~From Shed Gods:
Happy new years everybody! To celebrate we have this brand new record from Shed Gods, it’s fantastic.
Back of the Sun
Musically, Back of the Sun is the most ambitious, sonic record we’ve made to date, drawing from a wide pool of influences. Long time fans of Shed Gods will recognize the acoustic arpeggios, thundering drums, and despondent vocals that have become our trademark, but also an expansion of the instrumental pallet with rumbling electronic soundscapes, mournful cello passages, and haunting piano chords. Lyrically, Back of the Sun is a meditation on escapism. In times of hardship, we often try to transcend, ignore, explain, or disguise our problems. In the end though, the only way to move forward is to transform those experiences into something new. This album is our attempt to hammer out a year of experiences into music as a creative force. So grab your best pair of headphones or jack into some monster speakers and let us take you on a 43-minute journey to the Back of the Sun.
Special thanks to:
Johnny Hoel at Gentle Whale for taking our band under his fin, Kelly Metcalf at Harmony House for letting us record in her amazing studio, Alyssia and Arthur for letting us inhabit Parkside Studios for hours and hours of mixing, Melissa Chu for making us weep at her beautiful cello work, and finally, Ernest Martinez for reminding us how precious our lives are. R.I.P. E$ (To be honest, we thank everyone who has ever influenced us in any way. You’re all in here somewhere.)