Oracles of the Grave​/​Promise

by Dead Waves

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"Albini’s raw recording style is an asset to Dead Waves’ new aesthetic, making their already gruesome sound feel dirtier and more sinister" - CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

"Taking their desperate loud sigh over too many dreamy indie bands afoot, they blow it all back out with a mournful wail of sludgy bass, big buzzy guitar and rumbling drums, harkening back to some Clinton-era rock glop, à la early Nirvana" - CMJ

“There is constant juxtaposition here from the band name outwards - the death vs the ebb and flow of life; the cleanness of the instrumentation vs the rust flaking off the molten riffs; the double-helix squall vs the tempered harmony of 'Promise'; I really like where this is heading…” - SONIC MASALA

"‘Promise’ is our first sneak-peek of the Dead Waves-Albini creation, and man, does it wail. From the rusted symbols and crashing drums to the gritty and menacing walls of dirty guitars this track truly is like stepping through the dark fuzzy portal of the distorted head-bashing 1980′s, distinctly reminiscent of early Dinosaur JR, The Pixies and of course, Nirvana." - TONE DEAF

“Oracles Of The Grave” is one of the heaviest, darkest and most on edge records I’ve heard in a long time…" - LISTEN WITH MONGER UK

'Hearing DEAD WAVES is like the first time you listened to THERAPY? and your tiny mind was blown" - DEADLY MUSIC!

"B-side 'Promise', is a melodic post-rock number that demonstrates an unexpected depth to their heavy sound." - NME

"Oracles of the Grave"...rises from the pit of hell, through the dirt, and to the surface" - IMPOSE MAGAZINE

"‘Oracles of the Grave’ is a song for those who are still waiting for this generation’s token ‘Heavy Act’. Well, Dead Waves may fulfil that role, and this track sure makes a good case for it" - SOUNDLY SOUNDS

"This track is for anyone who is sick of dreamy indie pop, and anything catchy that emotes feelings of love and happiness and kittens" - WORD KRAPHT

"This tune has got enough stomach churning distortion to make your seizures and morning shakes feel like a good thing" - REVIEW STALKER

"Queens, New York hard grunge three-piece Dead Waves is back to melt faces with their new single, "Oracles of the Grave!"... "Oracles of the Grave" is the first we've heard from Dead Waves since their stellar 2013 EP, "Take Me Away," and sees the bands already heavy sound get impossibly darker" - JAMSPREADER

credits

released 10 July 2014

recorded at Electrical Audio
recorded by Steve Albini
mastered by Bob Weston
album artwork by Ana Belen Ruiz/Teddy Panopoulos

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