ARMS AND SLEEPERS
THE NEW ALBUM OUT OCTOBER 28
ON FAKE CHAPTER RECORDS
The group refuses to adhere to any scene in particular, and its subdued, magical sound remains unique among Boston bands’ – NPR
‘If you have an appetite for chilled out head-bobbers with dashes of experimental, please continue.’ – EARMILK
‘A heavenly endeavour’ – XLR8R
This October marks the beginning of a new chapter for Boston due Arms and Sleepers, with the release of their first new album in over three years – entitled ‘Swim Team’ – scheduled for release October 28th via Fake Chapter Records.
Building on the ambient sound of their previous work while taking their music in a fundamentally new direction, ‘Swim Team’ sees the duo taking bold creative steps and coming into full focus. ‘The album is definitely a departure from our previous releases – it has more to the point, concise compositions with a lot of focus on beats and different synth sounds,’ says Ramic, with tracks like ‘Swim Team’ and ‘Hurry Slowly’ perfectly embodying the band’s new amped-up sound.
Inspired by childhood obsessions in the 80s, ‘Swim Team’ draws from instrumental hip-hop, R&B-influenced instrumentation and a wide range of electronic music to capture nostalgic moments. Despite a relatively short running time of 35 minutes, the album manages to deliver a wide range of intense emotions through its tapestry of intricate melodies and upbeat rhythms. More importantly, the new album more than satisfies the longing we have had for more music since the release of the band’s critically-acclaimed 2011 album ‘The Organ Hearts’. ‘Swim Team’ is a compelling album characterized by a beautiful blend of lush textures, complex beats, and subtle harmonies which illustrate the duo’s growth and pursuit of invention and reinvention – becoming their most dynamic album yet.
To promote the album the band will also be visiting UK shores later this year as part of a European tour. Kicking of at London’s Cargo on 5th November, the band play 4 dates across the UK. They are:
Wed 05 Nov – London @ Cargo
Thu 06 Nov – Manchester @ Eagle Inn
Fri 07 Nov – Brighton @ TBA
Sat 08 Nov – Coventry @ Tin Angel
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