Kylesa Ultraviolet on LP
One of the most anticipated hard rock releases of 2013, and the follow-up to their critically-acclaimed album Spiral Shadow, Kylesa return as challenging and daring as ever on their sixth full-length Ultraviolet which will be issued on Season of Mist Records. Moving well beyond their trademark riffs, Ultraviolet sees core members Laura Pleasants and Phillip Cope expanding and evolving. The dualism of Pleasants' versatile singing and Cope's shouted vocals melds perfectly with a constant change in sound.
Shifting effortlessly from heavy hard rock riffs to punk-infused beats to even barren cold wave concoctions, Ultraviolet sees Kylesa progressing in fascinating ways yet the Savannah-based quintet also manages to stay true to their roots. Kylesa recorded Ultraviolet at The Jam Room in Columbia, SC with the band's guitar player/songwriter, and sought-after producer, Phillip Cope (Baroness, Black Tusk) once again overseeing production.
"Whereas Spiral Shadow was a warm album suggesting concepts of hope, Ultraviolet is a bit colder and darker," explains songwriter/guitar player Laura Pleasants. “All of our studio albums have their own unique identity and we've always been a band who strives for something different than what current fads suggest. With Ultraviolet, we took a step inward and wrote music that we felt we had to write; this album centers around the multiple themes of loss and you can feel it in the music. Everyone goes through it during their lifetime and this record reflects that experience.”
Kylesa Ultraviolet Track Listing:
4. We’re Taking This
5. Long Gone
6. What Does It Take
7. Steady Breakdown
8. Low Tide
9. Vulture’s Landing