Celebrated post-rock band Ester Drang will release a new EP, “The Appearances,” October 26, 2018. This release will be the band’s first in 12 years.
Original members Bryce Chambers (songwriter and multi-instrumentalist) and Kyle Winner (bass) have returned for the band’s reformation, with Ester Drang’s signature lush, atmospheric sound bolstered by Tommy McKenzie (NET, Stardeath and White Dwarfs) and Hank Hanewinkel III (Nuns, Native Lights). The record also features contributions from James McAlister (founding member of Ester Drang, who has gone on to work with Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent, the National, etc.) and Nathan Price of BRONCHO.
“The Appearances” is a half hour of the expansive, effects-laden songcraft on which Ester Drang built its dedicated following, but it also demonstrates marked growth—developed over time spent in interim bands and on the road with English rock band Echo and the Bunnymen.
The EP includes “The Union”, “From The Ruins”, and a cover of influential shoegaze band (and former tour mates) Starflyer 59’s “2nd Space Song”.
*** 2nd Space Song is exclusive to vinyl and CD editions; NOT available digitally ***
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I have loved this band since my older brother discovered them when he lived in BA, OK in 2000. I think I've bought this particular album several times over now in different formats. I have a scrap of a festival flyer where the band signed and wish me a happy birthday - it's framed and on my wall :)
It's nigh impossible for me to choose a single song; the whole album works together so well, I pretty much always listen to it all the way through every time. jamieoh
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When you've been listening to SF59 since 1995, it's hard to not fall in love with the next album. Vanity had to be heard a few times to understand what Jason is saying here. First of all it's a masterpiece and takes me back to his earlier work. Why did I pick Sunrise? Because it sounds like Leave here a stranger, beautiful album. SynthoElectro