In 2017, the LA group Skyhaven sparked some hype in the instrumental prog rock scene after working with Polyphia’s Timothy Henson and Scott LePage on their debut EP Liftoff. With the upcoming release of their new album Druglust, the band is reborn as a slimmed-down duo with the exception of the occasional guest vocalist.

Druglust inject modern pop/EDM with the band’s signature, avant-garde guitar work. Their ambient, trance-like music embraces their affinity for pop and R&B while still carrying a torch for mathy guitar licks and nu-prog rhythms.

“This being our first full-length record is something that we both are so proud of, and it’s been such a process to get to where it’s at now,” says Johnston. “We’ve met so many wonderful people along the way; we’ve met so many friends; we even relocated from Minneapolis to Los Angeles halfway through the record.

“We couldn’t be more excited to share this album with all of you, and we really hope you enjoy our first full-length record. We spent a lot of time making sure that this album stands out in the way that we want it to and specifically stands out from our first release. There’s going to be some who love it and some who hate it, but we’re so excited about this direction as a whole and can’t wait to keep releasing music.”

Stream the album on Spotify. 

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