Published Dec 10, 2013Earlier this year, the proggy post-hardcore Vancouverites of SSRIs reinvented themselves as Sprïng. Now, they've announce their debut album under the new name, revealing that Celebrations is due out on March 4.
Singer/guitarist/pianist Jo Hirabayashi engineered the self-produced record at the band's home studio in their shared East Vancouver house. Drummer Kevin Romain said in a statement, "Musicians look nostalgically back on bands like the Beatles, who got to hang around in a studio for months at a time, writing and recording music, having fun and experimenting with the medium — creating music that could only be made with unhurried access to a recording studio. We did that with this album; we spent days at a time recording overdubs of tambourines and things and trying out unorthodox recording techniques."
A press release adds, "Celebrations explores a lush and dynamic landscape, traversing sonic territory from warm, delicate finger-picked passages to vast, doomy riffage."
The tracklist is below. Scroll past that to stream the intricate psych-folk number "Follow." Note that previously unveiled single "Yer Chimurenga" doesn't appear here.
Sprïng will perform at Vancouver's Rickshaw Theatre on March 7 for their album release show. They will then tour across Western Canada later that month, although the dates have yet to be announced.
1. To Accuse
4. Show Don't
6. Pax Calx
9. In the Morning
11. You're the One