GA’sMicrowaverecently announced their new full-length,Death Is A Warm Blanket, due out September 13th from Pure Noise Records. The album findsMicrowavetaking a daring sonic leap, plunging into darker and more aggressive territory than ever before while also providing their catchiest melodies to date. Today the band are sharing another taste ofDeath Is A Warm Blanketwith one of its most ferocious tracks,Float To The Top.
The song shifts dynamics on a dime going from downcast guitars and subdued drums into a chorus that’s as pummeling as it is anthemic. Vocalist/guitaristNathan Hardy‘s voice swings from whispering, to soaring, to throat-shredding, underlining the frustration and desperation at the heart ofDeath Is A Warm Blanket.
Death Is A Warm Blanket
1. Leather Daddy 2. Float To The Top 3. DIAWB 4. The Brakeman Has Resigned 5. Hate TKO 6. Pull 7. Love’s Will Tear Us Apart 8. Mirrors 9. Carry 10. Part of It
Microwave’s sound isn’t the only thing that’s evolved on ‘Death Is A Warm Blanket.’ The album finds Hardy documenting the drastic changes in worldview that often come with the harsh realities of adulthood, compounded by unending health problems, financial instability, and the ever-present shadow of today’s tumultuous socio-political climate. The result is an album that finds catharsis in chaos and a strange kind of nihilistic freedom. The anthemic elements of ’90s alternative collide with unbridled post-hardcore aggression and heaviness to create something uniquely exhilarating, honest, angry, apocalyptic, and even fun. ‘Death Is A Warm Blanket’ might be an album about how the end is near, but it signals an exciting new chapter for Microwave.
Microwave will be touring heavily in EU w/ Tiny Moving Parts, Lizzy Farrall.
See full itinerary below: 30/09 Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg 01/10 Paris, FR @ Supersonic 02/10 Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique 03/10 Cologne, DE @ Luxor 04/10 Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefarlich 05/10 Liepzig, DE @ Felsenkeller 06/10 Berlin, DE @ BiNuu 08/10 Munich, DE @ Feierwerk 09/10 Vienna, AT @ Flex 10/10 Bologna, IT @ Locomotiv