THE WELL share 4K HD video for “Raven” from new album, on tour now 23/10/2019 News 2 13 The Well share 4K UHD video for “Raven” from new album Death and Consolation Austin trio on extended North American tour now Watch/Share “Raven” video (Brooklyn Vegan) Hear & share Death and Consolation album (Bandcamp) (Spotify) “Their most intimate, darkly personal record yet… Taking them out of the doom corner and giving it a raw, post-punk feel. “Raven” sounds like a Satanic, downtuned Steppenwolf, and frankly we can’t get enough.” — Kerrang! “An intoxicating mix of stoner metal and occultist rock — it’s dark n’ doomy, sure, but it’s also as catchy as fly paper coated in industrial strength glue.” — Metal Sucks Austin trio The Well share a new video from their recently released album, Death and Consolation(RidingEasy Records) today via Brooklyn Vegan. Watch & share the 4K UHD video for album track “Raven” which was directed, shot and edited by William Orendorff HERE. The band has spent much of the year on tour, and continue the trek now into November. Early in the new year, The Well return to headline shows in the EU & UK, followed by West Coast dates with label mates Zig-Zags in February 2020. Please see all dates below. Death and Consolation is without a doubt a weighty album title. And, The Well is among the heaviest heavy psych bands in existence. So when we say that there’s even more darkness and intensity to the band’s third album than previous efforts, take heed. It’s a deep sea diving bell of enveloping heaviness and longing. “This one is a little more personal,” says guitarist/vocalist Ian Graham. “2018 was a strange, dark year. A lot of change going on in my life, there was a lot of depression and coming out of it over the last year. I wanted to call this Death and Consolation, because in life that’s a constant.” While The Well continue to walk an intriguing line between authentic early 70s doom/heavy psych and frayed weirdness of dark folk – especially with their haunting unison male/female vocals – the new album also adds the stark vibe of post-punk acts like Joy Division and early The Cure. “I feel like this album is almost more gothic. We’re big fans of post-punk,” Graham says. There’s also much less jamming, the songs are tight and concise. And, did we mention, heavy? The band tuned down a full step to C-standard tuning for this album, which gives the proceedings its monstrous sound. Sonically, Death and Consolation picks up where The Well — Graham, bassist/vocalist Lisa Alley and drummer Jason Sullivan — left off with their widely heralded 2016 RidingEasy album Pagan Science. The band once again recorded with longtime producer/engineer Chico Jones at Estuary Studio in 2018, who has turned the knobs for all three of their albums (Jones engineered the band’s debut album Samsara with producer Mark Deutrom [Melvins, Sunn0)))] in 2013.) Samsara, released late September 2014 was ranked the #1 debut album of 2014 by The Obelisk and Pagan Science among the Best of 2016 from the Doom Charts collective. Likewise, the band’s intense — some even say “possessed” — live performances have earned them featured slots at Austin’s Levitation Fest, as well as tours with Kadavar, All Them Witches, Black Tusk and more. “This album might be a little less produced, because I didn’t want to push technical stuff as much,” Graham says. “I’m so scared of getting too complicated when getting better at guitar. This is still kind of punk rock.” Death and Consolation is available on LP, CD and download as of April 26th, 2019 via RidingEasy Records. Orders are available HERE. THE WELL TOUR 2019: 10/23 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus 10/24 – Philadelphia, PA – Barbary 10/25 – Baltimore, MD – The Depot 10/26 – Richmond, VA – Wonderland 10/27 – Raleigh, NC – Slim’s 10/28 – Atlanta, GA – 529 10/29 – Gainesville, FL – Hardback Cafe 10/30 – St Petersburg, FL – The Bends 11/01 – Puerto Rico – Club 77 11/03 – Austin, TX @ COTA F1 Races 11/09 – Austin, TX – Levitation Festival – RidingEasy stage THE WELL TOUR 2020: EU/UK – January/February (dates TBA) 02/19 – El Paso, TX 02/20 – Phoenix, AZ 02/22 – Oceanside, CA * 02/23 – Los Angeles, CA * 02/25 – San Francisco, CA * 02/26 – Arcata, CA * 02/27 – Portland, OR * 02/28 – Seattle, WA * 02/29 – Vancouver, BC * 03/02 – Kalispell, MT * 03/03 – Missoula, MT 03/04 – Boise, ID * 03/05 – Salt Lake City, UT * 03/06 – Denver, CO * 03/07 – Albuquerque, NM * * w/ Zig-Zags Artist: The Well Album: Death and Consolation Label: RidingEasy Records Release date: April 26th, 2019 01. Sabbah 02. Raven 03. Death Song 04. Cup of Peace 05. Eyes of A God 06. Act II 07. Freedom Above 08. This Is How 09. Endless Night On the Web: www.thewellband.com www.thewellaustin.bandcamp.com www.facebook.com/thewellband Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... 2 Responses Nix Dadry 24/10/2019 Hi I’m a solo rock artist from the UK. If you do EP/Album reviews for independent artists, could I send you a link to my latest work please? Kind regards Reply #Flashartmark 24/10/2019 Hey Nix, We only do reviews via PR companies but we’re happy to spread the news for you, just email [email protected] with a press release and we’ll put it ut on the site – Cheers. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.