Austin trio The Well share an apocalyptic video for ‘This Is How The World Ends’ from their powerful third album “Death and Consolation” which is out now.
“Death and Consolation” is without a doubt a weighty album title. And, The Well is among the heaviest heavy psych bands in existence. So when we say that there’s even more darkness and intensity to the band’s third album than previous efforts, take heed. It’s a deep sea diving bell of enveloping heaviness and longing.
Guitarist/vocalist Ian Graham says:
“This one is a little more personal, 2018 was a strange, dark year. A lot of change going on in my life, there was a lot of depression and coming out of it over the last year. I wanted to call this Death and Consolation, because in life that’s a constant.”
While The Well continue to walk an intriguing line between authentic early 70s doom/heavy psych and frayed weirdness of dark folk – especially with their haunting unison male/female vocals – the new album also adds the stark vibe of post-punk acts like Joy Division and early The Cure.
“I feel like this album is almost more gothic. We’re big fans of post-punk. There’s also much less jamming, the songs are tight and concise. And, did we mention, heavy? The band tuned down a full step to C-standard tuning for this album, which gives the proceedings its monstrous sound.”
“Death and Consolation” is available on LP, CD and download as of April 26th, 2019 via RidingEasy Records. Orders are available HERE.
The Well have launched an extensive North American tour in support of the album.
The Well US Tour 2019:
04/27 Austin, TX @ Independence Brewery
04/28 Austin, TX @ Waterloo Records
04/29 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
05/01 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown *
05/02 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive *
05/03 Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
05/04 Los Angeles, CA @ House of Machines
05/05 Long Beach, CA @ Alex’s Bar
05/06 Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp
05/07 Nevada City, CA @ Cooper’s
05/08 San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
05/09 Portland, OR @ High Water Mark
05/10 Seattle, WA @ Substation
05/11 Vancouver, BC @ Static Jupiter
05/12 Calgary, AB @ Palomino
05/13 Edmonton, AB @ Temple
05/14 Winnipeg, MB @ The Windsor
05/15 Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
05/16 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
05/17 Colorado Springs, CO @ Triple Nickle
05/18 Taos, NM @ Monolith on the Mesa Fest
05/19 El Paso, TX @ Monarch
* w/ Monolord