Drowse Announces New Album ‘Wane Into It’, Shares New Song Featuring Midwife

    Drowse, the musical project of Portland musician Kyle Bates, has announced a new album titled Wane Into It. The follow-up to 2019’s Light Mirror lands on November 11 via the Flenser. Today, Bates has shared a self-directed video for the new single ‘Untrue in Headphones’, a collaboration with Midwife. Check it out below, along with the album artwork (featuring photography by Nyree Watts) and tracklist.

    “’Untrue in Headphones’ was the first song that I wrote for Wane Into It,” Bates explained in a statement. “In fall 2019, I captured the Bass VI parts DI through a preamp in my apartment because I couldn’t make too much noise. I recorded in different spaces and it kept expanding: live vibraphone arrangements, textures from Mills College’s Buchla 100s, field recordings of my van sampled into percussion etc… I asked Madeline from Midwife to collaborate on guitar and vocals because I knew her haunting style would add otherworldly colors to the sound. Working with her was surreal.”

    He continued: “The song is about ambiguity, listening to Burial’s Untrue on a train to anesthetize myself, and being ok with our inability to fully know another person—finding the value in it. The accompanying video was shot during a residency in La Barre, France, and on the Oregon Coast. It invokes the difficulty of being present: thoughts fragmenting through time and place.”

    Wane Into It Cover Artwork:

    Wane Into It Tracklist:

    1. Untrue in Headphones
    2. Mystery Pt. 2
    3. (Ashes Over the Pacific Northwest)
    4. Wane into It
    5. Telepresence
    6. Gabapentin
    7. Blue Light Glow
    8. Three Faces (Cyanoacrylate)
    9. Ten Year Hangover / Deconstructed Mystery

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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