NewsJuly 9, 2024 1:33 PM ET2,066 views

Escuela Grind reveal upcoming 'Dreams on Algorithms' full-length, release new single, "Turbulence"

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D. Torrieri

New England's long-time noise architects, Escuela Grind, are set to drop their next full-length endeavor, Dreams on Algorithms, on October 18th through MNRK Heavy

Crafted at Salem, Massachusetts' GodCity studio under the guidance of producer Kurt Ballou, and polished by Nick Townsend, the upcoming record follows up the band's 2022 debut feature, Memory Theater

Speaking on the album title, 'Dreams on Algorithms', vocalist Katerina Economou says, 

We wanted to write an album that identifies what it's like to consume in this era we live in: what we receive through our phones, the social media landscape, and personalized algorithms, and how it is translated by our subconscious. I think most people can relate to something in their online sphere infecting their dreams. This transfer was something we really wanted to expand on, and all of the songs have themes relating to dream analysis and technology.

To complement the unveiling of their new record, the ensemble has unveiled a fresh single entitled "Turbulence. Stream the "Turbulence" video, directed by Michael Jari Davidson (Alice In Chains), below.

Escuela Grind drummer Jesse Fuentes explains how the track came together:

I had the idea for the "Turbulence" title during a plane ride where I thought I was actually gonna die. My mind was fixated on landing and playing the next show. It helped me cope, and then it kept happening on a couple of flights after that. My last in-person conversation with Napalm Death's Shane Embury was very emotional; he suggested we add clean vocals after he overheard Katerina doing some clean singing on the tour bus (after shows, on our winter 2023 European tour with NxDx, everyone would sing along together. it really was magical). The vocal hook and melody on "Turbulence" was created a day before vocals were to be recorded at GodCity. We took that airplane experience, and wrote some straightforward, but meaningful lyrics.

Vocalist Katerina Economou says:

It will be immediately obvious when you first hear this song that it is a departure for us. We wanted to take a risk with "Turbulence", and after performing so many live shows over the last year we were ready to compile all that influence. The clean singing may take some people off-guard coming from a grind/hardcore band, but after touring with Napalm Death, we realized we wanted to incorporate that aspect into our music in a similar way. We definitely wanted a grungy, catchy chorus to sing at all of our upcoming festival appearances, and I hope the fans like the song as much as we do

 'Dreams on Algorithms' track listing:

  1.) DOA
  2.) Always Watching You (stream VIDEO)
  3.) Constant Passenger
  4.) Moral Injury
  5.) Concept of God
  6.) Animus Multiform
  7.) Scorpion
  8.) Planned Obsolescence
  9.) Toothless
10.) Turbulence (stream VIDEO)

Complementing this, the band is navigating through an extended European run and will appear on several eminent festival stages as part of their vigorous touring schedule.

07/10 Karlsruhe, DE @ TBA
07/11 Neukirchen-Vluyn, DE @ Dong Open Air
07/12 Munchen, DE @ Kulturzentrum Backstage
07/13 Velenje, SI @ Vratolom Open Air
07/14 Bratislava, SI @ TBA
07/23 Eindhoven, NL @ Dynamo
07/30 Lindau, DE @ Club Vaudeville
08/01 Leipzig, DE @ Soltmann
08/02 Berlin, DE @ Resist To Exist Festival
08/03 Granichen, CH @ Open Air Granichen
08/04 Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans, FR @ Sylak Open Air
08/08 Jaromer, CZ @ Brutal Assault
08/09 Dortmund, DE @ FZW
08/10 Vinelz, CH @ Openair Am Bierlersee
08/13 Copenhagen, DN @ Stengade
08/14 Hannover, DE @ Bei Chez Heinz
08/17 Moderna, IT @ Pignoletto Fest
08/24 Malmo, SE @ Malmo Massacre

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