Tuesday, October 23, 2007

In the dark with Soulsavers

Looking for something sufficiently dark to play as you prepare yourself for Halloween? If so, look no further than It's Not How Far You Fall, It's The Way You Land, the second album by UK group Soulsavers. The album took Rich Machin and Ian Glover, the nucleus of Soulsavers, and Mark Lanegan (who's worked with Screaming Trees, Queens Of The Stone Age and Isabel Campbell) three years to produce.

In that time, the trio produced ten tracks that are part rock and roll, part electronica, and part pure darkness (can it be a part and still pure? hmmm). Think Tricky and you won't be too far off, although with a touch less techno to it. Or maybe I should say it has more of an organic electronica feel to it as opposed to an artificial one (if that makes sense). Either way, the album has a haunting feel to it that will stick with you. It came out last week and is available now. Pick it up to spin for October 31st, and if you happen to live on one of the coasts, catch them live at the end of November / beginning of December (tour dates below).

Soulsavers - Revival : It's Not How Far You Fall, It's The Way You Land
(watch the video)

Soulsavers - Paper Money : It's Not How Far You Fall, It's The Way You Land

Visit their website, their label Columbia Records, and become their friend on MySpace.


Screaming Trees - Nearly Lost You : Singles soundtrack

Tricky - Ponderosa
: Maxinquaye

US Tour Dates

11/27 New York, NY - Gramercy Theater
11/28 Philadelphia, PA - North Star Bar
11/29 Washington, DC - Black Cat
12/1 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
12/2 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour


Anonymous said...

Listened to the album the other day and loved it. Agree that it is a great preparation for all the havoc the Halloween holiday will undoubtedly bring. Mark Lanegan's voice carries a mystique that makes you wanna rock, but also run and hide from the haunting feeling the album provides. Great depth, great album, great sound, great all around.

Anonymous said...

this album absolutely rockkkkked

soulsavers are a killer band and Lanegan is a one-of-a-kind singer

Anonymous said...

just bought the album recently. that shit was amazing. lanegan definately is one of the best of grunge. just listen to that voice. SICK.