Seattle-based doom blues foursome SUN CROW recently signed to Ripple Music for the worldwide release of their dark and hypnotic debut album ‘Quest for Oblivion’, due out July 2nd. Today they present a shiver-inducing second track with “Black It Out”.
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. Clocking in at a generous seventy minutes in a Pacific Northwest haze of tar-thick riffs and grooves wrapped in epic vocals, their acclaimed debut album ‘Quest For Oblivion’ truly is a gloomy yet engrossing sonic journey, a dark psyche experience wrapped in the foursome’s loud and bleak existential doom rock. The album will be officially released on CD, limited edition vinyl and digital on July 2nd through Ripple Music.
About “Black It Out”, the band says: “Black it Out follows the opener Collapse, where our travelers had escaped from some place they were before. Maybe they believe they are escaping to someplace new that seems better. ‘Black it Out’ finds them waking up after a long journey and not being sure whether their memories of where they came from are real. Can they trust their memories have returned after erasing them? Are the recorded images and sounds they experience the same as what they had made for themselves in life? Do they really want to know?” Don’t forget to check out first single “Collapse” at this location.
SUN CROW ‘Quest for Oblivion’
Out July 2nd worldwide on Ripple Music – PREORDER
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 vocals of Charles Wilson to create heavy rock obliterations untethered to conventional delivery. Wilson mysteriously left the project during the completion of the album. The band was subsequently joined by long-time friend and powerful vocal stylist Todd Lucas, bonding in a strong creative circle as the world descended into a global pandemic.
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 a wide distribution of their molten debut and future smoldering releases.