A melancholic stroll through soundscapes shrouded in melody.
Camaraderie among musicians is a beautiful dynamic that yields exceptional music, as seen throughout time. Comprised of Ross Farrar (CEREMONY), Cody Sullivan (SABERTOOTH ZOMBIE), Jake Casarotti (CEREMONY), Ian Simpson and Victoria Skudlarek, SPICE are the embodiment of the human experience, achieved only through said camaraderie despite the distance that separates them. Today, the band announce that their self-titled full length debut is set to arrive on July 17th via the always eclectic Dais Records.
Consisting of conversations and other sound bites of each member's lives, Spice pulls listeners into an intimate, indie-pop outing of honesty and heart. The 9 tracks it consists of are an emotionally charged, blending a serene use of melody with signature Ross Farrar vocals, driving home the message in a triumphant manner.
"In the beginning, we were very conscious of what the shape of the record was going to be: short (thirty minutes or less), variation (a mix of short and longer songs), emotional, but not gushing, powerful, but not overt. We wanted there to be a single thread that connected everything, continuity, a sense that the record was one complete organism.”
“To authentically express pain can be difficult. It comes towards us every day in some shape or another, and parsing out which side to expel can prove arduous. With that, choosing what to hold that pain in, how to package it can also be hard. Then besets the question of form. In the adverse, too much sentimentality can soften form, yet too much pain – well - a good balance is due. At the onset of any artistic endeavor there is a (conscious or unconscious) search for form. Form is the vehicle’s engine, it lies beneath everything, a scaffold for content, where content stays.”
Stream the lead single First Feeling below and pre-order your copy of the record HERE.