Thursday, May 11, 2017

ABRAMS + Decibel

"Soulful rockers... Abrams power through the layered, catchy song."

"Catchy grooves and soaring vocals."
–Metal Injection

"A matured, evolved beast."

Abrams has dropped new single "18 Weeks" today via Decibel.

Listen, here:

Bittersweet and stirring, "18 Weeks" drives forward with rockin' drums, howling guitars, and heart-on-sleeve vocals. The song appears on Abrams' upcoming sophomore album Morning, to be released June 9th on Sailor Records.

As Abrams' Taylor Iversen explains, it is a step toward new ground for the band: "We've always wanted to write songs with good catchy riffs and strong vocal hooks to boot. I've always wanted to be a singer but I've only ever been a shouter. This track represents, for us, success on these fronts."

From Denver, Colorado, Abrams is racking up comparisons to later Mastodon and Baroness, as well as ex-Screaming Trees bard Mark Lanegan. Yearning, driving, and bursting with hooks, the ten songs on Morning run the gamut of musical and emotional highs and lows. Phil Pendergast of hometown Denver pals Khemmis lends guest vocals to the almost-title track, "Mourning."

Morning was recorded by Andy Patterson (SubRosa, Cult Leader) and Dave Otero (Cobalt, Cattle Decapitation), and was mixed and mastered by Otero.

The cover art and layout are by Samantha Muljat (Earth, Goatsnake).

Pre-order the album here:

Abrams hits the road June 9th for an extensive tour of the West.

Jun 9 - Santa Fe, NM @ The Underground
Jun 10 - Bisbee, AZ @ The Quarry
Jun 11 - San Diego, CA @ Tower Bar
Jun 12 - Long Beach, CA @ Blacklight District Lounge
Jun 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Five Star Bar
Jun 14 - Ventura, CA @ The Garage
Jun 15 - San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
Jun 16 - San Jose, CA @ The Caravan
Jun 17 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Caffe Pergolesi
Jun 18 - Sacramento, CA @ Starlite Lounge
Jun 19 - Reno, NV @ Shea's Tavern
Jun 20 - Medford, OR @ Johnny B's Tavern
Jun 21 - Eugene, OR @ Old Nick's Pub
Jun 22 - Portland, OR @ The Kenton Club
Jun 23 - Missoula, MT @ Monk's Bar
Jun 24 - Billings, MT @ The Railyard
Jun 25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club X
Jun 26 - Cheyenne, WY @ Ernie November
Jun 27 - Rapid City, SD @ West Dakota Improv
Jun 28 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
Jun 29 - Chicago, IL @ Reggies
Jun 30 - Des Moines, IA @ The Fremont
Jul 1 - Denver, CO @ The Hi Dive

Photo by Chanelle Leslie

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