Thursday, August 20, 2015

SO HIDEOUS - "Yesteryear"



So Hideous has revealed "Yesteryear," the opening track off the New York City band's upcoming sophomore album, Laurestine.

Premiered yesterday via BrooklynVegan and the site's metal sister Invisible Oranges, the track can now be streamed via Prosthetic Records, here.


As BrooklynVegan editor Andrew Sacher states, "Album opener 'Yesteryear' is seven and a half minutes of devastating, end-of-the-world type shit, putting screamo, post-rock, and atmospheric black metal in a blender and really letting those modern classical influences shine with the orchestral parts."


A concept album about a man's interior journey in the minutes after death, Laurestine's story begins with "Yesteryear" and continues through seven tracks, connected seamlessly as one long song. "Cinematic" to the utmost, the album paints vivid pictures – explosive, majestic, cathartic. As Invisible Oranges' Kelly Kettering notes, "Citing Beethoven as an influence, [guitarist/composer Brandon] Cruz has also described So Hideous' music as scores for movies that don't exist yet."

Laurestine was recorded and mixed by Dean Baltulonis (Lucero, Sick of It All) at The Wild Arctic Studio, and prominently features The First Light Orchestra, an actual orchestra consisting of 30 musicians and vocalists. 


The full tracklist is as follows:


1) Yesteryear

2) Hereafter
3) Relinquish
4) The Keepsake
5) Falling Cedars
6) The True Pierce
7) A Faint Whisper

Set to be released October 16th on Prosthetic Records, the album is available for pre-order now. 

Pre-order Laurestine from Prosthetic Records, here.
Pre-order Laurestine from iTunes, here.
Pre-order Laurestine from Amazon, here.
Pre-order Laurestine from Bandcamp, here.

Stream "Yesteryear" on Apple Music, here.
Stream "Yesteryear" on Spotify, here.
Stream "Yesteryear" on Google Play, here.

So Hideous embarks on a short tour this month with Prosthetic labelmates Set and Setting:

Aug 28 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus

Aug 29 - Rockaway, NJ @ The Backroom Studios
Aug 30 - Boston, MA @ O'Brien's Pub
Aug 31 - Montreal, QC @ Turbo Haus
Sep 1 - Ottawa, ON @ Cafe Dekcuf
Sep 2 - Toronto, ON @ Coalition
Sep 3 - London, ON @ The APK
Sep 5 - Chicago, IL @ Red Line Tap
Sep 6 - Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club

"Envy-with-blastbeats... the symphonic tracks add depth and scope to the band's extroverted guitar melodies."

–Stereogum

"Emotionally devastating... moments of aching beauty"

–Exclaim!

"Album opener 'Yesteryear' is seven and a half minutes of devastating, end-of-the-world type shit, putting screamo, post-rock, and atmospheric black metal in a blender and really letting those modern classical influences shine with the orchestral parts."

–BrooklynVegan

"'Yesteryear' begins with a strong orchestral presence before engulfing the listener in rapturous wails... Citing Beethoven as an influence, [guitarist/composer Brandon] Cruz has also described So Hideous' music as soundtrack scores for movies that don't exist yet."

–Invisible Oranges