12/05/2016

GRAILS ANNOUNCE FIRST NEW STUDIO ALBUM IN SIX YEARS

GRAILS ANNOUNCE CHALICE HYMNAL, FIRST NEW STUDIO ALBUM IN SIX YEARS, TO BE RELEASED IN FEBRUARY
 
BELOVED EXPERIMENTAL ROCK INSTITUTION EMBRACE PRODUCTION HOUSE AESTHETICS ON NEW ALBUM
 
LISTEN TO THE TITLE TRACK "CHALICE HYMNAL" HERE:
 
 

Experimental psych-rock institution Grails have announced they will release Chalice Hymnal, their first new studio album in nearly six years, via longtime label Temporary Residence Ltd. on February 17, 2017. Produced by the band over the past five years, Chalice Hymnal bears some of the European psych and experimental hip-hop production techniques of founding members Alex Hall and Emil Amos' other group, Lilacs & Champagne. Amos' meditative metal band, Om, and longtime singer-songwriter project, Holy Sons, also naturally find their way into the Chalice cauldron. Rounding out their leaner line-up, cofounder Zak Riles (also of experimental kraut-psych trio, Watter) layers synths and programming into an electronic-prog hybrid that pushes Grails further into the deep end, displaying a profound resonance, both musically and emotionally.
 
When Grails dropped their fifth studio album, Deep Politics in 2011, it was instantly hailed as a cult classic and became the moment when Grails truly cultivated a sound all their own. Rather than pick up where they left off, Grails take the sky-high riff-based heaviness of their earlier albums and distill it into a nuanced, widescreen opus. The perennial influences of mid-20th century Western film scores, obscure library music, and psychedelic krautrock are indelibly imprinted, but Chalice Hymnal exudes an eerie patience in unfurling the many layers of its subtle details. No one else sounds like Grails, and on Chalice Hymnal they sound more like themselves than ever before.
 
 
LISTEN TO "CHALICE HYMNAL" HERE:
 
PREORDER CHALICE HYMNAL HERE:
 
 
CHALICE HYMNAL TRACK LIST
 
1. Chalice Hymnal
2. Pelham
3. Empty Chamber
4. New Prague
5. Deeper Politics
6. Tough Guy
7. Rebecca
8. Deep Snow II
9. The Moth & The Flame
10. Thorns II
11. After the Funeral


 
 
 

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