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Progressive Psych-Rock Outfit Elder Unveil New 11-Minute Track, “Embers”


Progressive psych-rock four-piece Elder are known for expansive soundscapes that feel both calming and invigorating and their new song, a dynamic number called “Embers,” is no exception. It’s an 11-minute preview into their upcoming album, Omens, which frontman Nick DiSalvo claims is some of their best material yet:

“To me, Omens is our most complete work to date: a set of songs that express the breadth of the band’s collective influences. After recording The Gold & Silver Sessions EP, it felt like we fully scratched the itch to explore our minimalist side, taking a step back from the proggy song structures and heavy guitar work of our previous records and just letting the music drift along. When beginning to work on Omens, the goal was to integrate these two tendencies in the band — to make a modern day progressive rock record, but also to take time to jam and float when need be. Most importantly, I feel the spirit of adventure in our music is alive and well, and we missed no opportunity to bring in a whole new arsenal of sounds to the record.”

There is definitely a lot of jamming and floating going on in “Embers,” and it’s certainly an adventure. The song’s 11 minutes are packed with slower, meditative guitar solos that gradually work up into fast-paced, intense prog-rock greatness, and it swings back and forth throughout. The whole album — which contains four other tracks — promises to be one long cathartic experience.

Listen to the track below. Omens arrives April 24 via Armageddon Shop and is available for preorder. Check out their tour dates underneath.

May 6 Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Elsewhere
May 7 Philadelphia, Pa. @ Underground Arts
May 8 Richmond, Va. @ Richmond Music Hall
May 9 Asheville, N.C. @ Mothlight
May 10 Atlanta, Ga. @ The Earl
May 12 – Lexington, Ky. @ Cosmic Charlies
May 13 Nashville, Tenn. @ Mercy Lounge
May 14 New Orleans, La. @ One Eyed Jacks
May 15 Houston, Texas @ Secret Group
May 16 Austin, Texas @ Barracuda
May 17 Dallas, Texas @ Blue Light
May 19 Albuquerque, N.M. @ Sister Bar
May 20 Denver, Colo. @ Hi Dive
May 22 St. Paul, Minn. @ Turf Club
May 23 Chicago, Ill. @ Reggie’s
May 24 Cleveland, Ohio @ Grog Shop
May 26 Detroit, Mich. @ Sanctuary
May 27 Toronto, Ontario @ Lee’s Palace
May 28 Montreal, Quebec @ Café Campus
May 29 Boston, Mass. @ ONCE Ballroom

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