OUT 1ST DECEMBER 2023 VIA PURE NOISE RECORDS
US TOUR THIS DECEMBER
Sacramento, California’s The Seafloor Cinema have released new single Oakland’s Finest Glass Beaches, taken from the forthcomingself-titled album The Seafloor Cinema, out 1st December 2023 via Pure Noise Records
“Oakland’s Finest Glass Beaches is one of the first songs written for the record, and set a tone for what we wanted this album to be.” says the band. “The pop-punk style song structures mixed with technical acrobatic playing on all instruments was something we really felt at home playing. Lyrically, it is about feeling emotional/physical distance from another person and both wanting that to change, but also struggling to want that connection with the other person because of that distance.”
The Seafloor Cinema are supporting Andres from the 16th November until the 5th December before heading out with Craig Owens on his upcoming US tour this December. Full list of dates below.
16th November 2023 – EL Corazon Seattle WA
17th November 2023 – Dante’s Portland OR
19th November 2023 – XBar San Jose CA
20th November 2023 – The Mint Los Angeles CA
21th November 2023 – Goldfield Trading Post Sacramento CA
22nd November 2023 – Strummers Fresno CA
25th November 2023 – The Nile Underground Mesa AZ
26th November 2023 – Lowbrow Palace El Paso TX
28th November 2023 – Three Links Dallas TX
29th November 2023 – Vibes Underground San Antonio TX
30th November 2023 – White Oak Music Hall – Upstairs Houston TX
2nd December 2023 – The Copper Rocket Orlando FL
3rd December 2023 – New Brookland Tavern Columbia SC
4th December 2023 – Center Stage Atlanta GA
5th December 2023 – Canal Club Richmond VA
6 December 2023 – Mohawk Place Buffalo, NY
7 December 2023 – The Meadows Kingsland, NY
8 December 2023 – House of Independents Asbury Park, NJ
9 December 2023 – Webster Underground HartFord, CT
11 December 2023 – Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA
12 December 2023 – The Loving Touch Ferndale, MI
13 December 2023 – Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL
14 December 2023 – X-Ray Arcade Cudahy, WI
15 December 2023 – Fine Line Minneapolis, MN
17 December 2023 – Old Rock House St Louis, MO
There’s very little THE SEAFLOOR CINEMA haven’t tried in their seven years as a band, swirling hypnotic math-rock, pulsing EDM, soaring pop choruses and sparkly Midwest emo together into a turbo-charged, buoyant sound that embodies the modern playlist generation. But on their self-titled third album, the Sacramento-based trio try a new role on for size: one more than ever before, unapologetically themselves.
“Our only real goal for this record was to make something that truly encompassed us as songwriters and as people,” vocalist Justin Murry says. “On our last album, we tried to bring out the pop side of our band a little bit more, and we definitely succeeded at that. This time, we wanted to see how far down each road we could take it: as poppy as possible, yeah, but also as heavy and technical and eccentric as possible.”
Funded by a jaw-dropping $20,000 Kickstarter campaign, The Seafloor Cinema’s Pure Noise debut, 2021’s In Cinemascope With Stereophonic Sound,established the band – Murry, guitarist Seth Lawrenson and drummer Timothy Aldama – as a force to be reckoned with in the underground, but THE SEAFLOOR CINEMAfinds them upping their game in even more enthralling, epic ways, shattering the ceiling of what’s possible with their skyscraping musical Jenga tower.
First single “If This Were A Film,” hailed by Lawrenson as “a throwback song that also sounds nothing like that’s come before it,” explodes with a kinetic prog-rock urgency and elastic hook, while “The Lesson (.44 Magnum),” featuring Of Mice & Men vocalist Aaron Pauley, crescendos with new wave synths and skittering electronics before swerving into a caustic hardcore breakdown. It’s the sound of a race act who can do it all with ease, capable of harnessing the visceral emotion of Taking Back Sunday’s “Cute Without The ‘E’” and the dextrous musicality of Coheed and Cambria’s “A Favor House Atlantic” (two songs they perfected traveling as part of the Emo Night tour) as they empty the playbook into an ultra-sleek, hyper-modern sound sure to push the genre – well, genres – forward.
Working with Saosin guitarist Beau Burchell (Senses Fail, Underoath) for the first time, the band brought some three dozen ideas to the studio, mining both their love of Swancore, uptempo indie rock, Japanese pop music and speed metal and the personal soul-searching that has colored their last few years as individuals.
On the new album, the band said “This record really feels like “us”. It’s as crazy, technical, pretty, soft, and heavy as we wanted it to be. We left the studio with Beau Burchell (Saosin) feeling like we really captured a record that described us as musicians, as people, and as friends. Beau Burchell really helped guide us in a direction that helped us capture the sounds in our head. He made sure our personalities were seen and heard within the music he captured.”
The Seafloor Cinema’s new album, The Seafloor Cinema, is out 1st December 2023 via Pure Noise Records. Pre-order available now – HERE.