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NOSTALGIST - Presents New Single From Upcoming Album

Seattle (USA) based post-punk/shoegaze outfit Nostalgist has unveiled "Smoldering Amber" as the second single off new album entitled Disaffection, slated for vinyl and digital release on 30th March via Nostalgium Directive. The six-track offering includes five original songs and a cover of "Texture" from shoegaze legends Catherine Wheel's 1992 classic Ferment. This new single follows up the super lush shoegaze ripper "Present:Tense", which can be heard at this location.
Nostalgist were formed in 2012 by Asa Eisenhardt (vocals and guitar). Disaffection follows Of Loves And Days Ago (2015) and 2013's Monochromantic EP, which was engineered, mixed and mastered by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, King Woman, Tony Molina). Recorded and mixed throughout 2016 and 2017, every track on Disaffection features great contributions by renowned drummer Aesop Dekker (Khorada, Worm Ouroboros, Extremity, ex-Agalloch). More recently, in the fall of 2017, Alex Entrekin joined as the new drummer, building on Dekker's crushing performances while bringing nuances and twists all his own. Monte McCleery (also of Seattle funeral doom outfit Un) is currently filling in on bass.
Asa Eisenhardt comments on the new single "Smoldering Amber": "This is the most lyrically intimate thing I've written to date. As with many of my songs, it chronicles the beginning, middle and end of some manner of relationship, but here the words are especially dramatic (even for me, ha) and visceral. Infatuation is the most central theme. The instrumental arrangement emphasizes a dub rhythm in the verses, and I expect that influence to become even more prominent in future material. Dub was an enormous influence on '80s post-punk, so following the throughline from bands I hold near and dear as influences (Comsat Angels, The Chameleons and Killing Joke to name but a few) and investigating that sound continues to be a natural progression for me." Listen to "Smoldering Amber" in the player below. Link