Lofty expectations and devastating disap¬pointments. Euphoric highs and general malaise. Break-ups make-ups and facing an uncertain future. Western Haunts latest self-titled album is music for the washed up, burnt out and the clock that’s ticking down. With a revamped lineup and new found energy, the band has created a lush, vast, glacial album. Western Haunts still touches on the haze of psychedelia and shoegaze, while being firmly rooted in Americana that the band is known for. However this collection of songs also cascades with a sense of urgency and immediacy that may feel new lo listeners.
Western Haunts music can be heard across the nation on CMJ radio stations and programming on MTV and FUEL TV. Live, Western Haunts have been touring and playing bills with national artists the likes of Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside, Sam Roberts Band, Lost In The Trees, Said The Whale, TEEN, Jessica Lea Mayfield and The Moondoggies. The band has been a featured studio performer on KEXP, performed at premiere music festivals such as Seattle's Bumbershoot, Capitol Hill Block Party, The Denver Times Underground Music Showcase and curated shows by Seattle's City Arts Magazine and Seattle Weekly.
Western Haunts is currently back in their recording studio working on a brand new record, set for release in early Summer 2015. The band has once again partnered with Seattle artist, painter and photographer Harold Hollingsworth to create a series of inspired visuals and singles which will be released in advance of the 7 song EP. Hollingsworth previously shot and directed the band’s music video for their song A Zealot Sun and also created the cover artwork for their 2014 self-titled full length release.
For more information on Harold Hollingsworth’s work: haroldhollingsworth.blogspot.com