Los Angeles’ best known post-rock act, Beware of Safety, have just released their first full length album since 2011’s¬†Leaves/Scars —¬†entitled,¬†Lotusville.
In the experiences I’ve had¬†throughout¬†the post-rock realm,¬†one thing stands tall — the connection it is capable of making with and for people. With any musical act, we know the artist(s) put a lot in. We know it’s their world. It’s their conveyance of what it is to be in a time, in a place, and within a state of mind. Don’t get me wrong, they all make this connection with us in conveying something we’re also feeling in a paralleled yet respectively unique way.¬†With post-rock, their aren’t typically any vocals to be had. With that being the case, we’re left to indulging in an instrumental vigor¬†that is as unique to the listener as it is to the musicians creating the music. There’s a way of relating to this stuff that just can’t be put into words at times — from the most beautiful delicacies¬†to the ferocity¬†that can crescendo forth. The exploration of those extremes and all that lies between is very similar to what it is to be alive; that balancing act we teeter to and fro in¬†controlling.¬†Bands like Beware of Safety know this feeling.
Last year I was lucky enough¬†meet these guys and I can say that they’re easily some of the most profound individuals I’ve ever had the pleasure of sharing words with.¬†Hearing a band’s music, seeing them perform live, and then getting to share words… it’s¬†something we all hope comes¬†together in creating a 3-dimensional love and respect for a band. Beware of Safety pulls through in every aspect¬†and then they give you your own introspection to venture off into the world with.
With Lotusville, Beware of Safety have¬†gone the self-release route. You’ll be receiving this 2xLP housed in a heavy gatefold jacket with both records on 180g vinyl; the A/B side being Pink and the C/D side¬†being¬†Purple.
Check out the trailer and two tracks down below!!
Lotusville by Beware of Safety
Presented as a double LP in a heavy gatefold jacket on 180g, colored vinyl (LP one is pink, LP two is purple*). Pressed by Pirates Press.
Side A: First Sleep, Wash Ashore in Pieces, Bullet
Side B: Trigger Finger, Iron Ribs, Stare Down Orion
Side C: Icarus, Repeater, To Be Curious is Dangerous Enough
Side D: The Fever, Second Sleep
Includes digital pre-order of Lotusville. The moment the album is released you'll get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
shipping out on or around 07 October 2014
edition of 300
Pre-order Now $21.99 USD or more
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