Gallery: Pure Noise Records Label Highlight
Features: Forever Came Calling
Location: Oakland Metro -Oakland, CA
Photographer: Jaime Schultz
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The Pure Noise Tour is definitely going to be sick. All the bands are very excited. Hit The Lights record is rad. It’ll come out when it’s ready. That’s the not the answer you were looking for but there’s no fun in revealing everything in a tumblr ask. Or is there?
Can’t wait for The Acoustic Things to drop
by Becky Kovach, edited by Erik van Rheenen
I came across the phrase “quintessential summer album” in reference to Haze while doing a little reading about The American Scene. After having listened through the album several times, the phrase struck me as odd and, to be completely honest, inaccurate. Yes, Haze is mellow, fleeting, relaxed – all qualities one tends to associate with summer. But its quiet nature and, for lack of a better word, hazy tones are autumnal in temperament. This album is the sonic embodiment of a cool walk through a yellow wood, not a sweltering day spent lying out at the beach.
And, just as fall is a seasonal spectrum of everything from temperature to color to amount of daylight, so Haze is a spectrum in mood, tempo, and the lasting impressions of each track.
Haze draws you in from the very beginning, with its swaying and rhythmic title track. But it’s the second and third songs, “Royal Blue” and “Nails of Love” that really show how much The American Scene has grown since the release of Safe For Now in 2012. “Royal Blue” creates depth with its subtle vocal harmonies and multitude of shrill guitar melodies as lead singer Matthew Vincent solemnly confesses to his shortcomings (“I was so cruel, so cruel when I was dying/And I was cool, I was so, so cool/I was so cool, so cool when I was dying”).
If this doesn’t compel you to at least give HAZE a chance then I don’t know what will.
Senses Fail has officially confirmed that they have signed to Pure Noise Records. The band will be releasing a new album through the label in the summer of 2015. Check out all remaining dates of the Let It Enfold You Tour below.