what a wait it has been! This New Basement (formerly Vishnu Basement) are back with their third record, Scatter out May 13th. Some long time followers will know that the genesis of this record label was an effort to secure a more formal release for . . .Basement's 2014 record Strange Machine. It has been a long seven-plus years since that series of (fortunate) events occurred, and as is to be expected, both the label and the band have evolved. Now spread across the US, This New Basement worked piecemeal on Scatter, working with compositions that germinated in 2015, recording whenever possible over a four year period.
The result is a sprawling, elevated record that shows a maturation in the sound and style that they've so distinctively championed since 2013. The hypnotic "Cryptid" is reminiscent of the seminal "The Mythic Rot" from Bulb but with a newfound passion for futurism, and guest vocals from Freaking's Sam Robinson. ""I Don't Mind The Taste!"" is an absolute howler, and something of a new ethos for TNB. Marked by vocals from Landowner's Dan Shaw, it is a times nearly a straightforward punk song, and at other a lugubrious knee knocker. As is always the case, each song expresses a seemingly new modality, each member of the quartet repeatedly finding new ways to enmesh with their counterpart and the whole.
The first track, the outstanding "Zebra Speak" is out today with an accompanying video from Emma Fritschel. The video can be seen here:
Scatter is out May 13th, you can pre-order the CD here: http://www.sadcact.us/products/699492-this-new-bas...
and the digital here: https://thisnewbasement.bandcamp.com/album/scatter