BASEMENT have shared a new track and accompanying video for their song “Aquasun” today from their upcoming full-length Promise Everything, directed and filmed by guitarist Alex Henery. RedBull shared the new clip alongside an interview with Henery, calling Promise Everything a “loud and urgent album.” The band will embark on headlining European and North America tours beginning in February (all tour dates below). Tickets for all shows are on-sale now at this location. Promis
e Everything arrives January 29, 2016 on Run For Cover Records, and is available for pre-order now.
After abruptly announcing an indefinite hiatus only weeks after the release of their 2012 breakthrough LP Colourmeinkindness, Basement went on to gain an intensely devoted posthumous following. The record went on to sell over 25,000 copies worldwide in the absence of live dates or press coverage. In 2014, the band reconnected and found time amongst other obligations to write and record the EP Further Sky. Immediately inspired by the creative chemistry they felt from these sessions, Basement were ready to work on something more significant.
Promise Everything is the band’s first time back to full-length writing and recording since their hiatus. Sonically, the record breaks progressive new ground for Basement despite the creative process sharing much in common with previous endeavors.
Promise Everything situates Basement at the forefront of the rock world, pairing aggression with an inherent sense of melody. Where before on the band’s previous album Colourmeinkindness, songs focused more on aggression and lyrical content, Promise Everything takes a more melodic approach and as a result the songs feel like they are truly part of the same group. Despite years spent apart, it would seem Basement’s musical conversation has always lingered – and as their first true cohesive document, Promise Everything is only the beginning.
02/07 – Marble Factory, Bristol, UK^02/08 – King Tut’s, Glasgow, UK^02/09 – Stylus, Leeds, UK^02/10 – Academy 2, Manchester, UK^02/11 – Waterfront, Norwich, UK^02/12 – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK^02/14 – AB, Brussels, BE%02/15 – Dynamo, Eindhoven, NL%02/16 – Luxor, Cologne, DE%02/18 – Pokalen, Oslo, NO%02/19 – Bergsunds Strand 43, Stockholm, SE%02/20 – BETA, Copenhagen, DK%02/21 – Knust, Hamburg, DE%02/23 – Lido, Berlin, DE%02/24 – Durer Kert, Budapest, HU%02/25 – Arena, Vienna, AT%02/26 – Strom, Munich, DE%02/27 – Traffic Club, Rome, IT%02/28 – La Tenda, Modena, IT%02/29 – Dynamo, Zurich, CH%03/01 – Universum, Stuttgart, DE%03/02 – La Mecanique Ondulatoire, Paris, FR%
04/06 – San Diego, CA @ Lampost Warehouse*
04/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex*
04/08 – Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory*
04/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Slims*
04/10 – Sacramento, CA @ Boardwalk*
04/12 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey*
04/13 – Portland, OR @ Analog*
04/15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court*
04/16 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
04/18 – Minneapolis, MN @ Garage*
04/19 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge*
04/20 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar*
04/21 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s*
04/22 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic*
04/23 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar*
04/24 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club*
04/26 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate*
04/27 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage*
04/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ TLA*
04/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg*
05/01 – Boston, MA @ Royale*
^ = w/Tigers Jaw, Alex G
% = w/Tigers Jaw
* = w/ Turnstile, Defeater, Colleen Green