NPR’s First Listen is now streaming our new album, ‘The Thread That Keeps Us’ in it’s entirety.
Our album is out January 26 and you can still pre-order the album. Enjoy listening!
Over the years we’ve collected various instruments, distilled many musical styles and carved out a signature sound by taking influences locally and globally. For me it’s not one instrument or thing that defines the band but it’s the combination and collaboration of all these experiences and people that shape our band and sound. When coming up with the material for the new album, we pushed ourselves to reinvent and discover new musical expressions. One of the more upbeat songs that came about was the track “Under The Wheels”. Sergio Mendoza, our keyboardist who wrote the music, felt like it touched on a bit of the Latin and Indie Rock elements of artists like Los Fabulousos Cadillacs and The Clash, and it reminded me of the vibe from David Bowie’s album “Let’s Dance”.
Lyrically I imagined following a character wandering the city streets on their skateboard with earbuds blasting, swerving in and around themes of anxiety and worldly stresses. The weight that the words convey ultimately gives way to the light and optimism of the rhythms and melody. It’s a sign of peace in this era of war machines, a path that brings us closer together to find resolve and solutions, “from the core to the seams the threads that we seek.”
Watch the lyric video, directed by Sky Shields, with animation/illustration by Sky Jason Shields and Mike Hulyk.
Today we performed a few of our new songs on CBS This Morning’s Saturday Sessions. Watch “End of the World with You”, “Under The Wheels”, and “The Town & Miss Lorraine” below.
Salon listed The Thread That Keeps Us as one of their most anticipated albums of the year.
We played “Voices in the Field” from our new record at KXCI Community Radio a few weeks back. Enjoy below!
The Thread That Keeps Us received 4 stars from Q Magazine. Here is their review.
A nice review from Uncut Magazine.
Mojo Magazine gave The Thread That Keeps Us 4 stars. Here is their review.
We had the pleasure of playing some of our new songs on WNYC’s Soundcheck yesterday. Watch the video here!
We are excited to announce our first batch of North American tour dates this spring. Tickets will go on sale this Friday at 10am local time here.
For all of you Los Angelenos, we want to invite you to a special concert at Swing House in Los Angeles on December 8th. We’ll be playing both old and new songs with a four piece line-up, and we’ll be offering a meet & greet, Q&A, merch and more along with the ticket. It’s going to be a lot of fun. Tickets are available here now!