For those who know/like Kimbra
she posted about this band a few weeks back on twitter
A treat for my prog-rockin' fans (I know ur out there)! Introducing the amazing @gatherernz: http://tinyurl.com/88xrmst. Go follow them! #NewMusic
Their debut album "So Be It" is available to stream and download for a little less than 24 hours here:
Then it'll go on sale on June 1st.
Musically, they're kind of like a minor-key slightly poppy prog-core band. Although the band under the name This City Sunrise had more screaming, they still have some on this debut record of theirs.
They almost remind me of the band 22, but heavier/riffier in a lot of ways.
1 International Getaway 2:13
2 Mr. 2:21
3 Elvis Horizon 2:29
4 Thrive 3:58
5 So Be It 2:07
6 Regular Frontier 3:33
7 Camp Creative 5:29
8 Hammer 3:16
9 Building Houses 3:25
10 Cavalier 3:04
11 Sinister 4:06
12 DDPXL 5:14
Gatherer is a familiar feeling, delivered with unfamiliar sound. Beautifully haunting melodies, complex rhythms and a wall of sound so huge itís hard to comprehend.
On the road, Gatherer has shared the stage with bands such as ÖAnd You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, The Getaway Plan, Fear Before, La Dispute and a slew of other international acts. Gatherer's unique sound, combined with a ferocious, passionate live show, finds them not fitting in with any pre-existing crowd, but creating their own.
May 2nd marks the release of Gatherer's debut album, So Be It. Filled with ironic optimism and tongue in cheek backlash, less sporadic but still that little bit outrageous, So Be It will introduce a whole new world of sound to deliver what will ultimately be an 12-song epic.
For the next 48 hours, So Be It is up as a special 'pay what you want' download. The album can also be streamed and pre-ordered from their label, Red Tape Records, at redtaperecords.bandcamp.com
The physical release on Red Tape Records will be in stores on 1st June, via Fuse Distribution, and Elevenfiftyseven Records in New Zealand.