (undeniably heavy) and simultaneously another (dark folk, blues... there's even a Crosby, Stills & Nash cover, "Guinnevere"), it's this multiplicity that makes Pagan Science such a captivating record. 

Pagan Science was recorded with producer/engineer Chico Jones at Micro Mega Studio in 2016. Jones also previously engineered the band's debut album Samsara with producer Mark Deutrom [Melvins, Sunn0)))] in 2013. Samsara, released late September 2014 was ranked the #1 debut album of 2014 by The Obelisk and widely praised in the press. Likewise, the band's intense - some even say "possessed" - live performances have earned them featured slots at Austin's Levitation Fest in 2015 & 2016, as well as tours with Kadavar, All Them Witches, Black Tusk and more. 

Pagan Science will be available on LP, CD and download on October 14th, 2016 via RidingEasy Records

10/11 - Pittsburg, IL @ Spirit 
10/12 - Cincinnati, OH @ North Side Tavern*
10/13 - Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class
10/14 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Wonder Bar
10/15 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
10/16 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro
10/17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage
10/18 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
10/19 - Savannah, GA @ The Jinx*
10/20 - Altanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
10/21 - New Orleans @ Siberia
10/22 - Houston, TX @ End Hip End It Fest
10/23 - Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas (The Well LP Release Party)
10/27 - Austin, TX @ Waterloo Records Instore**
10/29 - Corpus Christie, TX @ Day of the Dead Fest**

* no Mondo Drag 
**no Mondo Drag, no Crypt Trip

Artist: The Well
Album: Pagan Science
Label: RidingEasy Records
Release date: October 14th, 2016

01. Black Eyed Gods (STREAM)
02. Forecast
03. Sky bound
04. A Pilgrimage
05. Drug From the Banks (STREAM)
06. Byzantine
07. One Nation
08. Choir of the Stars
09. Brambles
10. I Don't Believe
11. Guinevere

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