“This EP condenses two years of being stuck in the limbo that is being in a band but not being able to play and write consistently. We finally got around to doing just that in 2017, and we’re extremely proud of the result. sittingthesummerout as a whole couldn’t be more stoked to have other people hear what we’ve been working on for so long.”
We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of sittingthesummerout’s new EP Brick and Mortar, which is scheduled to be officially released through Ghost Factory Records & Arts on December 1st. You can pre-order the EP here.
Hailing from Milan, Batista named the act in 2015, following a difficult Summer, which he reveals “cemented the concept that summer, as a season, wasn’t meant for me.” Completed by Dimitri Sironi and Luca Della Foglia on Guitar, Andrea Daniele on Drums and Cristina Lietti on Bass, sittingthesummerout play a well-crafted, atmospheric take on post-hardcore, blended with vocals that flit between spoken word, frustrated screams and evocative singing, and will surely resonate with fans of Hotel Books and La Dispute.
The songs of Brick and Mortar cover themes of “rejection and deception, the obstacles we face in life, coming to terms with what goes on, and how to become a better person,” and Batista reveals that each track begins with the foundation of his lyrics and builds into vast soundscapes such as those found on the EP: “Thankfully my bandmates are all great and understand where I want to lead them to, and take the magic of creating the music from there.”
Top photo by Edoardo Giacomelli