For Immediate Release: January 11, 2016
Brooklyn-based art-rock band Railings will release their debut LP ') (' on February 3. To celebrate, the band will perform at home in Brooklyn at Sunnyvale on February 2 with friends Gemma, Hotline, and Zenizen. Comprised of ex-members of Ava Luna and current members of Leapling and Journalism, Railings' sound is "simultaneously brilliant, over the top, and undeniably free" (Post-Trash).
The lead single "Breaking The Bong" premiered through Post-Trash back in November and was described as a "vast and boisterous" blend of R&B, crooning pop ballads, psych-funk, and soul, bridging the gap between "disco's seedy underbelly and glam-tinged prog rock." The second single, "Hell Is Real," premieres today through Clrvynt.
') (' will be released early next year on vocalist Alex Ian Smith's "hypothetical" imprint Meta-Erring Records. It was recorded at Gravesend -- a studio within Silent Barn in Bushwick -- with Julian Fader and Carlos Hernandez (of Ava Luna). In Smith's own words: "') (' is the void between parenthetical statements, the comic and tragic directly opposed, the view down a narrow corridor, a hollow column, an empty hourglass, and maybe kind of a moth or sort of butterfly-looking thing." The album is now available for pre-order through the band's Bandcamp.