Fuzzed-out psychedelic shoegazers TOMBSTONES IN THEIR EYES (TITE) have announced the release of their latest album Sea Of Sorrow on May 16 via Kitten Robot Records with lead single “No One To Blame.” Blending softer, acoustic textures with their signature textural style, the track dives deeper into their multilayered approach to music. “The track is about the duality of my nature,” says vocalist/guitarist John Treanor about “No One To Blame. “I’m drawn to the darkness and to the light. That’s my struggle and something I write about frequently. There is always hope in the songs, however, and getting it out of me and into the world is incredibly cathartic.” “No One To Blame” is out now on DSPs.
“The songs on Sea Of Sorrow were inspired by my life experience, my ups and downs and my imagination,” continues Treanor. “Almost all of our songs are at least semi-autobiographical, and I let my feelings guide me as I write. The best songs just seem to flow out with little effort, although getting that vibe into the final tracks can be challenging and that takes some effort. The album contains what I thought were the best songs I have written over the past two or three years.”
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As with past TITE records, the band expertly utilizes their psychedelic and shoegaze influences, wielding heavy, fuzzed-out guitars over reverb-drenched, dreamy vocals and precise melodies. Showcasing this, opening track “Trapped” features a propulsive guitar solo bridge that adds a sense of urgency. On “Life,” the instrumentals collide to create a wall of fuzz as Treanor muses about wanting to go back in time to undo past wrongs. Slowing down the tempo, “Heart” leads with a gentle guitar riff that spotlights his lyrics about following instincts in matters of love. “A Way Out,” finds Treanor reaching to a higher register of his voice, coalescing with looping guitar passages while highlighting the dulcet backing vocals of Courtney Davies.
“As far as what’s different, obviously we’ve really been getting into harmonies,” says Treanor about the growth since their last record A Higher Place. “The bigger change artistically is that as a songwriter, I have a better sense of who I am and I feel even more comfortable expressing myself.”
Sea Of Sorrow by Tombstones In Their Eyes will be released on May 16 via Kitten Robot Records.
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