WITHOUT WAVES yesterday premiered their new track, titled Seven, and its accompanying visualizer via New Noise. Seven is the third single to be taken from the Chicago, IL experimental metal band’s upcoming third album, Comedian, due to be released via Prosthetic Records on March 18 and is available to pre-order here.
Seven is available now on all digital streaming platforms.
Speaking on the single release, the band comments: “The light at the end of the tunnel isn’t always bright. Most of the time life is cloudy and confusing, and this song is about accepting the nuance of it all. Contentment is rarely perfect. It involves acceptance of inconvenient truths. In the spoken word section of the song, there is a lyric from each song off the record. It sums the meaning of the record so perfectly, blue giving way to gray, wrong giving way to right… Life is difficult. Let’s all just be kinder to one another. Or not. Whatever… it’s all relative.”
Having been a band for over a decade, and grown together – personally and creatively – for over half of their lives, the members of WITHOUT WAVES have an unspoken bond, a synergy that unites them and drives them forward. Despite the at-times difficult topics covered on the album, the band acknowledge that there is often humour to be found in human tragedy; comedy can soften hard truths which makes them easier to reckon with and process – hence the album title. Comedian is essentially an analogy for using art to disarm what troubles you.
Embracing the multiplicity of ways to interpret the label ‘progressive’, WITHOUT WAVES have created an album that would nestle comfortably in the record collections of fans of both The Dillinger Escape Plan and Devin Townsend, Gojira and Porcupine Tree. Their dynamic, experimental take on heaviness is evocative, thought-provoking and unconventional. Comedian was self-produced alongside Rollin Weary, who also mixed the record, before it was mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege in Portland, OR.
For a band that has always been sonically heavy, WITHOUT WAVES have added an additional layer of intensity with Comedian, that adds emotional weight to what was already a crushing proposition.
1. Good Grief
2. Animal Kingdom
4. Set & Setting
5. Sleep Deep
6. Do What Scares You
7. Sleight in Shadows
8. Day 15
9. Worlds Apart