Same God’s Worried Eyes, out July 10, is a heavy, spacious, darkly melodic and unapologetically nostalgic debut release.
“Two standout elements of this album and project are that one, every band member is seasoned, having written, recorded, and toured for years with other successful groups, and two, that we had no deadline at all and basically unlimited access to multiple recording studios,” the band say. “The reason number one is so important is because we were all able to trust each other’s creative intuition equally, and each song is a reflection of equal input.
“It allowed us to move beyond egos and trends and into what we really cared about, which was making something that we hoped would have artistic value beyond just existing as a product. The reason number two was so important was that it enabled us to experiment endlessly, from ruthless arrangement scrutiny to trying every oddball recording technique under the sun in order to arrive upon the songs and the tones we felt would establish our musical and sonic fingerprints.
“Upon reflection, the album is the result of a lesson in trust and restraint that took a number of incredibly lengthy and creatively satisfying twists and turns along the way.”