Tuesday, September 22, 2015

DRIFTOFF - "Dying Light"

"A model of excellence in heavy music... Driftoff is the band you need to know. The tones of the guitars reflect hints of Deftones or Handsome influence, but go above and beyond to make it its own heavy, crushing entity."
–Noisey

Brooklyn band Driftoff – featuring members of Junius, Rosetta, and City of Ships – has revealed "Dying Light," the opening track off its debut EP, Modern Fear.



Owning a desperate, radiant, post-hardcore sound, Driftoff spins raw feeling and thick texture into world-weary songs in the vein of Quicksand, Hot Water Music, and Planes Mistaken For Stars. A musical departure from the members' other bands, Driftoff sees these veterans "tapping into the energy of the punk and hardcore records we grew up with," in the words of guitarist/vocalist Eric Jernigan.

Four-song debut Modern Fear also uses New York City as its muse – "a self-contained bubble of madness... an endless well of inspiration," in Jernigan's words. EP opener "Dying Light" chronicles one New Yorker's alcoholic descent. "Straphanger," another song recently premiered, tells of a life spent underground in the NYC subway system.

Modern Fear comes out October 30th on Science of Silence Records in the US, and on Golden Antenna Records in Europe.

The EP was recorded and mixed by Will Benoit (Caspian, Constants, Junius) at The Radar Studio in Clinton, Connecticut – New England's first and only solar-powered recording studio. Additional recording was done by Tom Tierney (Tidal Arms, Netherlands) at Spaceman Sound in Brooklyn, NY. The EP was mastered by Carl Saff (Big Business, Sweet Cobra). 

Pre-order Modern Fear direct from the band ("name your price" digital pre-order and exclusive, limited-edition, 180-gram, "coke bottle" clear vinyl), here.

Pre-order Modern Fear from Science of Silence Records (exclusive, limited-edition, 180-gram, grey vinyl), here.


Pre-order Modern Fear from Golden Antenna Records (Europe/UK only), here.

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Photo by Diego Bazan