In anticipation of their upcoming sophomore album Little Darkness, out September 1 on Tender Loving Empire, up and coming Portland, OR-based group The Domestics are premiering the video for the album track “Tunnels and Trains” via Baeble Music. Watch the video at http://bit.ly/2eLcgFD.
Produced by Tucker Martine (Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists, Laura Veirs), the album was crafted by Leo London andMichael Finn in the wake of a pair of failed relationships following the band’s extensive 2015 U.S. tour with Blitzen Trapper. Pre-order Little Darknessat http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/littledarkness.
Finn, who works with Martine as an engineer at Portland’s Flora Recording, teamed with the critically acclaimed producer on the new album to create a sound distinct from the more organic, acoustic feel for which Martine has come to be known. Experimenting with a plethora of effects and found sounds such as crowd noise, hissing toy robots and chains dropping on a studio floor, the group would routinely spend upwards of 16 hours a day working in the studio while recording. “It felt like the culmination of the past five years spent working with Tucker, having built that rapport and aligning our workflow the way we have, and then getting to apply all that to these songs of Leo’s that we had developed such high expectations for,” explains Finn. “It’s the most rewarding process I’ve ever been apart of.”
U.K.-based website Gold Flake Paint recently premiered the album’s title track, calling it “a brooding and sometimes brash title track; a riveting four minutes or so that leaps between spacious vocal refrains and something altogether more urgent.” Stream the song at http://bit.ly/2t7bCE1 and share it athttp://bit.ly/2v4VDb3.