Monday, 13 July 2015

News - Seluah Announce New Album

In 2002, Seluah's debut EP launched a mystery rife with ethereal melodies and dub rhythms, allotting the band a singular trippy space in Louisville's well-documented music scene. LEO Weekly hailed it as "one of the best records to ever come out of Louisville" and Ear X-tacy called it "a psych-dub masterpiece." After brief stints supporting Rachel's, Matt Pond PA and Shipping News, Seluah went dark for six years while continuing with their other bands (Rachel's, Boom Bip and People Noise) before reuniting in September 2010. 

Seluah's 2012 debut full-length record, Red Parole, was much broader in scope and instrumentation than its debut EP. The bulk of the record reflects an early '70s mammoth guitar aesthetic, both fuzzed out and sweetly melodic, punctuated by mesmerizing vocals that glide over each track. Most of the material was performed when Seluah opened for TV On The Radio in Fall 2011.

In June 2012, the band performed a live score to Tod Browning's 1927 silent film "The Unknown," starring Lon Chaney and Joan Crawford, as part of Flyover Film Festival. The set incorporated songs from Red Parole as well as doom-laden interludes that hinted at newer material to come. Last summer, the group was invited to perform at The Forecastle Festival alongside headliners OutKast, Beck and Jack White. Seluah gained an ally in Henry Rollins, who exposed "Black Sand" and "Elysian Fields" to 500,000 weekly listeners during his KCRW radio show.

Seluah embarks on 2015 with its second full-length, Phase III. Using longtime collaborator Kevin Ratterman's new dream studio, the band conjured stark, foreboding imagery on perhaps its most lurid  venture yet. As is especially true with "Nanon," Phase III depicts a darkly hypnotic world you can't help but feel drawn to visit more than once.


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