Pelagic Records is pleased to welcome Los Angeles-based FUTURE USSES to their expanding roster of forward-thinking artists, for the release of their The Existential Haunting debut later this year.
On The Existential Haunting, FUTURE USSES delivers an astounding instrumental record of devastatingly heavy, oppressively slow, yet shimmery and lush sludge-paced rock, run through a filter of nightmarish psychedelia. It’s difficult to believe that The Existential Haunting is really a debut. The trio’s sound comes across too shrewd, too canny, and too sophisticated. And though FUTURE USSES has really only played a handful of shows in their short career, principal songwriter Sacha Dunable has been a member of Intronaut for almost fifteen years and has dabbled in various doom metal projects (see Bereft).
Indeed, FUTURE USSES takes small elements of what those bands do and magnifies them, combining the slow-motion crushing power of doom with the atmosphere and dense harmonic tendencies of Intronaut. The band’s lavish guitar sound is built around live guitar loops which, as Dunable explains, “presents a whole set of limitations but also virtually endless opportunities. The beautiful thing about making an instrumental record is that you’re not obligated to impose any specific literal message onto the listener, but rather to concentrate on setting a vibe that can be interpreted or personified naturally through the power of their own imagination.”
The Existential Haunting will see official release this fall. Drums and guitars were recorded at Clearlake Audio with Josh Newell (Intronaut, Cynic) and Derek Donley (Intronaut, Bereft), and bass with Jon Nunez (Torche). Mixing was handled by Converge’s Kurt Ballou at God City Studio. More info to be revealed in the weeks to come. Fans of Explosions In The Sky, Russian Circles, Sigur Ros, Pallbearer, Pelican, Sleep, Yob, Earth and the like stay alert.
Check out The Existential Haunting video teaser here:
FUTURE USSES will be playing a number of West Coast shows this spring with bands like Dead Meadow, Whores, Sumac,and Helms Alee, and a European tour is in the making for the fall of 2018.
4/20/2018 Highline – Seattle, WA w/ Whores, Helms Alee
4/21/2018 Stumpfest – Portland, OR w/ Dead Meadow, Sumac
4/22/2018 Astoria – Vancover, BC w/ Dopethrone
Sacha Dunable – guitar
Derek Donley – drums
Dan Wilburn – bass