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US shoegaze/post-rock quartet Holy Fawn stream their highly-anticipated new album »Dimensional Bleed«, out now via Wax Bodega

Phoenix, Arizona based shoegaze/post-rock quartet Holy Fawn is streaming their highly-anticipated sophomore album, »Dimensional Bleed«, out on September 9th, 2022 via Wax Bodega.

01. Hexsewn
02. Death Is A Relief
03. Lift Your Head
04. Empty Vials
05. Amaranthine
06. Dimensional Bleed
07. Sightless
08. Void Of Light
09. True Loss
10. Blood Memory

Courtesy of Speakeasy PR:

“…»Dimensional Bleed« holds the sublime and the saturnine in equal reverence, and the album is all the more exceptional for it.” – Paste

“»Dimensional Bleed« is more than just a collection of opulent post-metal songs; it’s an enchanting yet challenging journey for the heart, soul, and mind.” – Metal Injection

“This ascendent Phoenix quartet completely transcends all genre politicking, merging fuzz-pedal crush with ethereal swoon as well as any band since Deftones.” – Austin Chronicle

“Holy Fawn build giant, cresting waves of uplifting brutality, and they do it without really sounding like anyone else” – Stereogum

“…a high-water mark for music that combines the skyscraping atmospheres of post-rock with the heavy breadth of textured metal.” – Revolver

“When silence finally comes, the significance of »Dimensional Bleed« becomes all too clear. »Dimensional Bleed« is not only a great addition to the metal-gaze pantheon, but a mind-altering voyage through the dichotomy between life and death.” – MetalSucks

“If you haven’t heard of Holy Fawn, they’re easily one of the best bands out there. Categorized as something between blackgaze and doomgaze, they seamlessly blend loud and noisy with soothing melody. If you’re looking for somewhere to start, let’s put it this way, they don’t have a bad song in their catalog.” – Bloody Disgusting

Photo by Charles Barth

Sept. 9, 2022, Phoenix, Ariz. – Holy Fawn’s new album, »Dimensional Bleed«, is out now via Wax Bodega (listen here).

“We’re always going to be the same four humans making music,” singer/guitar player Ryan Osterman said as news of the album was made public. “With every release, I feel like we’ve continued to learn how to best support each other both mentally and musically, which enables us to try new things. Personally, I think this record has truly allowed us to explore more creative avenues than we did with »Death Spells«.”

Guitar player Evan Phelps explained the concept behind the album’s name: “»Dimensional Bleed« vaguely refers to a concept of multiple dimensions and timelines that could exist simultaneously. A lot of different media has alluded to this ideology, and I find the possibility of multiple dimensions intersecting and bleeding into others to be fascinating.”

Over the lead-up to today’s release, the Phoenix-based band released three advance singles (»Death Is A Relief«, »Dimensional Bleed«, and »Void Of Light«) from the Mike Watts (Dillinger Escape Plan, Glassjaw)-produced album. The videos for »Death Is A Relief« and »Void Of Light” showcased two sides to the foursome, with »Death Is A Relief« exploring grand, sweeping vistas exploring the narrative of life and death, while »Void Of Light« shines a light on Holy Fawn’s restrained power as a live entity.

Holy Fawn are in the midst of a U.S tour, with a Riot Fest performance closing out the current leg, followed by additional stints in the U.K. and a Western U.S. trek in November.

September 9 Philadelphia, PA Milkboy
September 10 New York, NY Saint Vitus
September 11 Providence, RI Fete Music Hall
September 13 Pittsburgh, PA Club Café
September 14 Lakewood, OH The Foundry
September 15 Ferndale, MI The Loving Touch
September 16 Chicago, IL Riot Fest

September 26 Manchester, UK Deaf Institute
September 27 Glasgow, UK The Garage (Attic)
September 28 Nottingham, UK Bodega
September 29 Bristol, UK Exchange
September 30 London, UK 229

November 1 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
November 2 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
November 3 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
November 5 Oakland, CA Starline Social Club
November 6 Sacramento, CA Harlow’s
November 8 Seattle, WA Chop Suey
November 9 Portland, OR Mission Theater
November 11 Boise, ID The Shredder
November 12 Salt Lake City, UT Metro Music Hall
November 13 Denver, CO Marquis Theater

Astronoid open through Sept. 15
Som and Grivo open on dates from Nov. 1 to 13

Holy Fawn is Ryan Osterman (guitar, vocals), Evan Phelps (guitar), Alexander Rieth (bass), and Austin Reinholz (drums). The Arizona-born band have released one album: »Death Spells« (2018) as well as two EPS: »The Black Moon« (2020) and »Realms« (2015). Holy Fawn independently released »Death Spells« in 2018, with the captivating underground album receiving a wider re-release via Triple Crown Records in 2019. Stereogum said the band and album are “impossible to ignore,” going on to call the 10-song release a “revelation.” Heavy Blog Is Heavy said Holy Fawn is in a “realm all their own,” and dubbed Death Spells ”a “landmark” release.

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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