South Dakotan outfit The Spill Canvas have announced their signing to Pure Noise Records, along with the forthcoming release of their first album in nine years, Conduit, out March 5.
Serving as an introduction for new fans and a throwback to the band’s previous era as a noteworthy purveyor of alternative rock and post-hardcore, The Spill Canvas have also debuted a combustible new video for the album’s lead single “Firestorm.”
We last heard from the Sioux Falls quartet with the release of 2018’s three-song EP Hivemind. Conduit, the band’s sixth LP, was recorded at Soundmine Studios in the Pocono Mountains with the help of the band’s manager John Rupp and is entirely self-produced. The record also features guest collaborations with All Get Out’s Nathan Hussey and Eisley’s Sherri Dupree-Bemis.
According to lead vocalist Nick Thomas, Conduit and the idea for “Firestorm” have been years in the making:
“It’s been nine years since our last, full-length album was released. That said, we’re beyond ready to present our sixth LP, Conduit, to the world. Created in the rural woods of Pennsylvania over the span of a couple years, we feel it’s our most comprehensive work to date.
“We knew pretty early on in creating the new album that ‘Firestorm’ would be the perfect first single to reintroduce the band and begin our new chapter. Aside from overall vibe, the juxtaposition between the gospel singers and the lyrical context on desire make this tune among one of our favorites.
“I hope our old fans enjoy it, while gaining an appreciation for our new direction. But, I also aim to gain new fans. During the height of our previous success, the music industry was wildly different from today, and Conduit is a way of proving to myself that we still have something viable that people can, and want to, connect with. I don’t seek to be some massive arena act, although that’d be rad; my hope is more so getting as many new ears to listen and resonate with it so that they’re like, ‘I am now a fan of this band for life.’ That’s the dream.”
Watch the video for “Firestorm” below:
Preorder and stream Conduit here.