EMPTY FLOWERS, the east coast post-rock band featuring current and former members of CABLE completed work on its sophomore album FIVE. The LP was recorded by Keith Souza and Seth Manchester at Rhode Island’s Machines with Magnets multimedia arts facility (Battles, Six Finger Satellite, The Body) and is the follow up to the group’s 2012 debut SIX which was called “immediate” by Pitchfork and earned Album of the Week honors at Stereogum. Teasing the release of FIVE, EMPTY FLOWERS just unveiled the brand new song, I Get to Know its Name, making the track available as a free download on its bandcamp page. Rock the surging song I Get to Know Its Name now at this location.
While an official release date for FIVE has yet to be determined, the album is expected this summer in all formats via The Path Less Traveled and Atomic Action! records. In keeping with the tradition EMPTY FLOWERS started last year, the band will be releasing remixes of some of the new material sporadically over the course of 2013. Confirmed remixes are in the works from artists and collaborators such as Justin Broadrick (Godflesh, Jesu), Jeff Caxide (Palms, ISIS) and more. Stay tuned!
2.) I Get to Know Its Name
3.) Lousy Phil
4.) Time Feeds the Dose
5.) Car Fires
6.) The Water
8.) Trained Not to Worry
EMPTY FLOWERS features Christian McKenna (vocals), Randy Larsen (bass), Bernie Romanowski (guitar) and Andre Galiffi (drums).
“Empty Flowers, a post-rock band featuring members of Doghouse/Hydra Head-related Conn. metalcore group Cable, are reminiscent of Girls Against Boys, Honor Roll, Lungfish, and other older acts, in the way they meld speak-sing vocals to slinky minimalist repetition” – PITCHFORK
“The giant, melting blue-white glacier on the front of Empty Flowers’ debut is a decent indication of what’s in store for your ear holes.. it’s enough to chill the air” – DECIBEL
“Connecticut post-rock outfit Empty Flowers have a reputation that transcends their status as a newly formed band, as Randy Larsen and Bernie Romanowski are members of metallic hardcore turned Southern sludge rock group Cable… the sparer, more precise sound of Empty Flowers often evokes the way that snowfall can simultaneously muffle and amplify sound” – EXCLAIM!
“In the way the band interlocks its splintered guitar-shards into heavy grooves, they recall Slint, or Polvo, or even Unwound. And in the way that frontman Christian McKenna floats his strained, piercing, mythic yelp over the band’s patient thud, I can’t help but compare them to Lungfish, a parallel I don’t mention lightly… they land in the same deep head-nod territory, and hearing a band so good at that sound gives the rare sensation of scratching an itch I didn’t know I had” – STEREOGUM