Following a turbulent three months, in which foolscircle records delayed the release of the new E.P. from La Fin Absolute Du Monde for reworking, remixing & post-production in the infamous Moles (Bath, UK) studio, the ‘Descend E.P.’ is now live on all digital platforms and physical CD.
‘Descend’, the band’s third through foolscircle, is an Anglo-American amalgamation of narrative lyrical ideas, free form rhythms, organically generated structures and slick production values distilled and realised with the outside help of veteran producers.
Production team, ‘Social Security’ (Velvet Revolver, ex-Glassjaw) set the catchy tone of ‘Descend’ with the lead track ‘Leave Me in Detroit’ which is backed up by a flinching video dealing with the undeniably important issue of domestic abuse. The video has already racked up over 13,500 views.
Jon Walker (Assistant Engineer to Arcane Roots & The Heavy) holds up the UK end of the E.P. production by deepening the impact of the mood with his take on the driving, weighty rhythms of ‘Descent Into Madness’ & ambient, cinematic aural scope of ‘Beginning of the End II Sige’. Tracks ‘Cavalier’ & ‘She’s Got to be a Pirate’ (mixed and mastered by Elizabeth Heaton of Midas Fall) showcase the bands’ slick and gnarly temperament, occupying the ground somewhere between Portishead, Deftones & Sade.
In support of the release the band have departed the U.S., where they played 130 shows last year, to embark on their first UK tour; with a further tour of the U.S. East coast following in late Spring and early summer. Longer term plans for 2013 include a full length album on foolscircle and a run of small club dates in Australasia from September.