German post-punk band Holygram have released today their fantastic debut album “Modern Cults”, less than a week before they are set to continue their extensive tour with VNV Nation, this time on the other side of the Atlantic.
The album has seen two beautifully produced videos so far for the records lead singles, “Signals”, and “A Faction”, and the previously released single “Still There”, which in addition to being included on the band’s 2016 EP, is also featured on Modern Cults.
You can listen to the rest of the album in its entirety today, and get lost in an undertow of shoegaze and krautrock infused post-punk, such as a reworked earlier track “Hideaway”, “She’s Like the Sun”, the fantastic motorik beat of “Distant Light”, and more.
Following a record release show tonight with Whispering Sons, the band have an encore release show set for November 14th at the Viper Room in Los Angeles.
On the new album’s production and the upcoming North American tour with VNV Nation (see dates below) the band have stated:
“With Modern Cults we wanted to dig deeper into themes from our 2016 EP and explore its urban nightscapes and nocturnal animals a little bit more. It is a trippy journey through a city at twilight, a place between hope and loss, quite personal actually. What do certain places do to us and what happens to us when they fall apart?
We wanted to capture our live sound and worked with Italian producer Maurizio Baggio who is responsible for The Soft Moon’s albums Deeper and Criminal. We were looking for something raw and monumental but yet catchy and bright. The 11 songs are kind of the ideal version of a HOLYGRAM show.