News•June 29, 2009 6:23 PM ET•2,876 views
Kayo Dot recording new album
Official press release: Fresh off of a US tour opening for Trey Spruance's amazing Secret Chiefs 3, Kayo Dot has arrived in Seattle, Washington to begin recording their second full-length release for Hydra Head Records. Throughout the tour, they performed and refined the new compositions, bringing them to new audiences and honing them for the upcoming recording, with Toby Driver also picking up bass duties for Secret Chiefs 3 each night. The new music features another sonic shift in the ever-evolving sonic lexicon of Kayo Dot. Expect a more visceral rhythmic sound with overdriven chorus basses, cave-echoed horns, vocals and strings, tuned struck metal, and a purveying melodic darkness threaded delicately throughout the sound of the music. Once again, the record will be recorded by Randall Dunn (Earth) who also recorded Kayo Dot'S critically acclaimed Hydra Head release from 2008, Blue Lambency Downward. Expect the release of the new music on Hydra Head in fall of 2009, with a September/October European tour and U.S. tour to follow the album release.