ALEXIS MARSHALL ANNOUNCES DEBUT SOLO ALBUM HOUSE OF LULL . HOUSE OF WHEN
AVAILABLE JULY 23RD VIA SARGENT HOUSE
WATCH VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK “HOUNDS IN THE ABYSS”
Poet, artist and Daughters vocalist Alexis Marshall has announced his solo debut album House Of Lull . House Of When for July 23rd via Sargent House and along with it the first song and video for “Hounds In The Abyss”.
Directed by Jeremy W., Marshall notes of the video’s concept “The long stare into the room of self—the universe’s middle distance—the many hidden doors we locate, the many rooms we find. Populated not only by whom else we are, but by places we have been. The places we are. We don’t always pull away from the hot stove.”
Firstly the film is a beautiful visualization capturing masterpiece from Alexis, rich in this growing anxiety-ridden exploration and reflected in the noir film.
This obscure and uneasy atmosphere intensifies with the raw vocal harmonies and crushing soundscape. Alexis builds and builds this critical ambiance fused with this burning temperament and ominous affection, the lyrics feel intimate, personal, reflective, and startling. These personal insecurities and unsettling words capturing this sincere pain and delirium before breaking out into this fierce composition. Every escalating rhythm, mighty beat, and powerful vocal notes will pull you at instantly. This is such a raw and emotional release, Alexis has this enthralling if not fearless energy emitting from their work and proudly on display for the audience to relish within. Unafraid to create these ensembles which will alter the mood of the audience, genuinely reach out and affect their emotional responses, a compelling wordsmith bringing these abrupt passages to the forefront of their work with this formidable forcible energy.
Produced by Seth Manchester the album is crafted around moments of spontaneity and sonic detritus. For it Marshall brought together an impressive group of collaborators to execute his vision, a vision that for the first time was under his full creative direction. Jon Syverson (Daughters), Kristin Hayter (Lingua Ignota), Evan Patterson (Jaye Jayle, Young Widows) joined Marshall in Pawtucket, Rhode Island at Machines with Magnets studio with no material. The strategy was to embrace new sounds, employ the element of chance, and capture the creative process in a song format. The genesis of a song could be anything—a fragmented piano line, a drum pattern—but the impetus was often a non-musical sound. Marshall sourced a lot of his textural contributions from a hardware store all contributing to a proto-industrial rattle-and-rumble reminiscent of early Einstürzende Neubauten. The resulting material stands to be the boldest and exciting work of his career.
01. Drink From The Oceans – Nothing Can Harm You
02. Hounds In The Abyss
03. It Just Doesn’t Feel Good Anymore
04. Youth As Religion .
05. Religion As Leader
06. No Truth In The Body
07. Open Mouth
08. They Can Lie There Forever
09. Night Coming