Experimental duo Wreck and Reference have released a new surprise EP on their Bandcamp page. Titled Alien Pains, the new release features four covers/reinterpretations of four tracks from Guided by Voices‘ 1995 album Alien Lanes. Check out the EP after the break. Continue Reading
Wreck and Reference‘s evolution has been a gradual but noticeable one. The Californian duo casually stepped into the limelight with their arresting debut, No Youth; an abrasive and dismal affair constructed with thunderous percussion and chaotic, metal adjacent synths. Subsequent releases No Content and the critically-heralded Want showed the band slowly drifting away from their noisier roots in favor of more atmospheric, melodic qualities, while still retaining their sense of unyielding despair. So it is not surprising that their third full-length, Indifferent Rivers Romance End, sounds the way it does. Here the band have plunged further into the atmospheric, electronic-tinged realms, delivering 10 tracks of melodious melancholia rife with existential and introspective lyrics. It is a record that will leave the listener emotionally gutted in the best way possible.
Wreck and Reference have premiered their forthcoming full-length album, Indifferent Rivers Romance End, at Noisey. The record will officially be released on July 29 via The Flenser and can be purchased at this location. Indifferent Rivers Romance End sees the duo plummeting deeper into the electronic realm, while still retaining their penchant for darkness and unabashed abrasiveness. Check it out now.
The band will be touring in support of the album this Fall with Some Ember. Tour dates can be found below.
Wreck and Reference have premiered the official video for their track “Ascend” over at Brooklyn Vegan. The new track, which comes from their upcoming third full-length album Indifferent Rivers Romance End, is set to a dizzying performance video shot in a bleak landscape. The video can be viewed after the break.
The duo also announced a string of U.S. tour dates in support of the impending record. Those dates can be seen below as well.
Indifferent Rivers Romance End will be released on July 22 via The Flenser.
Californian multi-instrumentalists Wreck and Reference have announced the release of their third full-length album and follow-up to 2014’s Want. The record will be titled Indifferent Rivers Romance End and will be released on July 22 via The Flenser. The record was recorded by the band and mixed/mastered with Samur Khouja (Joanna Newsom, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony) in Los Angeles, CA earlier this year, and will feature 10 new tracks clocking in at 44 minutes in length. The band further explore the more electronic and melodic sounds touched upon on Want while retaining their dreariness on this new effort.
The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break along with a stream of the new track, “The Clearing”.
Pre-order the record here.