Fans of three-piece Australian live-electronic outfit RÜFÜS DU SOL can lastly exhale their collectively held breathe, SOLACE has arrived. SOLACE represents a darker thematic shift within the band’s songwriting, tackling themes of despair and introspection, whereas nonetheless remaining true to what received them right here within the first place: infectious deep home grooves, melodic breakdowns and an atmospheric presence from begin to end.
RÜFÜS DU SOL has skilled a gradual rise to changing into some of the profitable and influential live-electronic bands in latest reminiscence. Following their platinum licensed albums Atlas in 2013 and Bloom in 2016, SOLACE is ready to launch them into the stratosphere and cement their place in music historical past.
Comprised of vocalist and guitarist Tyrone Lindqvist, keyboardist Jon George, and drummer James Hunt, the band now calls California residence, and spent a lot of the final 12 months writing the album from their residence studio on Rose Avenue in Venice Beach. The trio largely used the attractive and drastically contrasting landscapes of California’s seashores and deserts as inspiration for the album, but additionally credit score their personalized residence studio as simply what they wanted to reinforce their inventive output.
In a unbelievable characteristic piece written by Valerie Lee for Mixmag, the group detailed how the area got here collectively whereas they labored on the album:
“A buddy of ours – a shaman of kinds – got here in in the future, with a compass in his hand, and began sizing up the room. Over the course of six weeks he introduced in numerous issues – shells from the ocean, branches from a Joshua tree – and reworked it right into a trippy area. It was indulgent, however we wanted it – to get misplaced in it.” – James Hunt
In order to create SOLACE, the group basically began from scratch. They deleted their pattern pack, and entered the studio with nothing however their fingers, devices, and the inspirations on the wall. “It compelled us to suppose outdoors the field, and allowed us to be a bit extra free,” defined Tyrone Lindqvist (Mixmag).
SOLACE is made up of 9 tracks, energy filled with a few of the most emotional lyricism you’ll ever hear. The storytelling is top-notch, and simply would possibly trigger you to shed a tear or two. Not solely is SOLACE top-of-the-line digital albums of the 12 months, it deserves recognition as top-of-the-line albums of the 12 months, interval.
Rufus will likely be embarking on a world tour to assist the album, together with three bought out stops at Los Angeles’ Shrine Expo and New York’s Terminal 5, and one cease on New Year’s Day at The Domain of their hometown of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Please learn Valerie Lee’s Mixmag characteristic piece on RÜFÜS DU SOL right here for a deeper dive into the sonic world of SOLACE, and please benefit from the report in its entirety under, out now on Rose Avenue / Reprise Records.
SOLACE Tour Dates:
10/24/2018 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
10/25/2018 Atlanta, GA Roxy Theatre
10/26/2018 New Orleans, LA Voodoo Festival
10/27/2018 Houston, TX House of Blues
10/28/2018 Austin, TX Emo’s
10/30/2018 Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren
10/31/2018 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena
11/1/2018 Los Angeles, CA Shrine Expo Hall
11/2/2018 Los Angeles, CA Shrine Expo Hall
11/three/2018 Los Angeles, CA Shrine Expo Hall
11/6/2018 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
11/9/2018 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
11/10/2018 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
11/11/2018 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
11/13/2018 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
11/14/2018 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
11/15/2018 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
11/16/2018 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall
11/18/2018 Montreal, QC MTELUS
11/19/2018 Montreal, QC MTELUS
11/20/2018 Boston, MA House of Blues
11/21/2018 Boston, MA House of Blues
11/23/2018 New York, NY Terminal 5
11/24/2018 New York, NY Terminal 5
11/25/2018 New York, NY Terminal 5
11/29/2018 London, UK Printworks
11/30/2018 Birmingham, UK The Mill
12/1/2018 Glasgow, UK Queen Margaret Union
12/2/2018 Manchester, UK Academy 2
12/5/2018 Amsterdam, NL Melkweg
12/6/2018 Paris, FR Le Trabendo
12/7/2018 Cologne, DE Bürgerhaus Stollwerck
12/eight/2018 Berlin, DE Gretchen
01/1/2019 Sydney, AU The Domain
Credit: Valerie Lee – Mixmag
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