REKMEISTER HARMONIES PREMIERE NEW SONG, ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
Listen to “Some Were Saved Some Drowned” here / Full lineup feat. members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor to tour this November…
While Wrekmeister share a lot - in terms of worldview and sonic tricks - with more funereal doom bands, they approach their exploration of the nooks and crannies of human despair with far more nuance. Instead of bludgeoning with a single, overwhelming wave of misery, Light Falls drags the listener through a long, slow journey that allows them to really appreciate the fine, grim details.” - 8/10, Decibel Magazine
As they prepare for the release of their new 7-song magnum opus - Light Falls, due out August 16th from Thrill Jockey - the incredibly prolificWrekmeister Harmonies have premiered the album’s first single. Listen to “Some Were Saved Some Drowned” here on YouTube.
Light Falls is the group’s fifth release and follows 2015’s critically-acclaimed Night Of Your Ascension LP (Thrill Jockey) which featured no less than 30 musicians in the musical collective. On Light Falls, Wrekmeister Harmonies’ visionary JR Robinson felt it was time to seek out new creative strategies, focusing his energies on a smaller collective; this new album features Wrekmeister Harmonies’ core members JR Robinson (vocals, guitar) and Esther Shaw (keyboards, piano, violin, vocals) joined by by Godspeed You! Black Emperor musicians Thierry Amar on bass and contrabass; Sophie Trudeau on piano, violin and vocals; and Timothy Herzog on drums. Chicago musicians Ryley Walker and Cooper Crain (Cave, Bitchin Bajas) make guest appearances on the album as well. The resulting output with the new lineup continues to transcend classification and expand their sonic palette on what is Wrekmeister Harmonies’ most focused, compelling and powerful release to date. Check out the album’s teaser video here.
Wrekmeister Harmonies recently wrapped a full U.S. tour supporting Marissa Nadler, and have now announced a handful of shows with their new touring lineup that features JR Robinson and Esther Shaw joined by Trudeau and Herzog (Godspeed You! Black Emperor) - see the full list of shows below, which includes Toronto, Chicago, New York City and Montreal this November.
More news and info coming soon.
Wrekmeister Harmonies, on tour:
November 1 Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
November 2 Chicago, IL @ Township
November 4 New York, NY @ Trans-Pecos
November 5 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
Light Falls Track Listing:
1. Light Falls I - The Mantra
2. Light Falls II - The Light Burns Us All
3. Light Falls III - Light Sick
4. The Gathering
5. Where Have You Been My Lovely Son?
7. My Lovely Son Reprise