Grails premiere new single “Deep Snow II”
Chalice Hymnal out 17th February
on Temporary Residence
Don’t miss Grails on their European tour!
Grails have just dropped a third single from their upcoming album Chalice Hymnal (out Feb 17 on Temporary Residence Ltd.) which premiered on NPR. “Deep Snow II” expounds on the spectral spaghetti Western side of their oeuvre, marked by tasteful excursions into passages of sunbleached acid-psych and jazz-infused prog.
“There always seem to be imaginary stories to Grails’ music, but there is motivation, hesitation and uncertain triumph to ‘Deep Snow II’ unlike anything in the band’s catalog.” – NPR MUSIC
Produced by the band over the past five years, Chalice Hymnal bears some of the European psych and experimental hip-hop production techniques of founding members Alex Hall and Emil Amos‘ other group, Lilacs & Champagne. Amos’ meditative metal band, Om, and longtime singer-songwriter project, Holy Sons, also naturally find their way into the Chalice cauldron. Rounding out their leaner line-up, co-founder Zak Riles (also of experimental kraut-psych trio, Watter) layers synths and programming into an electronic-prog hybrid that pushes Grails further into the deep end, displaying a profound resonance, both musically and emotionally.
Here’s the previous singles – “Pelham” and “Chalice Hymnal”
Chalice Hymnal will be released 17th February via Temporary Residence.
Grails will be on tour in Europe in 2017 – UK & Ireland dates below:
Tuesday 7th March – Glasgow, Stereo
Wednesday 8th March – Belfast, Empire Music Hall
Thursday 9th March – Dublin, Whelans
Friday 10th March – Manchester, Deaf Institute
Saturday 11th March – London, Oslo
1. Chalice Hymnal
3. Empty Chamber
4. New Prague
5. Deeper Politics
6. Tough Guy
8. Deep Snow II
9. The Moth & The Flame
10. Thorns II
11. After the Funeral