Arcadea (Mastodon, Withered) Release Another New Song, “Magnificent Facade”


My first reaction upon seeing a song titled “Magnificent Facade” — the latest single to be released by Arcadea, featuring Mastodon’s Brann Dailor, Withered’s Raheem Amlani and Zruda’s Core Atoms — was that it must be about someone who ended up being a way different person than you thought they were when you first met.

Then I read the following description of the band’s self-titled debut album from Loudwire, where “Magnificent Facade” premiered yesterday:

“… they crafted their new album around the concept of a future 5 billion years from now where the impending collision of galaxies creates a new order of planets. Where cold, distant moons pledge alliance to new suns and expanding gas giants implode into black holes. Ancient drones, forever adrift, record toxic tales of love between dying stars. Where lifeforms in suspended animation, dream among the ice rings of Saturn and cosmic war wages among gods and planets. It is in this universe that Arcadea reign supreme as the last surviving space wizards since the final extinction. And given the overall concept, the soundscape of “Magnificent Facade” feels right at home.”

So yeah… I guess I was projecting. Oh well.

In any case, both the theme of the song and the music itself are bad ass so we all win either way. Like the previous two singles from this album, “Magnificent Facade” is a tripped out, proggy, synth-heavy journey that’ll appeal to fans of Mastodon, Pink Floyd and Perturbator alike, so get with it below and pre-order the album here before its June 16th release on Relapse.

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