“…a melodic, dark sonic trip of intense sludge.” — Revolver
Revolver is currently streaming Fever Dream, the impending new full-length from post-hardcore/sludge faction HORSENECK, in its addictive entirety. The exclusive premiere comes in advance of the record’s official unveiling, Friday, February 21st.
Fittingly titled, the eleven-track offering shifts seamlessly from spatial distortion, to specific detail, trying to navigate a nightmare of an existence with the grace of a butcher knife. Fever Dream is driven by the darkness and uncertainty of the world. You can hear it in its melodies, lyrics, and unorthodox use of horns and keys all throbbing under the weight of its own sonic psychosis.
Engineered by the band’s own Lance Jackman at The Dock in Sacramento and mixed and mastered by Eric Stenman (Will Haven, Far, Weezer) at The Appliantz Shop in Encino, the record includes guest vocals from Grammy nominated rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Gary U.S. Bonds and indie rock/folk hero Jules Bee (Baenziger) from Sea Of Bees.
Notes guitarist Anthony Paganelli, “This record is some of the best stuff I’ve ever written in my life. We all put our heart and souls into this album. We all wrote music and lyrics on Fever Dream and I’m so proud of it. We did it all independently as well. Musically, we didn’t go into the album with a genre in mind. We just went into writing with an open mind and let the riffs and the ideas guide us. Same with the lyrics. We just wrote from what we were living through and what the world was giving us during the writing of this album. I feel like it’s very cohesive and the album has a flow. It’s a heavy rock record and you can definitely hear our influences, but they don’t sound stolen.”
“Having Gary U.S. Bonds on the record was something that [guitarist/vocalist] Lance [Jackman] brought up,” he continues. “He knew Gary from his father. And when we asked Gary to potentially sing on the album, he was all for it. Same when Jules from Sea Of Bees, a folk-inspired singer from Sacramento. Pulling other talented people from Sacramento from different genres is something we love to do. Keep knocking down genres walls and pushing music into different directions. That always been something I love to do. Make my own path.”
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Fever Dream will be released on vinyl and digital formats. For preorders, visit the HORSENECK Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION.
Featuring former Will Haven guitarists Anthony Paganelli and Lance Jackman, current Chelsea Wolfe drummer Jess Gowrie, and bassist Lennon Hudson, HORSENECK released their critically lauded debut length album, Heavy Trip, in February of 2017. At once heavy, pummeling, psychedelic, and introspective, the record drew comparisons to the likes of The Melvins, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Red Fang. On their latest output, Fever Dream, HORSENECK has taken their songcraft to a far deeper, darker level. Incorporating a more democratic approach to the songwriting process, all four members contributed to the music and lyrics. The band spent over a year writing and refining songs until the finished product was something somber, heavy, and experimental.
“…a nasty dose of riffy, roaring sludge.” – BrooklynVegan
“More experimental, harder riffing, more melody and a darker heart, Fever Dream bristles with an intense anxiety at the state of the modern world and collides new instrumental flavorings and influences into the mix, making a record that sounds fresh and unique in a field that can often be oversaturated….” — The Sleeping Shaman