The Low Anthem have announced the release of their fourth full length studio album, to be released via Washington Sqaure Records on June 17, 2016 (Read our Album Review here). They promise an an unprecedented collection of multi-dimensional future folk crafted with uncommon vision and emotional depth. The following short teaser video gave a short glimpse of what’s to come:
In a recent announcement to fans they said “We self-recorded and mixed eyeland together during a four year metamorphosis while cocooning in Providence’s once abandoned Columbus Theatre. Along the way we lost some dear friends, labels, managers, cars, couch quarters, haystacks, brain cells and our much vaunted better angels. But some of it was worth it.”
According to the label EYELAND began as a “vague and rather abstract” short story by co-founder / singer / guitarist Ben Knox Miller, based around the “sonic mythology of a moth’s dreams.”The tall tale became real life as The Low Anthem immersed themselves in the creation of their own Eyeland Studios, developing Providence’s once obsolete Columbus Theatre into an innovative and in-demand recording space and live concert venue. EYELAND proves a prism of the album’s inner themes, refracting Miller and co-founding drummer/multi-instrumentalist Jeff Prystowsky’s sonic escapades into a full-blown Möbius strip of music and meaning. The Low Anthem’s lofty aspirations and creative capriciousness resonate throughout songs like “The Pepsi Moon” and “Behind The Airport Mirror,” their elegiac arrangements and lyrical frankness marked by shimmering ambience and a hauntingly defiant tension. Psychedelic in the truest sense of that overused word, EYELAND is a perspective-shifting musical experience at once elliptical and intangible yet still precise and powerfully personal.
What with the album cover and video…it’s all sounding pretty cosmic!