Outside Lands Announces 2019 Food & Drink Lineup


The Windmills at Outside Lands; Photo Credit: Andrew Jorgensen / Outside Lands

May 22, 2019 – San Francisco, CA – Only at Outside Lands do festival-goers plan their meals as excitedly as they plan their shows, and what else would one expect at the festival that changed the landscape forever? Here, 200+ menu items from 80 restaurants combine with 46 wineries, 31 breweries, and 6 cocktail bars to underscore why Northern California’s culinary culture is among the best in the country. Outside Lands has seven distinct food and drink experiences -- A Taste of the Bay Area, Wine Lands, Beer Lands, Cheese Lands, Outside Clams, GastroMagic, and Cocktail Magic -- allowing festival-goers to immerse themselves in a food and drink wonderland, all while discovering the culinary creatives who make the Bay Area so special. Outside Lands will take place in San Francisco’s historic Golden Gate Park August 9-11, 2019. 3-Day and Single Day tickets are on sale now viawww.sfoutsidelands.com. A link to publicity photos is here.

A Taste of the Bay Area 2019
80 Bay Area Restaurants

A Taste of the Bay Area stays true to its mission in showcasing the region’s rising stars, diversity of eats and growing trends. Culinary aficionado Tanya Kollar, who has diligently worked behind the scenes at Outside Lands since 2010, has curated the 80-part lineup. Some of the Bay Area’s most interesting pop-up restaurants join the festival this year. There is Pinoy Heritage, Francis Ang’s fantastic Filipino venture, Oakland’s wildly popular Chef Smelly’s Creole and Soul Food, and Cannaisseur, known for creating exquisite cannabis-infused dining experiences. With Henry’s + KronnerBurger, Oakland’s much beloved chef Chris Kronner revives his KronnerBurger, “the burger to believe in,” for Outside Lands. Also rolling in from the East Bay isXolo with its creative Mexican eats, including Impossible Burritos.

The Marina’s Causwells joins the party with its famous smash-styleAmericana Burgers while Rooh will throw down inventive Indian fare with dishes like Chicken Koliwada, and Noosh will serve Eastern Mediterranean-inspired bites like Aleppo Chicken Pita Sandwiches. Festival-goers can further cross borders as they traverse the fields for menu items like Sisig Fried Rice, Sweet Corn Arepas, Chicken Katsu Sandos, Xi'an Dumplings and Ethnic Confusion Rice Bowls.  

Hawaiian fare has a moment at Outside Lands. James Beard award winning chef Sam Choy brings his Poke to the Max to the festival, serving among other popular items, Spam Musubi, whereby a slice of grilled Spam meets rice, nori, and a sweet-savory unagi glaze, while Michael Mina, Michelle Karr-Ueoka and Wade Ueoka bring their newly opened Trailblazer Tavern to VIP. Here they will dish island-style items like Kalua Pig Steam Buns. Outside Lands welcomes another Michelin-starred restaurant -- Omakase will serve Edomae-style sushi in VIP, and A16 will neighbor them, spinning their perfect, wood-fired Neapolitan pies.  

Whether in Guittard’s Liquid Chocolate BarsHumphry Slocombe’s Secret Breakfast Sundaes or Sharona’s Chocolate Shop’s Chocolate Covered S'mores, dessert has never been lacking at Outside Lands. This year, Sugar Daddy adds to the decadency with Cotton Candy Bouquets on a Churro Stickand Hookt Mini Doughnuts whips up Fresh Mini Doughnut Sundaes.

Beer Lands 2019
31 Northern California Breweries

Beer Lands bows down to Northern California brewing and celebrates the region’s close-knit community. With Dave McLean, Co-Founder of Admiral Maltings and Founder of Magnolia Brewing Company and Alembic Bar at the helm, the 2019 lineup puts forth 31 breweries that showcase what Cali brewing is all about. New to the experience this year is Woods Beer Co., which, as one of the Bay Area’s top urban breweries, is crafting some of the most eclectic and adventurous small batch beers on the scene. Favorites likeAltamont, Alvarado Street, and Lost Coast return with everything from West Coast throwbacks to Belgian style whites.  

For the second year in a row, McLean will team up with at least two breweries,Sonoma Springs and Local, in advance of the festival to make different special edition Outside Lands brews for the Beer Lands menu. Making the beers even more local, each will use Admiral Malt from organic California family farms.   

Returning long-standing partners Heineken and Strongbow will be featured throughout the entire festival grounds with Strongbow Hard Ciders served alongside Heineken and Heineken Light. Local favorite Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. returns as the Official Craft Beer partner of Outside Lands, serving up its juicy party-starter Hazy Little Thing IPA—a 2018 beer of the year winner—alongside Outside Lands Saison, the legendary Pale Ale, and other Sierra Nevada specialties.

Wine Lands 2019
46 Wineries Between Wine Lands and VIP; 42 of which are from Northern California
Wine Lands uncorks 125 different wines while bringing together the most interesting, diverse and small production California wineries, presented by the very people who make them. The consummate host and vinophile, Peter Eastlake, has a flair for pairing iconic wineries and Wine Country darlings while also nodding to growing trends that are perfectly suited to a music festival, like beverages by the can (a la West + Wilder, Hoxie Spritzer, andBushido Japanese Sake). More than half of the wines on the Wine Lands menu will be priced at $10-14 per glass.

In keeping with Outside Lands’ environmental ethos, bolstered by headliner Paul Simon’s commitment to donating the net proceeds from his performance to San Francisco Parks Alliance and Friends of the Urban Forest, organic and biodynamic wines are well represented at Wine Lands. Bonterra, a pioneer in organic and biodynamic vineyards and winemaking for three decades, is making its festival debut and will reside alongside other Wine Lands vineyards with a deep commitment to organic farming like Preston Farm & Winery andScharffenberger Cellars.

Wine Lands is also thrilled to welcome Aperture Cellars and its star winemaker Jesse Katz, considered one of the most influential young winemakers in the U.S., Saison Cellar, with single vineyard wines from San Francisco’s Michelin-starred restaurant; Seven % Solution, a forward-pushing wine collective that celebrates California’s rarest grape varieties, from aglianico to mourvedre to verdelho; Edaphos by Ernest, a laboratory for small-lot Sonoma wines that utilizes off-beat varietals and incorporates ancient approaches to winemaking like clay amphora aging; DAOU Vineyards with its formidable Paso Robles cabernet sauvignon, and No Fine Print from two music industry veterans: Pat Corcoran (Chance the Rapper’s Manager) and Tim Smith (Skrillex and Zedd’s Manager). For the right fit, Wine Lands always makes an exception for varietals outside of California, and such is the case this year with James Beard Award Winner Terry Theise, bringing his selections of a boutique wines from Germany and Austria.

Iconic Sonoma County winery Rodney Strong Vineyards’ new UPSHOT Wineswill be featured throughout the festival grounds as the premium wines offered, and as part of the “Run Free Road Trip” cross country adventure, 14 Handswill return to Outside Lands with its custom converted horse-trailer-turned-wine-bar. Festival-goers can stop by to try frosé and some of 14 Hands' favorite wines.

For the first time, Eastlake will be curating an all-star Wine Lands selection in VIP, featuring rare, much sought after Falanghina & Gamay from Arnot-Roberts, Turley's unicorn alert White Zinfandel and legendary Old Vine Zinfandel, Scribe's delicious Estate Chardonnay & Pinot Noir, and Lorenza'spure magic 2018 Rosé. Adding to the cool factor, the VIP bar will also offer a daily program of winemaker's on hand to talk about their wines.     

Cocktail Magic 2019
6 Bay Area Cocktail Bars

Bar hopping within Cocktail Magic is a snap - here Outside Lands ticket-holders find a stellar mixology experience from six Bay Area bars, many of which have long topped the area’s, if not the country’s, best cocktail lists. This year, Cocktail Magic will not only feature more of its namesake magic -- Jon Armstrong is joined by Jade, who earned the Female Magician of the Year award, Karl Hein, and SF’s own Dennis Kyriakos -- but it will also see other-worldly DJ sets and musical performances from Monster Rally, Black Taffyand ZEBUEL. Cocktails will abound -- look for 15 Romolo, which turned 21 this year, The Snug, a Pac Heights hotspot, Starline Social Club, debuting at Outside Lands from Oakland and fitting right in with its artist forward mission,Comstock Saloon, known for its cocktails with a historical slant, The Treasury, an elegant Financial District watering hole, and RadHaus, a Bavarian style beer hall within the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture that has an equally esteemable cocktail selection. Cocktails will be made with festival spirit partners: Ketel One Vodka, Bulleit Bourbon, Don Julio Tequila and Hendrick’s Gin.  

GastroMagic 2019

GastroMagic, the festival’s culinary stage, will return, serving up fantastical and delicious entertainment. Stay tuned for an announcement on its lineup and programming.

The 2019 Outside Lands Menu is below
Lineup and menu items are subject to change
All new vendors are marked by (new)

80 Bay Area Restaurants, Trucks and Food Carts

A16 (VIP)
Wood-Fired Bianca Pizzas, Wood-Fired Salsiccia Pizzas
Alba Ray’s
Chicken and Andouille Sausage Jambalaya Burritos, Fried Chicken and Waffle Sandwiches, Beignets
Alicia's Tamales Los Mayas
Carnitas Tamales, Mexican Street Corn
Malaysian Lamb Curry Sandwiches, Chicken Curry or Peanut Tofu Nachos
Bacon Flights, BLTs, Bacon Crunch Bars
Big Chef Tom's Belly Burgers
Pork Belly Burgers, Crinkle Cut French Fries
Bini's Kitchen
Nepalese Lamb Dumplings, Nepalese Chicken Curry Burritos
Cannaisseur Series  
Five Spice Duck Meatball Sliders
Buttermilk Popcorn Chicken Rice Bowls, Popcorn Shrimp Rice Bowls
Causwells (new)
Americana Burgers, Beet and Quinoa Burgers
Charles Chocolates
Brownie Hot Fudge Sundaes, Gourmet S'mores, Frozen Hot Chocolate
Chef Smelly’s Creole and Soul Food (new)
Famous Surf and Turf Fries, Dungeness Crab and Lobster Fries, Impossible Burgers
Ethnic Confusion Rice Bowls and Wraps, Nitro Chai
Dumpling Time  
Xi'An Vegetable Dumplings, Steamed Matcha Buns with Milk Custard
Earthly Delights
Philly Cheesesteaks, Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches, Garlic Fries
El Huarache Loco
Chilaquiles, Quesadillas, Huaraches
Endless Summer Sweets
Loaded Funnel Cakes, Hand-Dipped Corn Dogs
Escape From New York Pizza
Pesto Potato Pizza Slices, Combination Pizza Slices
FK Frozen Custard Bars
Made-to-Order Frozen Custard Bars
FOB Kitchen
Stir-Fried Veggie Glass Noodles, Crispy Pork Eggrolls
Crab Fried Rice, Pho Broth, Taro Chips
Global Gourmet Catering (VIP)
Argentinian Sausage Hoagies, Smoked Chicken Wings, Seafood Boil
Guerra's Quality Meats (new)
Toscano Sloppy Joes, Vegetarian Po' Boys, Kettle Chips
Guittard Chocolate
Liquid Chocolate Bars
Henry’s + KronnerBurger (new)
KronnerBurger, EarthBurger, Vegan Chili Cheese Fries
Hookt Mini Doughnuts (new)
Fresh Mini Doughnut Sundaes
Itani Ramen
Chicken Shoyu or Veggie Miso Ramen, Chicken Katsu Sandos
Koja Kitchen
Beef Kamikaze Fries, Vegan Zen Kamikaze Fries
Little Brothers  
Signature Sweet & Savory Cookies, Cold Brew Coffee
Little Skillet
Chicken & Waffles, Watermelon Cups, Red Velvet Cupcakes
Little Star Pizza
Sausage Deep-Dish Pizza Slices, Pepperoni Thin-Crust Pizza Slices
Lucca Foods
BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Meatball Sub Sandwiches
Metal + Match (new)
Crab Nachos, Popcorn Shrimp
Ramenburgers, Sushi Burritos
Noosh (new)
Aleppo Chicken Pita Sandwiches, Grilled Mushroom Pita Sandwiches
Omakase (new; VIP)
Chef's Selection of Assorted Sushi
Pacific Catch
Hawaiian Ahi Poke with Wonton Crisps, Fish and Chips
Peaches Patties  
Jamaican Beef or Irie Lentil Patties, Jamaican Jerk Turkey Legs
Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen
Sweet Corn Arepas, Yuca Fries, Sweet Plantains
Pinoy Heritage (new)
Sisig Fried Rice, Pork Lumpia, Carioca Rice Donuts
Precita Park Cafe
Bacon Breakfast Sandwiches, Hot and Iced Equator Coffee
Project Juice (new)
Organic Cold-Pressed Juices, Superfood Smoothies, Adaptogen Lattes
Proposition Chicken
Crispy Fried Chicken Sandwiches, Curly Fries
Rich Table
Porcini Doughnuts with Raclette Cheese
Rooh (new)
Chicken Koliwada, Paneer Chili Roll, Chicken Tikka Kathi Roll, Chorizo Pulao
Rosamunde Sausage Grill
Flame-Grilled Sausage Sandwiches, House-Made Bacon Potato Salad
Sabores del Sur
Beef Empanadas, Award-Winning Alfajores
Indonesian Mie Tek Tek Noodles, Chicken Satays, Potstickers
SF Kebab Mediterranean Grill
Lamb & Beef Gyro, Chicken Gyro, or Falafel Wraps; Hummus & Pita, Greek Salads
Sharona's Chocolate Shop
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Chocolate-Covered S'mores
Son’s Addition  
Pulled Pork Banh Mis, Dirty Fries with Chorizo Gravy
Fried Chicken Sandwiches with Japapeño Slaw, Crispy Rosemary Potatoes
Southpaw BBQ
Smoked Pork, Brisket, or Jackfruit Sandwiches, Sweet Potato Tots
Steap Tea Bar
Organic Matcha Lattes with Boba, Taro Milk with Boba
Sugar Daddy (new)
Cotton Candy Bouquets on a Churro Stick
Suite Foods Waffles
Liége Waffles Stuffed with Fried Chicken or Whipped Cream, Hand-Cut Belgian Fries
Tacos: Chicken, Carnitas, Summer Squash or Baja-Style Fish
The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen
Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Tomato Soup, Crispy Maple Brussels Sprouts
The Farmer's Wife
Stone Fruit and Gravenstein Apple Melts, Lamb Merguez and Chimichurri Melts, Albacore Tuna Melts
The Japanese Pantry
Spicy Japanese Tater Tots
The Monk's Kettle
Grilled Bratwursts, Pretzel Knots with Beer Cheese
Three Twins Ice Cream
Ice Cream Wafer Sandwiches, Ice Cream Scoops
Trailblazer Tavern (new; VIP)
Kalua Pig Steam Buns, Kimchee Fried Rice, Umami Kettle Chips
Tres Tequila Lounge & Mexican Kitchen
Mexican Hot Dogs, Carne Asada Nachos, Elotes
Up & Under Pub and Grill
Waffle Fries with Crazy Toppings
Wise Sons
Pastrami Reubens, Pastrami Cheese Fries
Xolo (new)
Impossible Burritos, Carne Asada Burritos, Pollo Burritos, Guacamole and Chips

Curry Up Now
Tikka Masala Burritos and Bowls, Deconstructed Samosas, Mango Lassi
Event Specialists
Cinnamon Churros, Jalapeño Cheese-Filled Pretzels
Humphry Slocombe
Secret Breakfast Sundaes, Root Beer Floats, Ice Cream Scoops
Jackrabbit Kitchen
House-Made Sliders, Mac & Cheese, Cheddar Scallion Tots
Lady Falcon Coffee Club
Small-Batch Drip Coffees, Cascara Hibiscus Pink Crushes
Johnny Doughnuts
Old Fashioned Doughnuts, Wheat-Free Doughnuts
Kabob Trolley
Falafel Gyrös, Gyrö Burritos, Gyrö Salads
Personal Margherita Pizzas, Personal Salumi Pizzas
Rocko's Ice Cream Tacos
Ice Cream Tacos, Custom-Dipped Frozen Bananas
Sam Choy's Poke to the Max (new)
Poke Rice Plates, Pork Belly Rice Plates, Korean Fried Chicken, Spam Musubi
Señor Sisig
Señor Sisig Burritos, Sisig Tacos
The Chairman
Pork Belly Steamed Baos, Miso Tofu Baked Baos


Woodhouse Fish Co.
Lobster Rolls, Raw & BBQ Oysters, Clam Chowder Bread Bowls

31 Northern California Breweries

Ace Cider
Alvarado Street
Anderson Valley
Bear Republic
Fort Point
Golden Road
Hard Frescos  
High Water
Laughing Monk
Lost Coast
Mad River
North Coast
Oakland United
Old Kan
Seven Stills
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Sonoma Springs  
Strongbow Hard Ciders
Woods Beer Co. (new)

46 Wineries Between Wine Lands and VIP; 42 of which are from Northern California

Angels & Cowboys
Aperture (new)
Arnot-Roberts  (new; VIP)
Ashes & Diamonds
Atlas Wine Co.
Buena Vista
Bushido Sake
Cellars 33 (new)
Charles & Charles
DAOU Vineyards (new)
Dry Creek Vineyard
Edaphos by Ernest (new)
Furthermore (new)
Hoxie Spritzer
Joel Gott
Long Meadow Ranch
Lorenza Rosé (VIP)
Martine's Wines
Mazzocco Sonoma (new)
No Fine Print (new)
Preston Farm & Winery
Ram's Gate (new)
Red Car
Rodney Strong Vineyards
Saison Cellar (new)
Scharffenberger Cellars
Scribe (VIP)
Seven % Solution (new; a collective featuring 6 wineries)
SLO Down Wines
Terry Theise Selections (new)
Tropical Moscato
The Withers
Turley Wine Cellars (VIP)
Unti Vineyards
Valravn (new)
A Selection of Japanese Sake
West + Wilder

6 Bay Area Cocktail Bars

15 Romolo
Comstock Saloon (new)
RadHaus (new)
Starline Social Club (new)  
The Snug (new)
The Treasury (new)

Lineup forthcoming.

Lineup forthcoming.

Paul Simon
Childish Gambino
Twenty One Pilots 
The Lumineers
Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
Leon Bridges
Kacey Musgraves
Lil Wayne
RL Grime
Ella Mai
Counting Crows
Flying Lotus 3D
Alina Baraz 
Mavis Staples
Bebe Rexha
Sheck Wes
The Neighbourhood
Better Oblivion Community Center
Toro y Moi
Denzel Curry
Lauren Daigle
San Holo
Judah & the Lion
Big Wild
Bob Moses
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
Tierra Whack
DJ Koze
Nahko And Medicine For The People
Justin Martin
Dean Lewis
Bea Miller
The California Honeydrops
Cautious Clay
The Marías
Cherry Glazerr
Weyes Blood
PJ Morton
The Funk Hunters
Still Woozy
Taylor Bennett
Miya Folick
Leven Kali
Alex Lahey
Jupiter & Okwess
Altin Gün
Grateful Shred
Amo Amo
Rainbow Girls
The Seshen

(Please note the lineup is not final and subject to change)

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The Murder Capital (Ireland) Announce Debut Album, When I Have Fears, Out On August 16th On Human Season Records


“…one of a raft of exciting new bands emerging out of Ireland right now.”
-The Fader

“The Murder Capital are one of those most oddly entertaining prospects – a punk band that can truly instill can’t-look-away levels of captivation.”

“Cacophonous noise and stage theatrics that could make them stars very, very soon.”

Today, The Murder Capital announce their much-anticipated debut album, When I Have Fears, for an August 16th release on Human Season Records. The album will be available on gatefold colour LP, black LP, as part of a limited bundle (gatefold colour LP, t-shirt, pin & journal), CD and as a digital download and can be pre-ordered here.

Produced by Flood (PJ Harvey, New Order, Foals) the album features both singles from the band so far, "Feeling Fades" and "Green & Blue", which The Fader calls “an epic.” It also includes the first studio recording of breakthrough track "More Is Less".

An exercise in both darkness and light, When I Have Fears only serves to highlight the early ambition in the band's sound. From the post-rock build and breakdowns of the two-part "Slowdance", to the tender, bruised confessional of "On Twisted Ground" and industrial pulse of closer "Love, Love, Love", there's a consistent intensity throughout that marks out The Murder Capital as a band arriving fully formed on their debut album.

Following sell-out shows on their April/ May tour, the group have also announced a new string of UK & European headline dates for October and November 2019 (full dates below). Tickets for this tour will go on sale this Friday.

The Murder Capital ended 2018 as that rare thing: a band tipped from all corners without having released a single song. In an age where people and bands overshare by default, The Murder Capital have been doing the opposite. If you wanted to know about The Murder Capital, you had to get to a show and see for yourself. That’s if you could get in. Based on the caustic strength of one live recording of “More Is Less”, which went viral on YouTube (watch), and feverish word of mouth from those who have been lucky enough to attend these early gigs, The Murder Capital have built a formidable reputation. In just over a year, they’ve sold out shows in their hometown of Dublin (to 400 people), played with Slaves, Shame, IDLES and fellow countrymen Fontaines DC and seen the likes of the NME, Loud & Quiet, Dork and DIY back them already – with The Irish Times calling them out as Ireland’s best new rock band.

With debut single “Feeling Fades” and its follow up “Blue & Green” the band fulfilled their early promise – delivering two propulsive slices of post-punk recorded with Flood (PJ Harvey, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Foals). In one of their rare interviews so far, the band have stated they are driven by the genuine desire to affect cultural change, and when front-man James McGovern repeats the lyric “the now elapsed ‘round you and me, and it kept us all together” on “Feeling Fades”, you start to believe that they’re capable of achieving just that.

When I Have Fears Track Listing
1. For Everything
2. More Is Less
3. Green & Blue
4. Slowdance I
5. Slowdance II
6. On Twisted Ground
7. Feeling Fades
8. Don't Cling To Life
9. How The Streets Adore Me Now
10. Love, Love, Love

The Murder Capital European Tour Dates

21st June - Body & Soul - Clonmellon, IE
29th June - Rock Werchter - Werchter, BE
30th June - Metropolis Festival - Rotterdam, NL

13th July - Heartbreakers - Southampton, UK
14th July - Citadel Festival - London, UK
15th July - The Portland Arms - Cambridge, UK
16th July - The Boiler Room - Guildford, UK
18th July - Valkhof Festival - Nijmegen, NL
19th July - Latitude Festival - Beccles, UK
20th July - The Independent - Sunderland, UK
21st July - Doune The Rabbit Hole - Port of Meredith, UK
23rd July - The Crescent - York, UK
24th July - The Cookie - Leicester, UK
25th July - The Arts Club - Liverpool, UK

16th August – The Button Factory – Dublin, IRE

7th October – The Exchange – Bristol, UK
8th October – Bodega Social Club – Nottingham, UK
10th October – Dome, Tuffnell Park – London, UK
11th October – The Haunt – Brighton, UK
12th October – Castle & Falcon – Birmingham, UK
14th October – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK
15th October – The Mash House – Edinburgh, UK
16th October – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut – Glasgow, UK
18th October – YES (The Pink Room) – Manchester, UK
26th October – V11 – Rotterdam, NL
28th October – Le Grand Mix – Tourcoing, FR
29th October – Portobello – Caen, FR
31st October – Le Rocher de Palmer – Bordeaux, FR

1st November – La Rex – Toulouse, FR
2nd November – La Paloma – Nimes, FR
4th November – Joker’s Pub – Angers, FR
6th November – Nouveau Casino – Paris, FR
8th November – L’Autre Canal – Nancy, FR
9th November – La Poudriere – Belfort, FR
12th November – Molotow Musikclub – Hamburg, DE
13th November – Music und Frieden – Berlin, DE
14th November – Artheater – Cologne, DE




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Föllakzoid announce four-part album 'I' on Sacred Bones out August 1. Unveil trailer.


Photo By Ebru Yildiz

Today Santiago, Chile's Föllakzoid have announced details of their fourth LP. Entitled 'I', it is set for release on August 1st via Sacred Bones. Today they share a glimpse of the new material with an album trailer.

The journey began 10 years ago as a trance experience between childhood friends Domingae and Diego from Santiago, Chile. Heavily informed by the heritage of the ancient music of the Andes, the band has learned to integrate their origins with contemporary sounds and technologies of our times, creating a rich yet minimal electronic-organic atmosphere. 'I' will be their fourth full-length release and third for Sacred Bones, following 2015's 'III', 2013's 'II' and 2009's eponymous debut.

Föllakzoid grows via depuration, aiming with each record to fill longer spaces of time with fewer and fewer elements. The creative perspective of the band has always been about unlearning the narrative and musical knowledge that shape the physical and digital formats and conceptions available, both visually and musically in order to make a time-space metric structure that dissolves both the author and the narrative paradigms. "We found our sonic and metric identity even more in these songs than in our previous attempts," guitarist and singer Domingæ Garcia-Huidobro explains.

Unlike past Föllakzoid records that were done in single takes with the full band, this record took three months to construct out of more than 60 separate stems - guitars, bass, drums, synthesizers, and vocals, all recorded in isolation. Producer Atom TM, who was not present for recording, was then asked to re-organize the four sequences of stems without any length, structural restrictions or guidelines. Those sequences ultimately became the four long tracks that appear on 'I'.

The result of this was a set of songs where neither the band's, nor the producer's, structural vision primarily shaped the metric or tonal space shifts, but where both were still subliminally present in each of the parts that form the structure and the frequency modulations that guide them.

"We invite you to join us in sharing the experience of being led by this non-rational, sonic artform and its energy. It is also an invitation to connect once again with your inner master and his intuition, erasing the systematic rationalization that usually follows creative forces when perceived, to guide you on this holographic simultaneous simulation where reality is rooted in," Domingae added.

Sacred Bones
August 1, 2019

1. I
2. II
3. III

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