Catch the Breeze Post “Paper Lanterns” Video; Glow out March 16

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The echoing pastoralia of Catch the Breeze‘s new single occurs as the middle portion of a three-song opening salvo from their forthcoming Kundalini Records debut album, Glow. If nothing else, the record is aptly titled for its shimmering blend of post-punk, post-rock and heavy psychedelic influences, and “Paper Lanterns” which arrives squeezed btween album-opener “So Loud” and the New Wave-y uptempo push of “Enemy,” speaks as fluidly to that blend of styles as it does to, well, everything else. Fluidity is kind of the theme here.

Comprised of guitarist/vocalist Aage Hedensted, bassist Lars Madsen and drummer Andreas Bundgaard, Catch the Breeze — who, yes, would seem to have adopted their moniker from the Slowdive song — push further into progressive post-punk textures on “The Hill” and engage suitably crisp indie pop brightness on “Fields of Sunshine,” propelled subtly by Bundgaard‘s underlying drum tension, but the serenity of Glow‘s initial movement remains, and finds echo — or is it reverb; ha — as “Sleepwalker” meanders spaciously into the closing moment of the record, followed by the more uptempo “Dazed” and six-minute closer “Starlight,” which pulls together the various sides for one last engaging summary of the rather formidable spaces Glow covers in its still-manageable 43-minute span.

It’s interesting to note that the album, which is out March 16, was recorded at least mostly live. That blend puts a human element where one might not otherwise be when it comes to the sound of Catch the Breeze, and in terms of connecting the material to the listener’s consciousness as they make their way through, would seem to bridge that gap with that much more assuredness. Ultimately, despite being Catch the Breeze‘s first long-player, it’s that balance they strike between unabashed emotionalism, progressive sonic texturing, depth of mix and soothing melodies that makes Glow shine in immersive the manner it does.

I’m not entirely sure what loose-fitting-shirt-lady has to do with any of that in the video for “Paper Lanterns,” but the scenery sure is pretty and there’s some we’re-definitely-a-shoegaze-band-style live footage spliced in there as well so help you get a better idea of where Catch the Breeze are coming from, so yeah, have at it.

And of course, enjoy:

Catch the Breeze, “Paper Lanterns” official video

Paper Lanterns is the first single from the debut-album “Glow” by Catch The Breeze. Album out March 16. 2018 on Kundalini Records DK.

Pre-Order – Album – Limited edition vinyl: http://kundalinirecords.dk/produkt/catch-the-breeze-glow/

recorded at TapeTown in Aarhus, Denmark
engineered and mixed by Rasmus Bredvig
mastered by Emil Thomsen at ET Mastering
The video was recorded by Christopher Carson Sinclair and edited by lead singer Aage Hedensted. Kinch.

With dense, broad layers of guitar, engaging bass lines and insisting drum grooves, ‘Paper Lanterns’ draws inspiration from genres as dream-pop and shoegaze. The lyrical video takes the viewer on a colorful flight over Jelshøj that melts into footage of the band performing onstage at Radar, a local venue in Aarhus.

Glow is the title of the debut album by Catch the Breeze. It draws on a wide range of genres from shoegaze, post punk to dreampop. Glow is released March 16th on Kundalini Records DK both digitally and on vinyl and is the follow-up to the bands self-titled EP from 2014.

The album is recorded at TapeTown in Aarhus, Denmark by Rasmus Bredvig in 2017. Through two intense and focused live sessions the band has achieved a raw, dynamic and organic sound that perfectly joins the band’s melodic, noisy and dreamy elements. The songs range from stark minimalism to adventurous compositions. Lush swells of swirling guitars are contrasted by tight drums and catchy bass. At the center stands the voice of Aage Hedensted Kinch, a deep baritone that communicates poetic and evocative lyrics that revolves around themes such as longing, night and inner-city life.

The vinyl pressing is by Nordsø Records, an ambitious pressing plant in Copenhagen, Denmark. The minimalistic cover is adorned by the artwork of Edie Sunday, an American fine-art photographer, who examines the area where the dreamy unconscious washes over the wake state. With a clear inspiration from movies, Sunday’s enchanting, almost surreal artwork perfectly express the enigmatic yet evocative character of both the lyrics and the music.

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One Response to “Catch the Breeze Post “Paper Lanterns” Video; Glow out March 16”

  1. […] The Obelisk (US) About the album, Glow ” It’s interesting to note that the album, which is out March 16, was recorded at least mostly live. That blend puts a human element where one might not otherwise be when it comes to the sound of Catch the Breeze, and in terms of connecting the material to the listener’s consciousness as they make their way through, would seem to bridge that gap with that much more assuredness. Ultimately, despite being Catch the Breeze‘s first long-player, it’s that balance they strike between unabashed emotionalism, progressive sonic texturing, depth of mix and soothing melodies that makes Glow shine in immersive the manner it does.” http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/2018/01/29/catch-the-breeze-paper-lanterns-video/ […]

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