Creux Lies’ “Contact the Fact” is out June 5 on the special compilation Do You Feel That Way Too? A Tribute to The Sound out June 5 via Dune Altar.
With Dune Altar’s first charitable compilation, we hope to help bring awareness to the mental health conditions plaguing 44 million Americans today and so many more worldwide. Inspired by Adrian Borland, frontman of The Sound and brilliant artist who suffered from schizoaffective disorder and severe depression, Do You Feel That Way Too? A Tribute to The Sound features various artists contributing covers of songs from the The Sound’s timeless catalog.
As a criminally underrated, yet tremendously influential, 1980s U.K. band, The Sound were seldom acknowledged by, and have long-since been forgotten by, the mainstream. The story of The Sound has long been inextricably linked to mental health, a connection that was solidified with Adrian Borland’s suicide in 1999.
In the spirit of this cause, we’ve partnered with Painted Brain, a Los Angeles non-profit organization providing art and community-based solutions to mental health challenges. All profits from this compilation will be donated to Painted Brain to put toward their various programs. Purchase of the album also includes an extensive digital booklet, featuring unseen photos, brand-new interviews, mental health statistics/resources, and more.
And so, here we are: 16 artists who have all been touched and inspired by the music of The Sound, and we’re proud to present our versions of their songs.
ACTORS – Mining for Heart
CREUX LIES – Contact the Fact
ANCESTORS – Dreams Then Plans
BRASS BOX – One Thousand Reasons
MODE MODERNE – Barria Alta
INTIMATCHINE – I Can’t Escape Myself
SALO – Heartland
THIEF – Desire
SONODA – Night vs Day
AMMO – Total Recall
TOPOGRAPHIES – Hour of Need
YOU – Hothouse
COLLAPSING SCENERY – Where the Love Is
OVER – Golden Soldiers
INVSN – Monument
ZARA GLAZE & KAI TAK – Prove Me Wrong
“It was an honor to be asked to take part in this project,” says Ean Clevenger, vocals in Creux Lies. “We are happy to be part of this connecting of bands, artists, etc. across the earth, all toward bringing some attention and funding for mental health. Adrian Borland wrestled painfully with his mental health, and every member of our band can relate to this struggle.
“To be able to collectively bring elevation to groups like Painted Brain as part of our own healing process, and to do so in the voice of one of our hero bands, has been inspiring. Through Painted Brain and this talent-brimming compilation, we hope that we activate dialogue and connection for those who struggle alone, ultimately showing them that we are all in this fight together.”