Our longtime buddy Matt Mascarenas and his new project WESTING have been cheting on IDIOTEQ and arranged their new EP premiere through New Noise Magazine. As sad as it sounds, it actually happens pretty often and, with a tongue-in-cheek aside, wr’re really proud more and more media drop some features on noteworthy acts like this. WESTING started as a solo project of Matt Mascarenas two years ago and recently added Brett Romnes (I AM THE AVALANCHE) and Gary Cioni (DAYTRADER) and recorded this new EP in Hopatcong, New Jersey. The EP is released today and has been offered as a free download below! On “I Haven’t Been Feeling Myself”, WESTING have added another solid chapter to their growing story and it’s really worth your time.
Here’s the official press release:
Westing set out to release their loudest album to date, I Haven’t Been Feeling Myself. With this album Westing departs from their previous quiet acoustic sound and introduces a whole new intensity, expanding into a full band post-hardcore sound.
Westing set out to record in a new environment and teamed up with Brett Romnes (I am the Avalanche) and Gary Cioni (former band member from past band Daytrader) during the fall of 2016 to create I Haven’t Been Feeling Myself at Barber Shop Studios in Hopatcong, New Jersey.
“After several solo shows, I quickly realized playing quiet acoustic songs by myself is not what I want to do. I need to be loud.” – Matt Mascarenas
Matt Mascarenas started Westing as a solo project in 2015. In what began as a way to keep his musical creativity alive when he wasn’t touring, Westing quickly became an ongoing pursuit, releasing a series of impromptu acoustic singles and splits.
What originally started out as an acoustic solo project, Westing has transformed into a high intensity sound somewhere between the punk-rock he grew up with and indie songwriting he grew into. I Haven’t Been Feeling Myself will be released on April 14, 2017.
Catch WESTING live at:
April 26 – Salt Lake City, UT at Urban Lounge with Tim Kasher & Allison Weiss
May 4 – Salt Lake City, UT at Urban Lounge (Record Release) with Andrew Goldring, Swans of Never, Mountain of Mirrors