Caspian – “Darkfield” (First Listen)

In the three years since Massachusetts post-rock group Caspian’s 2012 release Waking Season, the band suffered the tragic death of founding bassist Chris Friedrich, and thus felt torn between grief’s desire to hide and continuing the band as Friedrich would want. 2015 marks 10 years since the band’s inception, giving them a perfect time to release their new album. “Darkfield” is a track off of Dust And Disquiet, slated for a September release. Post-rock is a difficult genre to claim (see our list of essential post-rock songs for reference), and guitarist and founding member Phil Jamieson knows it:

We can do soundscapes, reverb-drenched drones, and songs based around a repeating melody that build and build for 12 minutes until we are blue in the face. It is trying to convey a story through song structure, use of melody, and dynamics that has been the driving motivation from day one for this band.

Listen to “Darkfield,” a slow-building, spooky track fit with pounding drums and dynamic guitars, below.

Tracklist:
01 “Separation No. 2″
02 “Ríoseco”
03 “Arcs Of Command”
04 “Echo And Abyss”
05 “Run Dry”
06 “Equal Night”
07 “Sad Heart Of Mine”
08 “Darkfield”
09 “Aeternum Vale”
10 “Dust And Disquiet”

See Caspian on tour:
09/19 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
09/22 Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus
09/23 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
09/24 Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
09/25 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
09/26 Cincinnati, OH @ MidPoint Music Fest
09/27 Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Music Fest
09/29 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall
09/30 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
10/01 Denver, CO @ Moe’s
10/03 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
10/04 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
10/05 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
10/07 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
10/08 Los Angeles, CA @ Club Bahia
10/08 San Diego, CA @ The Hideout
10/10 Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
10/11 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
10/13 Austin, TX @ The North Door
10/14 Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar
10/16 Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
10/17 Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
10/19 Raleigh, NC @ King’s Barcade
10/20 Richmond, VA @ The Camel
10/21 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
10/22 Washington, DC @ DC9
10/23 Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
11/02 London, UK @ The Dome
11/03 Birmingham, UK @ Rainbow Cellar
11/04 Sheffield, UK @ Corporation
11/05 Glasgow, UK @ Classic Grand
11/06 Leeds, UK @ Brudnell Social Club
11/07 Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
11/08 Paris, FR @ Divan Du Monde
11/09 Ghent, BE @ Minard
11/10 Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
11/11 Berlin, DE @ Lido
11/12 Dresden, DE @ Beatpol
11/13 Prague, CZ @ Vila Stvanice
11/14 Warsaw, PL @ Progresja
11/15 Wien, AT @ Viper Room
11/17 Stuttgart, DE @ Juha West
11/18 Geneve, CH @ L’Usine %
11/19 Bern, CH @ ISC %
11/20 Milano, IT @ Lo Fi %
11/21 Schio, IT @ Teatro %
11/22 Innsbruck, AT @ Treibhaus %
11/23 Koln, DE @ Underground
11/24 Esch-Alzette, LU @ Rockhal

% = Tidal Sleep to open
All dates with Circle Takes The Square except where noted with a #

Dust And Disquiet is out 9/25 on Triple Crown Records. You can preorder it here.

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