SOM

THE SHAPE OF EVERYTHING (PELAGIC)

SOM - THE SHAPE OF EVERYTHING 147682
Format:
1 CD
Release:
25.02.2022
Label:
PELAGIC
Kat.-Nr.:
147682
Barcode:
4059251476825
Following their spring 2021 Awake EP and shimmering cover of Billie Eilish's "Everything I Wanted," the new single "Animals" finds SOM refining a sound that has been called "doom pop" by Metal Injection, with ethereal heartfelt vocals atop huge riffs alternating between gritty & atmospheric.

The accompanying video was directed by Toshadeva Palani (Alcest, Junius, Angel Olsen). "Animals" is the first single from the quintet's second full-length, The Shape of Everything, to be released January 21, 2022 - right on time for the heavy shoegazers' European tour opening for Katatonia and So'lstafir.

The Shape Of Everything is full of compelling power. Its concise compositions balance gritty riffs with airy vocal lines that will appeal to fans of Deftones and Tame Impala alike, and are just as primed for rock radio as for shoegaze-loving connoisseurs.

The intentional, self-imposed paradigm of minimalism, the aim to reduce each musical idea to its emotive essence is what makes the band sound huge _ and of course the flawless, modern yet incredibly warm and rich production by Will Benoit himself.

The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at his own Radar Studio in Connecticut - New England's first solar-powered recording facility.

The tracks are part of SOM's ongoing mission to "leave this place better than we found it." Frontman Will Benoit co-founded the outfit with drummer and former Constants colleague Duncan Rich, as well as Adai founder and now-Caspian drummer Justin Forrest.

While touring on The Fall, the band recruited old friends guitarists Mike Repasch-Nieves and Joel M.

Reynolds, both formerly of Junius and Driftoff. While many artists lumbered in inactivity, SOM used the darkness of recent times to create and heal.

The Shape of Everything's introspective bliss is an insight into the kind of harmony the quintet seek to cultivate in all facets of life.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. MOMENT
  • 1.2. ANIMALS
  • 1.3. CENTER
  • 1.4. SHAPE
  • 1.5. CLOCKS
  • 1.6. WRONG
  • 1.7. HEART ATTACK
  • 1.8. SON OF WINTER