The Well share new track from forthcoming album Death and Consolation, launch extensive US tour

April 14, 2019

The Well share new track from forthcoming album Death and Consolation, launch extensive US tour

Austin trio The Well share a new track today from their forthcoming third album Death and Consolation via Metal Injection.

The Well have now kicked off their North American tour dates please see all dates below.

Kerrang Magazine also recently launched lead single “Raven” HERE.

Death and Consolation is without a doubt a weighty album title. And, The Well is among the heaviest heavy psych bands in existence. So when we say that there’s even more darkness and intensity to the band’s third album than previous efforts, take heed. It’s a deep sea diving bell of enveloping heaviness and longing. 

“This one is a little more personal,” says guitarist/vocalist Ian Graham. “2018 was a strange, dark year. A lot of change going on in my life, there was a lot of depression and coming out of it over the last year. I wanted to call this Death and Consolation, because in life that’s a constant.” 

While The Well continue to walk an intriguing line between authentic early 70s doom/heavy psych and frayed weirdness of dark folk – especially with their haunting unison male/female vocals – the new album also adds the stark vibe of post-punk acts like Joy Division and early The Cure. “I feel like this album is almost more gothic. We’re big fans of post-punk,” Graham says. There’s also much less jamming, the songs are tight and concise. And, did we mention, heavy? The band tuned down a full step to C-standard tuning for this album, which gives the proceedings its monstrous sound.

Sonically, Death and Consolation picks up where The Well — Graham, bassist/vocalist Lisa Alley and drummer Jason Sullivan — left off with their widely heralded 2016 RidingEasy album Pagan Science. The band once again recorded with longtime producer/engineer Chico Jones at Estuary Studio in 2018, who has turned the knobs for all three of their albums (Jones engineered the band’s debut album Samsara with producer Mark Deutrom [Melvins, Sunn0)))] in 2013.) Samsara, released late September 2014 was ranked the #1 debut album of 2014 by The Obelisk and Pagan Science among the Best of 2016 from the Doom Charts collective. Likewise, the band’s intense — some even say “possessed” — live performances have earned them featured slots at Austin’s Levitation Fest, as well as tours with KadavarAll Them WitchesBlack Tusk and more. 

“This album might be a little less produced, because I didn’t want to push technical stuff as much,” Graham says. “I’m so scared of getting too complicated when getting better at guitar. This is still kind of punk rock.” 

Death and Consolation will be available on LP, CD and download on April 26th, 2019 viaRidingEasy Records.

Pre-orders are available HERE


04/12 Lafayette, LA  @ Freetown Boom Boom Room

04/13 Cypress Creek, LA @ Fête du Void Festival

04/17 Austin, TX @ KUTX Studio 1A

04/24 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada *

04/25 Austin, TX @ Barracuda * – album release party

04/27 Austin, TX @ Independence Brewery

04/28 Austin, TX @ Waterloo Records 

04/29 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger

05/01 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown *

05/02 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive *

05/03 Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room 

05/04 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Machines

05/05 Long Beach, CA @ Alex’s Bar

05/06 Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp

05/07 Nevada City, CA @ Cooper’s

05/08 San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room

05/09 Portland, OR @ High Water Mark 

05/10 Seattle, WA @ Substation

05/11 Vancouver, BC @ Static Jupiter

05/12 Calgary, AB @ Palomino 

05/13 Edmonton, AB @ Temple 

05/14 Winnipeg, MB @ The Windsor 

05/15 Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze

05/16 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews

05/17 Colorado Springs, CO @ Triple Nickle

05/18 Taos, NM @ Monolith on the Mesa Fest

05/19 El Paso, TX @ Monarch
* w/ Monolord

The Well- Death and Consolation

Out April 26th, 2019 Via Riding Easy Records
01. Sabbah

02. Raven

03. Death Song

04. Cup of Peace

05. Eyes of A God

06. Act II

07. Freedom Above

08. This Is How

09. Endless Night

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