Blue Heron To Release Debut Album – Ephemeral – May 27th

This month, Blue Heron release their debut album, Ephemeral.  It contains eight songs of massive, spacious, occasionally delicate and almost always groove-driven desert rock, forged in the wind-swept, sun-baked New Mexico expanse and refined into a musical statement as significant as this band could make.

Ephemeral excavates the far reaches and connected strata of stoner rock, sludge, doom, heavy psych and post-metal, transmuting years of engagement with rock and metal’s profuse branches into a singular, sand-scorching epic.


Blue Heron Ephemeral

While the album’s lyrical threads range from mortality and the fleeting nature of existence to mythic fables about deposed gods and failed civilizations, our ultimate goal was to make a record that’s stylistically diverse, thematically ambitious and unassailably relentless in its raw, desert power.

Kyuss, Down, COC, Lowrider, The Melvins, Soundgarden, High on Fire, and Quiet Riot (umm?) have been mentioned by journalists parsing what we’ve done thus far, but regardless, the fact that they’ve been motivated to say anything at all has been heartening.

Once more, this is not a Blues Funeral or Magnetic Eye release.  We were fortunate enough to have two labels, Germany’s Kozmik Artifactz and Cleveland’s Seeing Red Records, feel strongly enough about what we’re doing to want to shepherd this record into the world (which again, candidly, gives us some confidence).

Watch the videos for first two singles “Futurola” and “Push the Sky” on YouTube. 

The album arrives on May 27th,

Here’s hoping you’ll dig this slab of heaviness straight from the desert.