"Worship the Future" picks up where the last full-length release Oraoneiroi left off, but also walks through the door that was opened with the 2010 single All Is Ripe. Choosing to pull back where older songs would’ve pushed, "Worship the Future" showcases a new-found melodic sensibility for The Deepsea Goes. Songs are given more time to breathe & clearer dynamics allow the songs to ebb & flow towards their inevitable crescendos.
Opening song "What" opens with a doomy, sludgy guitar riff before driving drums propel the song forward. "Are" shimmers & drones before opening up into the kind of discordant explosions The Deepsea Goes is known for. Opening with a drum fill, "You" is the most straightforward song on the EP, taking it’s cues from the 90’s shoegaze scene. The song "Waiting" has an almost middle eastern feel with it’s circular guitar parts & steady drum beat. Closer "For?" is the most dynamic song on the record & manages to twist & crawl from a quiet coda of drums & guitar to a bouncy explosion of guitar noise & feedback.
Taken altogether the song titles “What Are You Waiting For?” could just have easily been asked of the band itself. Released two years after their last tour & almost three years after the last full-length release, it represents a reassertion of not only the band’s existence, but also it’s strengths. Inspired by the intervening years when the band wasn’t as active, the song’s range in subject matter from the band’s pet topics like the end of the world, prostitution & the global economy to the debasing nature of living a life of travel, near-death experiences & impossible love.
If "Worship the Future" is any indication we won’t have to wait for The Deepsea Goes.
released June 26, 2012
Paul Michael White Jr. // Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Janine Leilani White // Drums
Transnational Debate TRD-012
Recorded in the summer of 2011 in El Sereno, CA.
Tracks 1-3 vocals recorded on 06/06/2012 in Los Angeles, CA.
Tracks 4 & 5 vocals recorded on 03/16/2013 in Green Valley, CA
Tracks 1-3 Mixed & Mastered by Paul Michael White Jr. on 01/28/2013
Tracks 4 & 5 Mixed & Mastered by Paul Michael White Jr. on 03/16/2013
Published by Transnational Debate (ASCAP)
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