Last month, Texas’ electronic rockers CEDARS released their official video for ‘Give Up The Ghost‘, and today they are presenting their emotional acoustic live take for the song.
CEDARS’ frontlady Sandeigh on the video:
“We wanted to take this song apart in a way that allowed the emotions to settle more. It’s like the anger driving the original version takes a back seat here. To me, it feels a lot like the sorrow of the song is at the helm in this slowed down, live take.”
Enjoy the live take of ‘Give Up The Ghost’ here:
Also watch the official video for ‘Give Up The Ghost’: https://youtu.be/imZeiTYjNXc
Earlier Sandeigh revealed on ‘Give Up The Ghost’:
“Give Up The Ghost take a deep look into the parts of ourselves that struggle to let go. When does the past start to control the future?
For this video, we wanted to create an aesthetic that felt really closed in and chaotic. Something that sort of gave the feeling of being trapped, with lots of jagged movement and oversaturated lights. “
CEDARS are currently filling up their show calendar, check out below their next performances in April and May!
April 16th – Ragnar’s On the Compound
May 12th – Come and Take it Live Austin
May 13th – Thunder Canyon Brewstillery – Tuscon, AZ
May 14th – Bisbee Grand Hotel – Bisbee, AZ
May 27th – Dan Electro’s Bar – Houston
May 28th – The Deadhorse – San Angelo
More shows TBA.
Currently CEDARS are in the studio working on their next full-length album.
The band issued:
“We got started on new concepts even as we were gearing up to release Cowards back in June.
While Cowards explores a theme of letting go and shedding what’s no longer needed, this new body of work is a deeper look into what comes alongside that purging, and what can be possible in its place. Cowards really feels like a forest fire. Everything was burning down in our actual lives and that, of course, made its way into the stories on that album and the videos we’ve created from it. But some of the most fertile soil is found after fire removes what’s no longer serving the forest. It makes room for new life.
But first we sit and sift through the ashes.
The new album’s title has a lot to do with the pause in-between the burning away and next season. It will explore themes of shadow work and inner patterns, and how the light needs the dark. And as usual, we’re doing it with an expansive and deep soundscape.
We’re excited. We’ve been in the demo phase for a bit and what’s coming together feels really good, like we’re more settled into who we are individually and as a family.”
Stay tuned for more information!
CEDARS released their latest album “Cowards” on June 11th 2021, via Gruene Records.
CEDARS is an electronic rock band from central Texas whose music incorporates the DIY ethos of bands like The Pixies and PJ Harvey, the haunting atmospheres of Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails, and the infectious grooves of MuteMath. CEDARS is more than just a band: it’s is a vision of community, a community driven by the idea that beauty can save the world. Led by longtime friends Sandeigh Kennedy and Drew Heaton, they blend industrial and organic textures, drawing together disparate elements to marry complex sonic landscapes with compelling stories. Gritty synths and wispy vocals; hard hitting beats and delicate textures are the tools they use to tell powerful, authentic stories that explore truth and beauty.
Also check out
- ‘Circles’ radio hit single: https://youtu.be/l8cafjnQd90
- ‘Circles’ video, acoustic version: https://youtu.be/az98_HVa_o4
Watch the earlier videos:
- Formerly Known – https://youtu.be/o7eG1pJgGD0
- Chasing Vapor – https://youtu.be/lOdGmO6e2kE
- Liminal – https://youtu.be/AUTuTIBDXeQ
- Lost at Sea – https://youtu.be/PiP1yXRs8YQ
- Cowards – https://youtu.be/2x1d9-qYjbg
Photo credit: Courtney Santos-Awkwardeye Photography