Soon after the release of our mega-interview with Zegema Beach Records associated acts, we’re back with yet another feature in collaboration with the amazing Canadian label. Richmond, Virginia’s MAJOREL, the newest addition to the label’s impressive catalogue, resembles the acclaimed aesthetic of screamo / post hardcore explorers like NEIL PERRY, WELCOME THE PLAGUE YEAR, CAPSULE, and features heart-wrenching multi-vocals, smart changes of pace and well-thought dynamics that will keep you engaged throughout the entire listen. The end result is a body of work that praises the golden era of screamo bands under the Level-Plane Records umbrella and pushes the subgenre in a bold continuous direction, hopefully putting it back at the forefront of the DIY hardcore culture once again.
“Restless In Memory” by MAJOREL is available on April 4th on lavender tapes via Zegema Beach Records and will come in a clear plastic shell. All pre-orders (available today!) come with a free copy of the Zampler #8 – I’m Doing My Part cdr/50 with some sexy ass art from Connie Sgarbossa.
The band features members of plethora of local hardcore bands, including MOTHLIGHT, GAS UP YOUR HEARSE, YUSUKE, DAWN, MARJ!, KAROSHI, NUT COLLECTOR, ALTAR OF COMPLAINTS, SIGHTBLINDER, APOSTLES OF ERIS, PIGEON MEETING, VAN HAGAR, МЯТЕЖ, SAMARRA, SWAN OF TUONELA, CAUST, THIS LAND IS NOW DEAD, and GIUGNO.
Drummer/Vocalist Will offered the following for Zegema Beach Records:
“Some of these songs Christian & I wrote together in 2015 while still living at our showhouse the Haunted Mansion. We had met Jesse in Nashville on tour, and his whole band Van Hägar had recently moved to Richmond. Thom played here at Swamp Fest 2015 with Mothlight, and moved here shortly after from Chicago. Our local scene thrives on lots of different groups being active at once, so everybody is involved in additional musical projects. Jesse, Christian, and Thom all play some part in Pigeon Meeting, another band from here. The four of us reworked old songs together and wrote new ones, all writing lyrics and doing vocals as well. The five songs on this tape explore emotional isolation, humanity’s effect on the environment, systemic injustices, and more. Recorded in Richmond, VA on a snowy weekend in early January, at Thom’s house in Church Hill and Jesse’s house in Manchester.”
Photo by Courage Music Photography.