Flaural Shares 1616 Video via FLOOD Magazine, Debut Album Out 4/19

Flaural Shares 1616 Video via FLOOD Magazine, Debut Album Out 4/19

Denver-based four-piece Flaural is set to release their debut LP, Postponement, which is due out April 19, 2019 via Staycation Records and can be pre-ordered now HERE. Following a string of EPs - 2015's Thin King and 2016's Over Imaginary Cigarettes - and produced by James Barone (Beach House, Tennis), Flaural's Postponement developed over a trying three years for the experimental rock band. On March 27, 2017, frontman Collin Johnson's father passed away after a long struggle with ALS, and the album's cover artwork serves as an homage to his death: an image resembling a clock with hands that read 3:27. The album closer "1616" is being released today on the two year anniversary of his death. FLOOD Magazine has premiered the video for the track calling it "fuzzy, feel-good vibes from a very dark place," and adding, "If Flaural are any indication, Denver, Colorado, is sounding really good right now."

WATCH: Flaural's "1616" Music Video

The video for "1616" follows the early release of the album's lead single, "The Thinker," which Stereogum calls "a brisk psych-rock track with hints of autumnal melancholy." They go on to say, "When you know its backstory, what initially comes across like a catchy freakout takes on more weight; an underlying sadness becomes more prominent, the waves of layered instruments starting to feel like an escape towards the inner recesses of a person's mind as they try to reckon with what has happened while they grasp at memories dissolving over time." The upbeat, emotional track ends with a dark, hectic, instrumental frenzy of piercing baritone saxophone squeaks layered over sporadic, aggressive guitar and driving drums.

Flaural is the unified sum of four equal parts. The hypnotic pulse of Nick Berlin's kraut rock drum grooves crystalize as the backdrop atop which sprawls the band's ethereal art-pop-songwriting. Connor Birch's expansive synths and keys, the unique virtuosity and aggression of Noah Pfaff's guitar playing, and the resonant croon of Colin Johnson's vocals and driving bass lines all coalesce into experimental psych rock that warmly invites the uninitiated listener into the unknown. Early pieces of Postponement were initially recorded while touring through the Bay Area at the now defunct Animal Room Studio, but the album arrangements didn't begin to take form until the band settled back in Denver and linked up with producer / engineer James Barone. Over the course of the next year and a half, the band found pockets of time to finish the recordings. Time becoming a central theme of the album as a whole. With the album's release, Flaural will embark on an extensive North American tour, including dates with Sugar Candy Mountain and a hometown play at Denver's Bluebird Theater. Full tour details below.

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Flaural On Tour:
April 25 - The Loving Cup - Reno, NV
April 26 - Valley Fever - Chico, CA
April 27 - DIO Fest - Santa Cruz, CA
May 1 - Lunchbox - Phoenix, AZ
May 2 - Soda Bar - San Diego, CA
May 8 - Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco, CA
May 9 - Wayfarer - Costa Mesa, CA
May 10 - The Echo - Los Angeles, CA*
May 11 - Crepe Place - Santa Cruz, CA
May 13 - Doug Fir - Portland, OR*
May 14 - Static Jupiter - Vancouver, BC*
May 15 - Sunset - Seattle, WA*
May 16 - Olympic - Boise, ID
May 17 - Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT
May 30 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
*with Sugar Candy Mountain

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