Copenhagen psych rock trio THE SONIC DAWN premiere shimmering new album ‘Enter the Mirage’ in full ; out May 22nd on Heavy Psych Sounds
Denmark’s psychedelic rock figurehead THE SONIC DAWN debut their hopeful and shimmering fourth album ‘Enter The Mirage’ exclusively via Shindig Magazine today. The album release date was postponed to May 22nd on Heavy Psych Sounds.
Says the band: « We created Enter the Mirage to be experienced as a full album. The songs make sense in each other’s company. So far it has been very positively received, with fans ripping the LPs off our shelves and many overwhelming reviews already. Shindig Magazine called it “A modern psych classic and early contender for album of the year.” Enter the Mirage is not only a record intended for the diehard acid rockers, though. We hope that many different folks will give in to their natural curiosity and take a 38 minute high-volume stroll through the mirror with us. Come on in, friend, the water is fine!«
Stream new album ‘Enter The Mirage’ in its entirety
« Enter The Mirage » is arguably THE SONIC DAWN‘s most shimmering and powerful album yet. It has an unusual live feel for a studio album, packing much of the raw energy and electricity that has made their psychedelic shows famous in the rock underground. Frontman Emil Bureau enlighten us about the new album’s inception: « First I lost my father, then I lost my job and finally I lost my will to be a servant of anything that isn’t peace, love and freedom. It should be simple, but in this world it isn’t. Instead of getting back on the so-called career path, which is generally a dead end, I took a leap of faith, with the band’s support. »
THE SONIC DAWN ‘Enter The Mirage’
Out May 22nd (CD and vinyl) and May 1st (digital)
on Heavy Psych Sounds – Preorder
THE SONIC DAWN is a trip – a psychedelic blend of styles, from jazzy sitar pop to heavy acid rock. The Copenhagen trio offers melodic songs infused with a ’60s West Coast flavor, laced with dreamy vocals and delivered with an explosive stage presence. Since the release of their acclaimed debut ‘Perception’ in 2015 (Nasoni Records), the Danish rockers have been caught on several European tours, which highlights were the Freak Valley Festival or the Liverpool Psych Fest, who had them sharing the stage with Graveyard and White Hills. They also opened numerous shows for desert rock king Brant Bjork. With three past albums and some 200 shows under their belt, THE SONIC DAWN is definitely a psychedelic band to be reckoned with. They will release ‘Enter The Mirage’ in March 27th via Heavy Psych Sounds Records.
‘Enter The Mirage’ overall theme is freedom, and visions that may seem too distant to be real, but only those who take the trip will ever really find out. Bureau spent half a year in a songwriting frenzy, spawning for The Sonic Dawn and also for his solo folk album (available soon on Heavy Psych Sounds). To give form to these song ideas, the band rented a space in the gloomiest part of Copenhagen, set up a studio there and rocked out for two months. The roughness of the place translates the determination from a tightly knit band. At the end of their long and laborious creative process, the band was completely broke. Fortunately, friend and former producer Thomas Vang (Roger Waters) allowed them to mix the album in The Village Recording at night, after his own sessions. Thanks to this and a skillful mastering by Hans Olsson Brookes (Graveyard), « Enter the Mirage » puts the high back in high fidelity.
THE SONIC DAWN is
Emil Bureau – Guitar, vocals
Jonas Waaben – Drums
Neil Bird – Bass
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