The Vintage Caravan announce their fifth studio album, »Monuments«, out on April 16th via Napalm Records
Icelandic heavy rockers The Vintage Caravan unleash a music video for the first single and opening track »Whispers« taken from their fifth studio album, »Monuments«, out on April 16th, 2021 via Napalm Records.
The band on their new album: “We are proud to present to you our new album »Monuments«! This one has been long in the making and we truly believe this is our best work so far. We went into a legendary Icelandic studio, Hljóðriti, during the stormiest season of last winter and tracked non stop for 22 days, working around the clock to get as much done as possible. Luckily enough we finished tracking just before the pandemic hit.
Having worked with producer Ian Davenport on our previous album »Gateways«, we were comfortable and inspired to take the album to new heights in terms of sound, feel and songwriting. We ended up with quite a diverse set of songs through an interesting and in many ways different process than our usual recording sessions. It was a great feeling to get to experiment more with our sound in so many different ways. We hope you’ll enjoy the journey through »Monuments«!”
03. Can’t Get You Off My Mind
04. Dark Times
05. This One’s For You
07. Sharp Teeth
09. Torn In Two
10. Said & Done
From Napalm Records:
Virtuosic ‘70s rock guitar ruminations encounter an irrefutable mixture of astonishing modern elements and classic psychedelic / progressive rock trademarks: Icelandic frontrunners The Vintage Caravan return with their fifth studio album, »Monuments«, out April 16, 2021 via Napalm Records.
After countless high-voltage live performances at festivals such as Roadburn, Wacken and Hellfest, and touring with Opeth, the Icelandic band’s new full-length impressively demonstrates that they have matured both musically and lyrically – presenting their very own potent mixture accented by bold, nostalgic nuance.
On 11 diverse tracks, these youngbloods from Reykjavik truly cast a spell on fans of bewitching, guitar-driven classic and blues rock influences. The album opener, »Whispers«, clearly showcases the band’s musical progression without sacrificing their tried-and-true, retro-inspired sonic trademark. »Crystalized« convinces with light blues influences, encircling the listener in enchanting guitar lines and quickly rising to the full extent of its power while evoking anecdotes of retro nostalgia.
»Can’t Get You Off My Mind« takes its listener on a blistering ride through pounding drums, intense guitar solos and an undeniably catchy chorus, while tracks like »This One’s For You« represent a stunning blueprint in The Vintage Caravan’s musical universe with unconventional, surprisingly calm melodies and Óskar’s gripping, tranquil vocal power. In contrast, bold drumming merges with fast-paced riffs, enveloping an impressive galloping vortex and pronouncing tracks like »Dark Times« and »Said and Done« as top notch rock pieces. The soft plugging, atmospheric sound of album closer »Clarity« symbolizes the crowning culmination of a 60-minute journey through the eternal landscapes of Iceland and the poetic lyricism of the trio.
With their new studio-album »Monuments« and its captivating, stellar arrangements, these rising stars definitely know how to put their very own stamp on the retro rock wave!
The Vintage Caravan is:
Óskar Logi Ágústsson – Vocals, Guitar
Alexander Örn Númason – Bass, Backing Vocals
Stefán Ari Stefánsson – Drums, Percussion
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