Sun Crow sign to Ripple Music for the worldwide release of their 2020 debut album, »Quest For Oblivion«
Seattle doom blues merchants Sun Crow have signed to Ripple Music for the worldwide release of their 2020 debut album, »Quest For Oblivion«, which is coming out on July 2nd, 2021.
The first single and opening track »Collapse« is streaming below.
The band comments: “We’re stoked to be working with Ripple Music to bring heavy tales of »Quest For Oblivion« to you. It’s an honor to stand among talented sound makers in the Ripple Family we’ve admired for a long time. We knew right away we’d found a home with like-minds on a corner of this rock we all ride on.
It has been a long, strange journey through a bizarre time. A time of chaos, confusion, and suffering for far too many. We’ve been fortunate enough to meet some fantastic people and made solid friendships along this way. Music and our connections to one another are essential always, but especially so in these times.
Thank you for your support and your company through wherever we are now, and wherever we may find ourselves next. Stay healthy, take good care of self and others, and turn up the heavy music!”
From Ripple Music:
Seattle-based up and coming stoner rock foursome Sun Crow just signed to Ripple Music for the worldwide release of their debut full-length »Quest For Oblivion« on July 2nd, 2021. Plunge your ears in their tar-thick new single »Collapse« now!
Sun Crow is a heavy rock band out of Seattle. Their debut release »Quest For Oblivion« clocks in at a monolithic 70 minutes in a Northwest haze of thick Sabbathian riff and groove. Through their loud and bleak existential doom rock, the quartet channel sounds recalling early proto metal and warps them into a contemporary and heavy metallic, dark psyche experience.
Says the band about this new collaboration: “We are stoked to be working with Ripple Music to bring heavy tales to the furthest shores. It’s a pleasure to be a part of the Ripple Family, and an honor to count ourselves among these talented sound makers we’ve admired for a long time. From the first call it seemed like an uncanny connection, and that we’d found a home of like-minds on a corner of this rock we ride on hurtling through space. »Collapse« is the opening call to »Quest For Oblivion«, a heavy reflection of memories surfacing from our journeys out of the past headlong into an unknown. The louder we turn it up, the deeper into the night it echoes.”
Working from a time-slip in the tight and gritty live spaces of the Pacific Northwest, guitarist Ben Nechanicky and drummer Keith Hastreiter exploit years of making music together along with the thundering bass of Brian Steel and expressive vocal style of Todd Lucas to create heavy rock obliterations untethered to conventional delivery. Rain-soaked doom blues, moss-covered stoner rock, grey sky heavy psych, whatever they call it, Sun Crow calls the old spirits of high volume heavy rock into close quarters and paints the ceiling and walls with magnets, wood, and glass. Their debut album »Quest For Oblivion« will be issued on July 2nd, 2021 on CD, limited edition vinyl and digital through Ripple Music.
02. Black It Out
03. End Over End
04. Fell Across The Sky
06. Nothing Behind
First self-released in November 2020 through Bandcamp, Sun Crow’s debut »Quest For Oblivion« was well received and highly regarded by the heavy underground. The album topped the Doom Charts in November and December 2020, landing itself on many best of and year-end lists, and it continues to make waves. The band joined the Ripple Music family in early 2021 to create a heavy partnership that will see wide distribution of their molten debut, and future smoldering releases.
Sun Crow is:
Ben Nechanicky – Guitar
Keith Hastreiter – Drums
Brian Steel – Bass
Todd Lucas – Vocals
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