We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Victorian Halls’ new music video for their song “Scarlets” (watch below). The track is taken from the band’s album Hyperalgesia, available now through Victory Records.
Renown for sweat filled dance moves tangled in sticky synth melodies and topped with ground breaking vocal ranges, Victorian Halls gear up to embark on a Midwest tour. The boys have announced the “I Was Born In The Midwest, I’ll Die In The Midwest” tour which include special guests Between California and Summer. Be sure to catch the gritty rock renegades and witness the live theatrics at the dates below.
Headed by visionary and lead vocalist/guitarist Sean Lenart, Victorian Halls made waves with their debut release Charlatan. Critics took to Charlatan and the bands abstract approach, and quickly landed the band international recognition. The new album, Hyperalgesia, contains all the hooks and harmonies affiliated with Victorian Halls, but with a more authentic approach.
The writing process for album number two can be difficult for any band to uphold the chemistry of their first release. On their second offering, Hyperalgesia, Victorian Halls have gone leaps and bounds beyond their debut and created an alluring album that is part dance, part pop, part rock and 100% irresistible.
The Chicago trio, headed by vocalist/guitarist/pianist Sean Lenart, bassist Jordan Dismuke and Mike Tomala on drums, made waves with their Victory Records debut Charlatan in 2011, exhibiting their incendiary approach of experimental beats. That grand theatrical backdrop remains with 2015’s Hyperalgesia.
This time around, Victorian Halls turned up the heat with abstract melodies and hooks that weave seamlessly with smart pop lyrics, and sourced different experiences to create an album that cascades gleams of pop shrapnel and brisk elegance.
In keeping their sound one-of-a-kind, Lenart handled production duties himself with the assistance of Joe Chiccarelli (Frank Zappa, Beck, U2, My Morning Jacket) and Ken Sluiter (Weezer, OK Go) behind the mixing board. Lenart explains “Hyperalgesia is more or less a statement about what we were going through while working on the record. It always seems worse; it always feels heavier. The last thing we wanted to do was to make something contrived. We were not worried about the reception, and I think that allowed us to create something authentic”.
Hyperalgesia demonstrates a matured take on their lyrically and sonically overt tracks, a collection of 11-tracks that expands the bounds of indie-pop, unhinged synth-rock, and propulsive, melodic indie-rock. Less abrasive with far more staying power, Hyperalgesia will surprise you with every track.