Exclusive Track Premiere: Night Verses, “Infinity Beach”
Somewhere in the grey area between Animals as Leaders and Pelican lie Night Verses, a Los Angeles instrumental trio that gives a refreshing flair to prog. They haven’t gotten carried away with the typical djeneric sound, instead taking on a more classic, jazzy approach.
Between all the funky tempos and progtastic fuckery of the genre as a whole, it’s always good to have a palate cleanser to get the senses back to baseline. Fret not, for MetalSucks is thrilled to present you with Night Verses’ “Infinity Beach,” an easy-going chiller that pulls from several of the band’s influences:
“This song was initially a huge stretch beyond what we are normally comfortable writing. We’ve had some influences lingering from the past few records that had slight effects on our music, but never really surfaced as clearly as they do on this track. From Portishead to Pink Floyd to Massive Attack to Opeth, we did our best to pay homage to our less predictable influences without losing sight of who we are.”
The entire outro of the song was originally a 40-minute drum solo by drummer Aric Improta, reworked with guitars and bass to create a sound suitable for the record. All this experimentation plus the production work of the great and powerful Will Putney can only mean that the upcoming record, From The Gallery Of Sleep, is going to stand out amongst the ranks of this year’s prog entries. Pre-order here before it drops on June 29th, and enjoy “Infinity Beach” below.