HarborLights are stoked to premiere a brand-new video for “Skinwalker,” a single from Isolation Ritual, which will be released September 13 via Deathwish Inc.

HarborLights are a post-rock band from the North Shore of Massachusetts. Since their formation, they have released two split EPs (w/ Ember Wreath and Superblonde, respectively) and the powerful debut album Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree (2017).

Isolation Ritual by HarborLights was recorded by Mike Moschetto at The Record Co. and Zach Weeks at God City Studios (who also handled mastering duties on the album). Opener “Hold the Dark” emerges amid delicate melody before “Eternal Return” drenches us with a downpour of shoegaze emotion. Instrumentals “Skinwalker” and “A Stable Mind” pulse and dance like a soundtrack to a movie that never was.

“From Virtue (Sacrament),” “Year Without a Summer,” and “Ego Ideal” reintroduce beautifully haunting vocals that deepen their creative well. It’s not all pretty, though. “…And Hell Followed” and “Sigh from the Depths” in combination are dirge and discordance on display at a masterclass level. All of this leads to closer “The Unbearable Lightness of Being,” which features guest vocals from TJ Copello of Aviator. It’s an eight-minute epic where the incredible dynamic repertoire of HarborLights impressively shines.

HarborLights—On Tour: 
September 12 Salem, MA @ Notch Brewery **listening party**
September 13  Cambridge, MA @ Newbury Comics **in-store appearance**
September 21  Revere, MA @ Sammy’s Patio **record release show**
September 27  Lancaster, PA @ Station One Center for the Arts
September 28  Falls Church, VA @ VFW Post 9274
September 29  Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone
September 30  Valdosta, GA @ Valdosta DIY
October 1  Augusta, GA @ Soul Bar
October 2  West Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
October 3  Raleigh, NC @ Slim’s
October 4  Baltimore, MD @ The Sidebar
October 5  Philadelphia, PA @ The Pharmacy
October 12  Allston, MA @ Great Scott
October 19  Portland, ME @ Apohadian Theater
October 20  Albany, NY @ Pauly’s Hotel
October 27  Salem, MA @ Opus 

Preorder the album here. 


Addison is reviews and online news editor for New Noise. She specializes in metal, queer issues, and dog cuddles.

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