We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Dead Waves’ new song “Gabriella” (listen below). The track is taken from the band’s upcoming album God of the Wild, which is scheduled to be released tomorrow, November 16th, through Entheon Records. You can purchase the album here.
Recorded by Martin Bisi (Sonic Youth, Swans, Brian Eno) at his Brooklyn studio, BC Studio, God of the Wild is a dark, haunting experience that blurs lines between urban and rural, modern and ancient, heavy rock and fragile folk. It is Dead Waves’ sixth, and most experimental, release.
Like Sonic Youth, lost in the woods, God of the Wild marries the urban intensity of classic Martin Bisi productions and a bare-bones, lo-fi approach evoking rural vistas. At times delicate and somber, at times psychedelic and raging, God of the Wild is soulful and convincing from start to finish.
Nodding to their Greek heritage, the brothers Panopoulos use ancient Greek instruments (lyre, wooden flute) on certain songs, in addition to vocals, guitars, and analog synth. They call this style, “ancient future.”
Top photo by Lindsey Niebler