Thursday, October 29, 2015

DRIFTOFF + Decibel

With debut EP Modern Fear out tomorrow, Brooklyn's Driftoff has teamed with Decibel Magazine to stream the entire record.

Hear Modern Fear, here.

Driftoff comprises members of Junius, Rosetta, and City of Ships, and sees these veterans eschew the atmospheric metallics of their other bands in favor of a radiant, crushing post-hardcore sound. Desperate vocals and massive tones add up to what Decibel calls "frantic, feedback-riddled post-hardcore... noisy, squalling forward momentum," highly recommended for fans of Quicksand, Hot Water Music, Planes Mistaken For Stars, and Deftones. 

The songs on Modern Fear tell tales of Driftoff's hometown of New York City – from a prisoner sentenced to tend the city's mass burial ground on Hart Island, to a subway busker living underground. Guitarist/vocalist Eric Jernigan has called the city "a self-contained bubble of madness... an endless well of inspiration."  

Modern Fear 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). 

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

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

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

Buy Modern Fear from Golden Antenna Records (Europe/UK only), here.

New Yorkers, catch Driftoff live at the following shows:
Nov 4 - Brooklyn, NY @ Black Bear w/ + special guest headliner, So Hideous, Edhochuli
Nov 7 - Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall

"Frantic, feedback-riddled post-hardcore... noisy, squalling forward momentum..."

"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."

"Driftoff is a new band featuring members of Junius, Rosetta, and City of Ships... Heavy, soaring post-hardcore that sounds like Hot Water Music going through a big Hum phase... It doesn't just sound like a side project though, this is pretty killer stuff. "

"Ripping... earnest, angular '90s-ish post-hardcore"


"Driftoff combines talents from Junius, Rosetta and City of Ships, all names that are downright seminal in their own fields... Long story short, this is both new and traditional, fresh and yet wholly recognizable. Get excited for this release."
–Heavy Blog Is Heavy

"Massive sounds... Absolutely mesmerizing."
–American Aftermath