We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of The Angelus’ new music video for their song “As I Live & Breathe” (watch it below). The track is taken from the band’s latest album There Will Be No Peace (Tofu Carnage Records / Basement Avatar Records), which is available through Bandcamp, as well as streaming in full below.
The Angelus guitarist/vocalist Emil Rapstine comments on the video:
“Having written the song as well as filmed the video myself, I wanted to not simply give a literal interpretation of my own lyrics but to try and interpret the song as an outside listener. The video was shot in the greenbelt near my house and the end result, I feel, is a fairy tale of sorts exploring isolation, discovery, and submission to the natural world.”
The Angelus has been stirring hearts and dropping jaws since they started playing live in the vibrant music scene of Denton, Texas. Spearheading a movement of inspired long-form experimentalism, they played a crucial role in the establishment of Denton’s reputation as a music oasis. Bandleader Emil Rapstine, with his plaintive and intoning vocals, despairing lyrics and darkly droning guitar, creates the musical equivalent of a magical realism novel. Longtime stalwart drummer Justin Evans provides steady guidance among the shifting seas, as well as soaring harmony vocals. Bass player Ryan Wasterlain brings a manic and heavy edge to the proceedings.
There Will Be No Peace stands as a song cycle woven together with agile parts that spring to life on their own, but as a whole read like an epic poem of loss and redemption. Working out of Grammy-winning producer John Congleton’s studio, Elmwood Recording, the album was engineered, mixed and co-produced by Alex Bhore. Bhore, formerly of This Will Destroy You, oversaw the recording process with a spirit of experimentation while maintaining the band’s fundamental essence.
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March 25 – Austin, TX at Sidewinder
April 29 – Dallas, TX at The Kessler Theater
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