[photo by Myles Arwine]
Drastic Shadows, the debut full-length from Chicago alt-rock band LAVISHER, is out now, the band’s first release through Nefarious Industries. Following its official worldwide release this past Friday, the record is currently streaming on all digital platforms in its entirety.
LAVISHER is a rock band whose sleek riffs and time-bending grooves draw comparisons to Failure, A Perfect Circle, and Queens Of The Stone Age. Their darkly uplifting songwriting is composed of minimalist poetry, textured guitar work, throbbing low end, and focused drumming. Following their 2017-released self-titled EP, the band now presents their first full-length recording, Drastic Shadows.
Drastic Shadows was recorded and mixed by Pete Grossman at Bricktop Studios in Chicago, Illinois (Jesus Piece, Nequient, Without Waves), while the tracks “Escape” and “Drastic Shadows” were recorded and mixed by J. Hall in Franklin, Tennessee. The album was mastered by Brad Blackwood at Euphonic Masters in Memphis, Tennessee and finished with artwork photographed by Cesar Contreras and edited by Emily Germann.
Treble offers, “It’s a melodic and anthemic blend of metal heaviness with heroic verses and a soaring chorus, leaning toward the left-field side of alternative rock radio, a la Queens Of The Stone Age or Failure, with shades of underground post-hardcore in the vein of Quicksand or Shiner… super catchy.” Captured Howls writes, “The Chicago band LAVISHER sound memorably confident on their upcoming debut album Drastic Shadows, which packs the group diving into intense waves of sound with the readily apparent guiding hand of musicians who know their craft. Their intense but simultaneously accessible rock music captures an experience of turning tension into a near irresistible drive forward.”
Stream LAVISHER’s Drastic Shadows on all platforms at THIS LOCATION.
Watch for LAVISHER to announce tour dates in support of the album in the weeks ahead.