Published May 16, 2012Hamilton, ON group the Rest are finally set to release their new record Seesaw on June 12 via Auteur Recordings, though getting to this point hasn't been an easy task.
The album began "under the most heartbreaking circumstances," when friend and producer Dan Achen passed away. Achen produced the Rest's first two LPs, and upon his passing, the members "decided to honour him by recording at his converted church studio, in the same manner that we would have if he were there."
Once the record was completed, however, the indie rockers ran into more trouble when an "unexplainable hard-drive glitch" resulted in the loss of everything that had been recorded and mixed, delaying the original release date of April 2011. After working with a company that specializes in airplane black box recovery, Seesaw is finally set to go, and you can now listen to a new track each week up to its June 12 release.
The band are rolling out a new album cut every week, available for free download until the next one arrives seven days later. Currently in the fifth week of the project, you can download "John Huston" right now, and stream the previously releases tracks below. Keep an eye on the Rest's Bandcamp page for the remaining tunes.