SHARE NEW SINGLE ‘IN ABSENTIA’
NEW ALBUM ‘VELVET SPIRIT’ OUT MARCH 6, 2020 VIA GOOD EYE RECORDS
“As gauzy as it is ‘gazy, Matt Messore’s dream pop project sounds like the Gulf Coast response to SoCal’s Surf Curse and their bedroom pop offshoots” – FLOOD Magazine
“An exploration of the smudged reds of The Cure, hazy pinks of Chromatics and gluey browns of DIIV” – The Line Of Best Fit
“All watery guitar effects and heavenly vocals, those sighing melodies are endlessly intriguing” – CLASH
They say you can’t go home again, but for Matt Messore it took returning to his hometown of Cassadaga, Florida to discover a new path forward. After traveling across the country and spending time with his former group, Dear Tracks, Messore pursued his DIY bedroom pop leanings working as Cathedral Bells.
Now, they are sharing ‘In Absentia’, the new single from their upcoming debut album, Velvet Spirit, which will be released on vinyl and digitally via Good Eye Records on March 6th.
Following the release of a debut, self-titled EP at the start of 2019, the band earned early praise from the likes of The Line Of Best Fit, Clash Magazine and FLOOD, drawing comparisons to DIIV, Chromatics and The Cure. Their latest single mines a similar sonic vein, with reverb-enveloped vocal melodies blending with bright synth hooks and dynamic guitar textures that at turns recall artists like The Jesus & Mary Chain, Wild Nothing and Cleaners From Venus.
“This song is a metaphor for the destructive tendencies human beings have in their relationships,” says Messore. “It speaks about wanting to be open to life and other people but also feeling a need to shut off from everyone completely. Sometimes we want everything from someone, but then it ends up breaking us down and haunting us.”
2. In Absentia
3. Eighth Wonder of the World
4. Heavy Rain
8. Time Capsule
9. Cemetery Surf
10. A Passing Phase
11. Ethereal Shadow
US Tour Dates
Mar 6th – Winter Park FL – Stardust Video & Coffee
Mar 15th – Orlando, FL – Couples Coop