Our new album - the first ever full-length - is out now on all major distribution platforms.
Use this link to find the music on your favorite major distributor.
We also whipped up a little live video for "To The Wind" using cellphone footage from various audience members at our CD release show last Wednesday in Toronto! Consider this a way to relive and enjoy the night for those who were not able to attend!
Big thanks to everyone who attended the show and all those who have been listening to "A Fearful Wonder" so far! Expect to hear from us more often as we enter this new era for our band!
Wow, where have we been? As it turns out, we have been hard at work putting together a lot of content for you, which is why we've been absent from this blog for a bit too long! No worries though, we are back, and with a vengeance at that.
First things first, as you may have gathered from our social media presence, we have released a music video for our new song To The Wind, a progressive funky pop metal (!?!?) song that represents a lot of our new direction and sound. You can listen to the song on any of your preferred platforms at this link.
To The Wind is the lead single from our upcoming full-length album, A Fearful Wonder. We have been working on this album since 2016 (and some of the songs since way earlier than that!) and it has finally come to fruition. Co-produced by us, and mixed/mastered by Stephen James Kerr (Afterwake, Golden Gate Graves, BamBoo), A Fearful Wonder is our first full-length album and a statement of our identity as a band. It's a huge accomplishment for us because Max (our lead singer) has been out of the country for the majority of the last three years, and we produced this album together over the internet. Google Drive might as well be another band member!
A Fearful Wonder releases worldwide on June 7, 2019!
On top of that, for those who want to hear some of our new songs a couple days early, we will be having our CD release show 2 days before the drop, on June 5, 2019, at the legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto. We will be joined by the Windsor shoe gaze dream team Talking Violet, our Toronto djentlemen Afterwake, and Mississauga legends Polarity.
We are eager to see our hometown friends at this show and to celebrate one of our biggest milestones yet as a band. You'll be hearing more information about the new album very soon as we get closer and closer to release date.
We're back with the podcast! Starting this fall we are going to be doing a series walking through our double EP Swimming To The Stars, breaking down both the process that went into creating it as well as exploring the meanings of some of these songs. Max is the main host, but you'll hear from the other band members periodically as well. This introductory episode quickly recaps the journey that led up to the creation of both Swimming To The Stars and how that project created a band out of a solo project. The following episodes will explore each song in more detail, with clips from recording sessions, early demos, and more.
Creativity is a seemingly endless pursuit. The very nature of it is unpredictable and exciting. But having a creative drive can be a curse too: in the best of times, it can leave us frustrated when our vision proves more difficult to achieve than to dream, and at the worst of times, a creative or artistic mind can leave some people vulnerable and hyper sensitive to darker or more stressful emotional triggers. Some artists feel everything acutely. And sometimes, the stress comes when we feel a need to create, and have things we want to express, but can't seem to put a finger on what exactly those things are. Artists are often seeking for the intangible - to make meaning and sense out of otherwise seemingly random events in life.
Our goal with this podcast is to give a window into how our music has served as a way to process real events and feelings, and hopefully inspire other creatives to find new ways to synthesize their experiences and transform them into more art.
Max sits down with Cody Bowles and Kevin Comeau at a local venue in Oshawa, ON to chat about their band Crown Lands. Topics include songwriting inspirations, Indigenous people's history in Canada, cognitive dissonance as Canadians from minority ethnic backgrounds, progressive music, "selling out", and more!
We're here announcing the debut of KozenCast - the new podcast by our band about everybody else's band. We're going to be having conversations with our musical peers about spirituality, philosophy, faith, experience, and how that all fits within music culture. This short intro episode gives some background on the idea behind this podcast, and we will shortly be posting our first full-length episode.
We're looking forward to seeing where this show takes us.