Kylesa Announce 'Exhausting Fire' LP, Share New Track

Kylesa Announce 'Exhausting Fire' LP, Share New Track
Sludgy Savannah band Kylesa started their very own label called Retro Futurist a couple of years back, but they will be sticking with Season of Mist for their next full-length. Exhausting Fire will be out on October 2.

The album was tracked at the Jam Room in Columbia, SC, with the band's own singer-guitarist Phillip Cope handing production. A press release explains that songs focus on the theme of "loss."

Exhausting Fire apparently represents a sonic shift from Kylesa's prior album, 2013's Ultraviolet. Singer-guitarist Laura Pleasants said in a press release, "I think with Ultraviolet we got too far into doing what we wanted and forgot that Kylesa is, at heart, a heavy band. That's one thing I had to keep in mind because I am interested in different kinds of music and writing differently. With this one, I wanted to write heavy riffs, the kind I hadn't written in a while, and see where that took us."

For a taste of the album, hear the melodic, hazily crushing "Lost and Confused" at the bottom of this page. If you're suitably impressed, Exhausting Fire is available to pre-order in various formats from Season of Mist's online store.

Also below, check out Kylesa's North American tour schedule. On the Canadian front, they've got a co-headlining shows with Cult of Luna in Montreal and Toronto in September.

Tour dates:

08/29 Durham, NC - Motorco
08/31 Charlottesville, VA - The Southern
09/01 New York, NY - Gramercy #
09/02 Montreal, QC - Case Campus #
09/03 Toronto, ON - Mod Club #
09/04 Chicago, IL - Reggie's #
09/05 St. Louis, MO - Ready Room
09/06 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
09/07 Augusta, GA - Sky City
10/06 St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre *
10/07 Miami, FL - Grand Central *
10/08 Orlando, FL - The Social *
10/09 Savannah, GA - Jinx *
10/10 Asheville, NC - New Mountain *
10/13 Columbus, OH - The Basement *
10/14 Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme *
10/16 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop *
10/17 Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar *
10/19 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall *
10/20 Philadelphia, PA - Black Box at Underground Arts *
10/23 Richmond, VA - The Broadberry *
10/24 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel *
10/25 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn *
11/06 Pomona, CA - Glass House ^
11/07 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre ^
11/08 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore ^
11/10 San Diego, CA - Irenic ^
11/11 Mesa, AZ - Club Red ^
11/13 Austin, TX - Red 7 ^
11/14 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live ^
11/15 Dallas, TX - The Prophet Bar ^
11/17 Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep ^
11/18 Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall ^
11/19 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex ^
11/20 Boise, ID - Neurolux ^
11/21 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre ^
11/22 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile ^

# with Cult of Luna
* with Inter Arma, Indian Handcrafts, Irata
^ with Fall of Troy, Powwers