CASCADES

by CASCADES

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    We are proud to announce the upcoming release of the physical version of our debut self-titled album, CASCADES.

    Pressed on 140g solid white vinyl by DMS in the UK, each LP package will contain a hand-printed booklet featuring photos, lyrics, and other documentation from the recording process, plus some other surprise goodies as a thankyou for supporting the band.

    CASCADES will be shipping out early September, dependent on manufacturing and shipping times from the UK. You will receive an email when your order is ready to ship to you.

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    Includes unlimited streaming of CASCADES via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    shipping out on or around September 1, 2017
    edition of 250 

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"Guitar feedback warbles into riffs without a moment’s notice and synthesizers push themselves to the breaking point, clipping through the mix and adding textures of static to the building instrumental crescendos. When the going gets heavy, the charismatic, rhythmic energy of the drum pulses more at the tempo of post-hardcore, even as the band plays their sludgy post-metal, and this brings with it a sense of barely-contained chaos and aggression that’s rarely found in the climactic push-pull sway of such a slow, lumbering genre."

- Heavy Blog Is Heavy

"The perfect mix of haunting atmospheres, devastating heaviness and melancholic swathes."

- Echoes and Dust


Recorded and mixed late 2016 by Joel Taylor at The Black Lodge, Melbourne.
Mastered by Brad Boatright at AUDIOSIEGE.
Cover photography by Phoebe Powell.

CASCADES is

Sam - guitar, voice, piano
Liam - guitar, voice
Sam - synthesisers, glockenspiel
Max - bass
Toby - drums

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released July 4, 2017

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CASCADES Melbourne, Australia

CASCADES explores elements of crushing hardcore and experimental noise, coupled with rich orchestral swells of analog synthesisers and a strong underlying melodic thread.

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Track Name: Whitewater
While we are away
Our home, on fire
Vast tracts of fuel

Aflame
For months
Thin casts
Of ash

Burn

Like shame
Like whitewater

Smoke roils, curling
On and on
Droplets, embers
Waves of coals

Coat the lungs
Prick the eyes
Without cease
No relent

Until all is blackened, drowned
Until all is black and drowned
Track Name: Ceaseless
Light radiates
Time evaporates
This hunching sickness carried always

Thought dissipates
We incarcerate;
Poison carried in the purse

Recording always:
Our bodies, our fantasies
Our worries, medical concerns
Ceaselessly repeating:
Our habits, our families
Our dreams, laid bare

Out for sale
Ceaseless and surveilled
Track Name: Divide
A disconnect so clean
Safe there in the embrace
Of wealth so complete

Content, we live like this
The white of your eyes and the white of your neck
I feel such disgust

Mouth breather, bottom feeder, DIVIDE
Credit dealer, profit stealer, DIVIDE

Of course it comes to this
The red of your eyes and the red of your neck
I feel such disgust

Helpless
Our hands stay unextended
My sneer
My dignity
Our... DIVIDE
Track Name: Cold Bloom
Production / destruction
to a colossal extent.
Turbulent growth
foreshadows collapse.

Our climate is changing,
our forests are shrinking.
Tenfold the damage,
in just fifty years.

It's all been intoned before
In history the sentiment repeated again and again.
Wealth. Progress. Greed.
Trumps the future needs of earth, and man.

Two rampant centuries unchecked.
Now, is there hope for transformation?

From the top down they fleece
While glowing screens hold all attention.
Track Name: Yearn
Blades turn, stomach churns.
Money earned, no concern.

Filthy hands and blackened skies.
Vacant stares through dollar-sign eyes.

Millions scream through poisoned lungs.
We yearn, they burn.