KYLESA will release its new album, ‘Ultraviolet’, on May 24 internationally and May 28 in North America via Season Of Mist. The follow-up to ‘Spiral Shadow’ was recorded at The Jam Room in Columbia, South Carolina, with the band’s guitar player/songwriter and sought-after producer, Phillip Cope (BARONESS, BLACK TUSK), once again overseeing production.
“Quicksand”, a new song from the eleven-track album, is available now for streaming at SPIN.com.
“‘Quicksand’ is a quick 2:35 of ghostly dreamdoom that joins the melodies of ’90s shoegaze with the churn of modern sludge and a riff straight from the Billy Corgan playbook,” says SPIN.com in a brief write-up accompanying the song stream, adding that the song is “a muscular swirl that should please anyone who thought m b v didn’t have enough shouting.”
The cover artwork for “Ultraviolet” was created by Sean Beaudry and can be seen below. Beaudry, a fellow Savannah resident, did the artwork for the band’s “Time Will Fuse Its Worth” reissue.
“Ultraviolet” track listing:
04. We’re Taking This
05. Long Gone
06. What Does It Take
07. Steady Breakdown
08. Low Tide
09. Vulture’s Landing
“Whereas ‘Spiral Shadow’ was a warm album suggesting concepts of hope, ‘Ultraviolet’ is a bit colder and darker,” explains KYLESA songwriter/guitar player Laura Pleasants. “All of our studio albums have their own unique identity and we’ve always been a band who strives for something different than what current fads suggest. With ‘Ultraviolet’, we took a step inward and wrote music that we felt we had to write; this album centers around the multiple themes of loss and you can feel it in the music. Everyone goes through it during their lifetime and this record reflects that experience.”