Caspian is set to release their third full-length studio album Waking Season on September 25th on Triple Crown Records. The band will hit the road with Minus the Bear this fall (confirmed dates below). The album is now available for pre-order HERE!
To celebrate the forthcoming release of Waking Season, Caspian has posted a free download of their Live At Old South Church album HERE. Be sure to check out the trailer for Waking Season HERE and all confirmed fall tour dates below!
Over the course of three albums and nearly ten years, Caspian has emerged as an elite band that deserves a place in the conversation about the changing face, sound and scope of instrumental rock music. Waking Season is their strongest statement yet—a fully immersive and almost mystical sonic experience that breaks open possibilities and busts through barriers with each new listen. Recorded and mixed with producer Matt Bayles, whose matchless work with Isis, Mastodon, Minus the Bear, Russian Circles and MONO alone has made him a creative force in prog-metal and noise-rock, the album marks a real transformation for the band, according to guitarist and founding member Philip Jamieson.
Most evident in Waking Season is the single-minded “all for one” sense of purpose that drove the making of the album. Jamieson and Joss, with their intricately layered guitar parts, could be as meditative as they were explosive, while Friedrich and Vickers showed they could lay down a heavy tread of low end and big beats without sacrificing dynamics—the hallmark of any rock rhythm section that has its ears wide open. Waking Season starts with a simple piano figure and wind effects, building slowly into a lush, textural soundscape that seems to break like the morning sun over a distant horizon. It’s clear they’ve expanded their musical horizons with masterful incorporations of chilling vocal arrangements (a first for Caspian), as well a live string quartet, static-frying percussion loops, jazzy, pastoral grooves, sampling, and signal-processing.
As the tools continue to morph, so does the music’s potential, to the point where any band can easily define its own genre. Call it progressive, futuristic or revolutionary—call it post-post-rock, even. Whatever your preference, the intrepid musos of Caspian are onto something different. Brace yourself.
Confirmed Fall Dates:
September 11th at The Pike Room in Pontiac, MI
September 12th @ Subterrenean in Chicago, IL
September 13th @ Varsity Theatre in Minneapolis, MN*
September 14th @ The Rave in Milwaukee, WI*
September 16th @ Blue Moose in Iowa City, IA*
September 17th @ The Vogue in Indianapolis, IN*
September 18th @ Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI*
September 19th @ Grog Shop in Cleveland, OH*
September 20th @ Water Street in Rochester, NY*
September 21st @ Stage AE in Pittsburgh, PA*
September 23rd @ Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ*
Sepenmber 25th @ Fillmore in Washington, DC*
September 26th @ Northern Lights in Albany, NY*
September 27th @ Royale in Boston, MA*
September 28th @ Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA*
September 29th @ Best Buy Theatre in New York, NY*
September 30th @ The National in Richmond, VA *
October 1st @Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, NC*
* w/ Minus The Bear