NYC based new wave/post punk band Lathe of Heaven have dropped their new single “At Moment’s Edge” and is accompanying video.
The track is the second taste of their upcoming debut album ‘Bound by Naked Skies‘, due to be released on September 1st via Sacred Bones. Pre-order your copy here.
UPDATE 8/14/2023: “At Moment’s Edge” is our new Single of the Week!
The 11-track record blends elements of British new-wave and Finnish post-punk into a nuanced juxtaposition of 80s sonic mania. Incorporating themes of classic and contemporary science fiction, Bound by Naked Skies owes itself as much to its literary influences by authors such as Arthur C. Clarke and Ursula Le Guin, as it does to the music that informs its unique and deliberate sound.
Laden with dreamy synths and enchanting vocal melodies, “At Moment’s Edge” invokes within the listener a current of visceral elusion, ebbing towards a total re-imagination of any prior notions they may have had about the band.
“Existing in the lyrics are themes of process, change and complexity on a very personal level,” remarks the band’s vocalist Gage Allison, “which we believe is indicative of the recurring themes represented in the album.”
Lathe of Heaven Upcoming Live Dates
18 Aug – Union Pool (w/ Temple of Angels), Brooklyn,, NY
7 Sept – TV Eye (w/ Witness and Eyedrops), Brooklyn, NY
13 Sept – The Dirty Bird (w/ The Poisoning and The Exile), Santa Ana, CA
14 Sept – Knucklehead ( w/ The Exile and Shrouds), Los Angeles, CA
15 Sept – Zebulon (w/ Protocultura), Los Angeles, CA
16 Sept – Stork Club (w/ Vulture Feather and Vague Lanes), Oakland, CA
17 Sept – Enzyme, San Francisco, CA
18 Sept – Naked Lounge (w/ Vulture Feather and Exposure Therapy), Chico, CA
19 Sept – Coffin Club, Portland, OR
21 Sept – 23rd Sept – Varning Festival, Montreal, MTL
Photo credit: George C. Gildersleeve