“Musically,” says New Age Healers frontman Owen Murphy, “I am interested in simple, dark messages juxtaposed against hazy, gigantic, pop-filled noise.”
And that's exactly what the Seattle-via-Minneapolis band have been generating since forming in 2016. Their 2017 full-length Where The Tragic Happens was described by KEXP's own Don Yates as "a hypnotic, '90s-steeped blend of fuzzy shoegazer psych-rock and propulsive post-punk." Today, we have their first new music since that LP as KEXP shares the single "Satellites", premiering at 11 AM PST on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters. (You can also stream it again below.) It's the first look at their third LP, titled Debris.
“It’s about our commonality in feeling lost and alone," Murphy explains about the new track. "It's about finding people who love you when you have completely given up. Those who protect us amidst the detritus bouncing into us every day.”
Debris was recorded by Barrett Jones (Foo Fighters, Spinanes, Nirvana) at Laundry Room Studios in Seattle and mastered in London by James Aparicio (Spiritualized, Liars, Mogwai). The album will be self-released in early summer.
And you can catch the band on Friday, April 26th as part of the annual Seagaze Music Fest, Seattle's four-day weekend of shoegaze, post-punk, and psych-rock held at the Lo-Fi Performance Gallery.