Austin psychedelic dream-pop band Holy Wave have announced their new LP ‘Interloper’ and shared the lead single I’m Not Living in the Past Anymore. The track features a meditative chorus and the band’s signature psychedelic drone. “It’s basically sort of a mantra,” says the band, “Repetition is crucial in changing the way you interpret and interact with the world around you.” Watch the video clip for I’m Not Living in the Past Anymore via YouTube below.
On ‘Interloper‘, the band adds new layers to their lush and mesmerizing songwriting style. Written about the duality between life at home and life on the road, it sees the band expanding on their most esoteric and thought-provoking themes. I’m Not Living in the Past Anymore is a mantra about breaking the cycle of the mundane, Escapism is a dream-like meditation. Interloper serves as the centerpiece for this self-expanding record, asking, what happens when the world beneath your feet changes so much that you feel like a stranger in your own shoes? The band turns inward, to blissed-out moments on album opener Schmetterling, the saccharine haze of R&B, and the freak-out catharsis of live favourite Buddhist Pete.
With ‘Interloper’, Holy Wave weaves together a contemplative tapestry that can serve as a road map for the diffident, a soundtrack to self-realization, or simply an invitation to escape.
Holy Wave: ‘Interloper’
May 8, 2020
Reverberation Appreciation Society
4. Maybe I Can Cry
6. I’m Not Living in the Past Anymore
7. No Love
8. Hell Bastards
9. Buddhist Pete
‘Interloper’ I s due out May 8th via Reverberation Appreciation Society. Pre-order ‘Interloper’ here.
In addition to the new album, Holy Wave also announced the first leg of tour dates. Tickets are on sale now.
3/11 – The Outland – Springfield, MO
3/12 – Rozz Tox – Rock Island, IL
3/13 – Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
3/14 – MELTED Festival – Columbus, OH
3/16 – Strange Brew 9 (SXSW) – Austin, TX
May 21 – Continental Room – Houston, TX
May 22 – Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA
May 23 – 529 – Atlanta, GA
May 24 – JJs Bohemia – Chattanooga, TN
May 25 – The Mothlight – Asheville, NC
May 27 – Fuzzy Cactus – Richmond, VA
May 28 – Comet Ping Pong – Washington, DC
May 30 – The Sultan Room – Brooklyn, NY
May 31 – The State House – New Haven, CT
June 1 – ONCE Ballroom – Somerville, MA
June 2 – L’esco – Montreal, QC
June 3 – The Garrison – Toronto, ON
June 6 – Ballyhoo Music Fest – Indianapolis, IN
June 7 – Meteor – Windsor, ON
June 8 – Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
June 9 – Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI*
June 10 – Turf Club – Minneapolis, MN*
June 11 – Total Drag – Sioux Falls, SD*
June 12 – The Rino – Kansas City, MO*
June 13 – Opolis – Norman, OK*
* w/ Winter
More about Holy Wave?
Holy Wave is an experimental dream-pop band originally from El Paso, Texas. After seeing a life-altering performance by My Bloody Valentine in 2008, the band moved to Austin to pursue their own vision of Texas psych, their sweet melodies dyed in carefully constructed noise.
The band have cemented themselves as a staple force in the international indie scene, with key performances at Levitation, Desert Daze, and nearly every psych gathering on the planet. They’ve toured the world, and shared the stage with heroes such as Slowdive, Spiritualized, Hope Sandoval and The Black Angels. Their body of work has received critical acclaim from Pitchfork, Consequence of Sound, Paste Magazine and countless others, and in 2020 they are prepared to release their latest body of work.