The Hague photo by Ashley Jennings
We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of The Hague’s new song “Globes” (listen below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming self-titled 7″, which is scheduled to be self-released on November 10th. You can pre-order the 7″ here.
Shawn Steven of The Hague commented on the release:
“We recorded these songs at Isaac Brock’s studio in Portland called Ice Cream Party and had it mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. A lot of the lyrical themes focus around personal relationships fading away, American sensationalism/consumption, and learning how to deal with emotional compulsivity.”
About the band:
Bitterness, spite, and pawned instruments.
Portland’s The Hague has been through a tough time. After a tumultuous eight-year epoch during which the band cycled through five vans, a school bus, persistent financial and interpersonal turmoil, tours wherein members had to sell their gear to afford the return trip, and constant member turnover, the band nearly fell apart for good.
Over two years in the making, The Hague’s new 7″ is a testament to effective cooperation and intelligent songwriting. Recorded at Isaac Brock’s Ice Cream Party Studio with Brandon Eggleston, The Hague approached this endeavor as a method for effectively permuting emotion into sound. By attentively finessing intricacies and approaching cooperative songwriting with respectfulness and honesty, The Hague has managed to craft a layered sonic experience that draws equally from each member’s stylistic fortes in an equal collaboration; a collective effort crammed full of bravura, innovation, and renewed love for their longtime project.
“This record is about the inevitability of change,” says drummer Jesse Tranfo. “It’s about knowing that the band won’t always be a band, and most friendships won’t last, and knowing that that is truth. At the same time, it’s about fighting that, and wanting to believe in the good things currently happening, wanting to hold on to those close to us, and wanting to be more present in what we’re doing.”
November 09 – Portland, OR at The Know
November 10 – Salem, OR at Triangle Bar
November 17 – Eugene, OR at House Show
November 18 – Bellingham, WA at Alternative Library
December 02 – Seattle, WA at The Kraken
December 03 – Portland, OR at Bunk Bar