Dreamy gazey indie space rockers Slowness present their new ‘Berths’album, which was foreshadowed by the singles ‘Berlin’ and ‘Rose’. On June 7, this long-awaited record will be released on vinyl and digitally via Schoolkids Records. In addition, the band are offering various swag or your own private concert.
As with all previous releases, the ‘Berths’ LP was produced by Monte Vallier (Weekend, The Soft Moon, Wax Idols). Side A was engineered by Dave Voigt (Luna, John Cale, Yo La Tengo, Alex Chilton) at his Beyond Notes studio in Brooklyn. Side B was done with Vallier at Ruminator Audio in San Francisco.
This new Slowness album unfolds as a hybrid between Slowdive, early-Cure and mid-period Neil Young. Often labelled shoegaze or dreampop with elements of slowcore, psych rock and even Krautrock, this music is perhaps best referred to as drone-pop. Imagine Spacemen 3 teaming up with Murmur-era R.E.M. with female harmonies.
As of June 7, the ‘Berths’ album will be available across online stores like iTunes and streaming platforms like Spotify. Slowness will be celebrating their new release with a string of release shows, as follows.
‘Berths’ LP order http://bit.ly/Slowness_
June 7 San Diego – The Whistle Stop with SteilaCoom, Battery Point, Fawns of Love
June 8 Los Angeles – Hotel Cafe with SteilaCoom, Fawns of Love
June 12 San Francisco – The Make-out Room with Fawns of Love, SteilaCoom, Forest Bees
June 20 Brooklyn – Rubulad
Written by Julie Lynn and Geoffrey Scott
Lyrics by Geoffrey Scott
Geoffrey Scott – vocals, guitar and keys
Julie Lynn – vocals, bass and keys
Christy Davis – drums and additional vocals
Produced by Monte Vallier
Mastered by Carl Saff
Side A engineered by Dave Voigt at Beyond Notes Studio in Brooklyn
Side B engineered by Monte Vallier at Ruminator Audio in San Francisco
All photos by Ben Wilson
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