Having returned from a two year hiatus with last year's triumphant Swim Team LP, Boston's Arms & Sleepers is back and busier than ever, readying multiple new releases while touring far and wide. The duo recently offered up a brief split EP with Sun Glitters, and up next is Force Majeure.
Described by the band as "the closest to a concept release that we'll get," the EP explores the concept of life's journey, "starting with the nascent pulses and ending with the last breath." You can now hear the first part of the journey, "Birth Echoes," ahead of the EP's December 8 release. Continuing the warm sound Arms & Sleepers have adopted lately, the track gently builds and rises through layers of pulsing, glowing fog, full of wonder and anticipation as the title suggests. Looks like Force Majeure will be less beat-oriented and more cinematic than Swim Team.
Having recently raised a tidy sum of money on Kickstarter, Arms & Sleepers are giving us our money's worth. Aside from Force Majeure, they have the Miami EP in the works, as well as a collection of Swim Team remixes. Stream "Birth Echoes" and check out upcoming tour dates below.
Arms & Sleepers tour dates:
Nov 02 – The Dome (w. Caspian): London, United Kingdom
Nov 20 – Club de Vila Real: Vila Real, Portugal
Nov 21 – Museu Do Abade De Bacal: Braganca, Portugal
Dec 07 – Middle East Upstairs: Boston, MA
Dec 08 – Le Divan Orange: Montreal, Canada
Dec 11 – Speakertree: Lynchburg, VA
Dec 12 – Henley's Auction House: Charlottesville, VA
Dec 13 – The Garage: Winston-Salem, NC
Dec 16 – Will's Pub: Orlando, FL
Jan 08 – Kata: Tokyo, Japan
Jan 10 – Live Fact: Kl, Malaysia
Jan 12 – Hidden Agenda: Hong Kong, China
Jan 14 – CAMA ATK: Hanoi, Vietnam
Apr 07 – aMAZe Festival (Magdalenazaal): Bruges, Belgium