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New Orleans, Louisiana

New Madrid

From the southern wilds of Athens, Georgia comes young four-piece, New Madrid. Their musicis a dynamic mixture of underwater-psych-rock that engages the listener in fully textured aurallandscapes, both on record and live.Their acclaimed 2012 independent debut, Yardboat - engineered by David Barbe (Deerhunter,Drive-By Truckers) at Chase Park Transduction - displayed the band's inherent talents andintroduces a distinctive sound budding with sonic energy. In their ever-thriving music-meccahometown, Yardboat garnered "Album of the Year," and the band's formula of consistent touringand creative restlessness earned them "Artist of the Year" at the Flagpole Music Awards. In thesummer of 2013, New Madrid signed to Normaltown Records, and entered the studio to recordwhat would become Sunswimmer. Their second full-length album finds New Madrid furtherexploring depths of psychedelia and textured noise.The new record presents a New Madrid audibly settled into itself. Focused into a collection ofcollaborative songs, the band delves into a more experimental soundscape. Recorded solely onanalog tape during a cool, wet July once again under the direction of David Barbe -Sunswimmer telegraphs a newly confident self-knowledge, from the assertive opening riff of thechurning Manners to the infectious driving beat behind Forest Gum. The tracks here are moreconcentrated than Yardboats offerings, but fans of New Madrids expansive tendencies will besated by the records final 25 minutes, which are characterized by two linear compositions(Homesick and And She Smiles). The album's body of music was conceived as a singularpiece and is best consumed that way.In a digital age, when song snippets skip cross-country on the backs of broadband, Sunswimmer isa testament that making music for shared space still remains. With their sophomore album, NewMadrid continues to redefine...
January 19, 2017
January 19, 2017
Gasa Gasa 4920 Freret St New Orleans, Louisiana 70115 United States
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