THE SEAFLOOR CINEMA NEW ALBUM “IN CINEMASCOPE WITH STEREOPHONIC SOUND”
OUT NOW ON PURE NOISE RECORDS – HEREWATCH THE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “GLIMMER” – HERE
THE SEAFLOOR CINEMA
Sacramento, California’s THE SEAFLOOR CINEMA’s new album “In Cinemascope With Stereophonic Sound” is Out Now on PURE NOISE RECORDS HERE. To celebrate, the band have released a retro game inspired horror video for “Glimmer”. Enlisting the help of friends as their gory cast, the video includes a special appearance from ex-drummer Neil Valencia as the final boss (character).
Speaking on their latest single, vocalist/bassist Justin Murry Comments: “Glimmer is the first song we wrote for ‘In Cinemascope’ and coincidentally, the song that had the most rewrites. Initially, the lyrics were written as a satire about an egotistical rockstar who knows their mental health and popularity are declining within a fleeting existence; however, amusingly enough, the lyrics ended up describing the process of writing the song itself and how impossible it can feel trying to write the masterpiece that will turn you into an egotistical rockstar. Shout out to Matt Appleton for the super sick horn sections.”
Reflecting on the album he adds: “We wanted to put out an over the top album that absolutely nobody would have expected to come from a band with humble Mathrock beginnings such as us, but at the same time be pleasantly surprised with how fresh the entire experience is from start to finish.”
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When The Seafloor Cinema hit the studio with producer Courtney Ballad (Waterparks, Good Charlotte) in 2020 to record their sophomore LP, they knew exactly what kind of album they wanted to make.
“We wanted to take the more technical aspects we have and blend it with something that would be more digestible,” explains drummer Timothy Aldama. “Creating songs that could instrumentally impress, but also sing them in the shower. Throughout the entire writing process, we were changing these songs quite a bit. Some of them ended up entirely different from what they started as.”
Since forming in Sacramento, CA, in 2016, The Seafloor Cinema have been keeping both themselves and listeners guessing with a musical blend-o-matic of Midwestern emo, pop-punk and math rock, spinning unconventional song structures and dextrous, intricate guitar work into captivating underground anthems they’ve brought nationwide on the Emo Night Tour.
Add to that a penchant for outrageously verbose song titles that would threaten a less-confident band with being pigeonholed as holdovers from Myspace’s glory days, and it’s clear the trio (vocalist/bassist Justin Murry, guitarist Seth Lawrenson and drummer Timothy Aldama) enjoy zigging where other acts might zag.
This spirit of subversion is right there from the jump on their Pure Noise Records debut,“In Cinemascope With Stereophonic Sound”, as the band soup-up their sound with a hearty dose of unabashed pop charm. This pop element gives the songs a newfound warmth without losing an ounce of what made their 2018 album, “A Metaphor For Honesty,” so interesting. It’s all at one sophisticated and accessible, melodically replicable and musically ambitious.
“We pushed ourselves to make a record that challenged our creative boundaries, but at the same time, still giving it that Seafloor charm.” Justin says.
Kickstarter backers contributed more than $20,000 to fund the album, and The Seafloor Cinema are determined to not let this goodwill fall victim to the commoditisation of modern culture and the way some acts monetise their fans. The album artwork, a beautiful vintage painting suffocated by plastic wrap, itself serves as a commentary on hyper-commercialism – which they, as always, are quick to cut with their trademark humour.
“Every day, while things are drastically changing around us, especially in this new era for Seafloor, we always buckle down in a room together and do what makes us us: evolving for the better and putting our best foot forward.” explains Timothy.
“In Cinemascope With Stereophonic Sound” is out now via Pure Noise Records HERE.