Official press release:
Greensboro, North Carolina-based heavy rock unit Irata will release their Tower full-length on May 24th via Small Stone Records.
In advance of its release, Small Stone is currently streaming the record’s thundering opening title track. Relays drummer/vocalist Jason Ward:
“We started writing the song ‘Tower’ with what is now the opening riff. The first verse was written with this riff replaying through my head while on a fishing trip with my kids and family off the coast of North Carolina. We were heading to a popular fishing and diving spot called The Tower. The Tower is an old weather station that stands at the end of Frying Pan Shoals about thirty miles out, right before the ocean floor drops off. It was a sunny day but the ocean was very rough and it was cold. This trip inspired the song.
One theme to the song is about the continuation of life after a catastrophic or seemingly catastrophic event and the blind faith some put in others to keep them safe through those events. Then the realization that the ones that are supposed to keep you safe really have no control either. If the ship is really going down, then it is going down and there is little to nothing anyone can do about it. Life will go on.”
Tower will be released on CD, digital, and limited-edition vinyl formats. For pre-orders, go to this location.
Tower track listing:
- “Waking Eye”
- “Innocent Murmur”
- “Crawl To Corners”
- “Golden Tongue”