Brass Box To Release THE CATHEDRAL on 4/5 via Dune Altar, Stream New Single BATS at Flood Magazine

Brass Box To Release THE CATHEDRAL on 4/5 via Dune Altar, Stream New Single BATS at Flood Magazine

Los Angeles-based band Brass Box have revealed their new single "Bats." The track premiered this week at Flood Magazine and will be on all streaming services this Friday. The song from the band's forthcoming LP The Cathedral out April 5 on Dune Alter. About the song Flood Magazine says, "'Bats,'" the new track off their upcoming debut full-length The Cathedral, Brass Box's ethereal goth-shoegaze style contends with death and darkness, as frontwoman Ammo Bankoff's wails keep time to reverberant strings and dramatic percussive beats. The whole thing sounds as if it were lost at sea, tossed about by moody waves beneath rolling claps of thunder."

The release of "Bats" follows up the band's most recent single "Rivers" which premiered at Buzzbands LA and can also be shared at Soundcloud or Spotify. Buzzbands LA says, "'Rivers' follows Brass Box's 2018 double-single 'Tragedy,' an interesting experiment in musical pacing. The quartet released two versions of the song, one abiding the band's droney side and one crisper and more upbeat. 'Rivers' is more like the latter, waves of percussion crashing ashore over Ammo Bankoff's submerged vocals."

Brass Box allures listeners into a velvet sea of atmospheric waves. Singer and bassist Ammo Bankoff (Tête, Black Flamingo), guitarist Neil Popkin (War Tapes, Rituals), guitarist Matt Bennett (War Tapes), and drummer Pablo Amador (Magic Wands) invite their audience onto the spectral shores of a dream.

After Bankoff booked Popkin's first Los Angeles show in 2006 alongside one of her earlier projects, the two continued to exchange ideas in Los Angeles' liminal spaces, running into each other at galleries and warehouse shows. Popkin recalls that he was always drawn to Bankoff's early projects and artistic vision, but the two were preoccupied by their own pursuits, and collaboration never ensued.

In 2013, a change encounter inspired Bankoff to share her early demos with Popkin. The two realized that they had a symbiotic creative trajectory which become the genesis of Brass Box. Later, the duo added Bennett and Amador as the scaffolding to their intonation. This addition lead to the foundation of their current lineup.

Their leading singles were met with success from an myriad of notable publications including Post-Punk calling its compositions "...a surreal reverie [having] the sonic texture of crushed velvet imbued with the lingering scent of burnt incense and clove cigarettes circa October of 1993," and LA Recordnoting them as "...dedicated to making the kind of music that should soundtrack a sand-dune-to-shoreline road movie by David Lynch."

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