Hollow Sunshine announce new mini-LP Bible Sea on Iron Pier, stream new track “Bad Company”

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Official press release:

Iron Pier, an independent record label based in Brooklyn, NY, is excited to announce the release of Bible Sea, the new mini-LP from California duo Hollow Sunshine and the first entry in the label’s new mini-LP series. They’ve premiered the mini-LP’s first single and video for “Bad Company” on BrooklynVegan.

Hollow Sunshine acts as the creative union between songwriter/instrumentalist Reuben Sawyer and vocalist/lyricist Morgan Enos. In contrast to the duo’s previous LPs Held Above and Bring Gold, Bible Sea ditches a traditional rock band dynamic in favor of disfigured samples, 808 sequences and driving industrial percussion, a dark mixture of influences In My Rosary, Salem, Lycia, Have a Nice Life, and Yo La Tengo. The harsh, otherworldly atmosphere created by the music is soothed by Morgan Enos’s melodic vocal approach. Enos says:

“We wanted something very modern. Bible Sea is a curveball. Reuben and I work best headed into uncharted territory.”

Enos sees the lyrical theme of this lush darkwave masterpiece as “spiritual weaponry.”

Sawyer describes Bible Sea as the tension between animal and machine—a record that feels cold and alienating with “vocals that remain sensitive while the music is buried in digital muck.”

Bible Sea demonstrates the depth and ingenuity Sawyer and Enos are capable of on any release. Sawyer says that the goal was to create new and refreshing sounds and take as many risks as possible, putting the philosophy of the band succinctly: “music has no place in the hands of safety.”

Bible Sea track listing:

1. “Bad Company”
2. “Masks of Saturn”
3. “Bible Sea”
4. “Jewel After Another”
5. “Reservoir”
6. “Hades”

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Hollow Sunshine will tour the west coast in June 2016:

West Coast June Tour w/Death Bells (Australia)

June 13 – Oakland, CA @ Golden Bull
June 15 – Portland, OR @ High Water Mark
June 16 – Seattle, WA @ Central Saloon
June 17 – Eugene, WA @ Wandering Goat
June 18 – San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
June 19 – Los Angeles, CA