THE SEAFLOOR CINEMA RELEASE “IF YOU DESERVE IT, YOU DESERVE IT”
THE SEAFLOOR CINEMA
RELEASE NEW SINGLE “IF YOU DESERVE IT, YOU DESERVE IT”
NEW ALBUM “IN CINEMASCOPE WITH STEREOPHONIC SOUND”
OUT 12TH NOVEMBER 2021 ON PURE NOISE RECORDS
THE SEAFLOOR CINEMA- PROMO
Sacramento, California’s THE SEAFLOOR CINEMA release MIB inspired new video for their latest single “IF YOU DESERVE IT, YOU DESERVE IT”. The track is taken from the forthcoming album “In Cinemascope With Stereophonic Sound” set for release 12th November 2021 via PURE NOISE RECORDS.
Vocalist/bassist Justin Murry speaks on how their latest single came to be:
“While recording with our producer he randomly whipped out a skeleton of this song and said,‘I want you to write to this, have something by the end of the week.’ Each of us faced anxiety and crippling self doubt as we struggled to write parts that he was happy with, until one day it all clicked and we found ourselves collaborating closer than ever before.” Talking on his inspiration behind his lyrics, Murry adds “I read an article about constructing terrifying looking structures on top of nuclear waste facilities… so people 10,000 years from now would be too scared to make their way into them. All I could think was, what good bits of humanity could possibly be left of us in 10,000 years? What if all we leave to scar the earth with is fear and waste?”
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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 12th November, 2021 via Pure Noise Records.