Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Light In The Distace mini review

By Birkir Fjalar

    From Mississippi come Seraphim. Previously a young band with a promising seven-inch on their back, but in what seems like an instant they've become laudable songwriters prone to larger things. The Light showcases a band building on a solid foundation laid down by trailblazers such as Neurosis, Isis (Celestial/Panopticon era), adding touches of early Torche as well. Sounds like the ingredients for the countless clones that came in the wake of the aforementioned bands' successes. But fret not. Seraphim bring youthful exuberance to the table, as well as the willingness to sprinkle each song with something extra that gives them an edge. Opener "Growing Apart" would have been at home on a Sigur Rós record and quickly the vocals stand out. They are screams, for the most part, but are in key when the song calls for it, engaging the listener. When the clean vocals emerge, the songs welcome them; it's just the right mix. "The Dust Filled Our Lungs" might as well have been a collaboration with Today is the Day's Steve Austin. By this point I thought I had them figured out but the next song is a banjo number; it is as melancholic as it is pretty ― fantastic. Keyboards, e-bow and an array of pedals come into play throughout, only to solidify and diversify the album's rigid core. The Light In The Distance is a mature, satisfying effort awash with carefully penned songs that are strong, memorable and evocative.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Every Dog Has It's Day

In five days, our new record will be released! After almost a year of hard work and decisions, it will be in your ears. We are obviously very excited! Please visit and pick up a copy on Good Friday. If you aren't into vinyl, there is also a digital verison that will be for sale on the website as well. And if that doesn't suit you and you have to have a physical copy, later in may there will be a CD version released through Chainsaw Safety Records. If you like what you hear on the vinyl, I would recommend, at least purchasing the digital version of the CD version. There will be over seven minutes of additional music that you will not be able to recieve through A389 Records. We'll have more information on the availablity of the CD in the next coming weeks.

Show announcements:
Seems as if we will be canceling our show in Birmingham, AL @The Firehouse on April 20th. We are very sorry for those of you who were interested in attending the show, but...
We are proud to announce that we will be preforming at the first annual Secret Stages Fest in Birmingham, AL! Secret Stages Fest will be held in six different clubs in downtown Birmingham and will include one outside stage. We will announce when and what club we'll be playing this early next week. Visit their website and check out the bands and comedians that will be in action this year!
We have scheduled a seven day tour in June with Southern California's Xibalba!
dates are as follows,
June 21 Atlanta, GA @ TBA w/ Xibalba, Foundation
June 22 Orlando, FL @ Hoops Tavern w/ Xibalba, HiveMind
June 23 Pembroke Pines, FL @ The Talent Farm w/ Xibalba, HiveMind
June 24 Gainesville, FL @ TBA w/ Xibalba
June 25 Tallahassee, FL @ The Farside w/ Xibalba
June 26 Tupelo, MS @ The Spot w/ Xibalba
June 27 Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall w/Xibalba
June 28 Fort Worth, TX @ TBA w/ Xibalba

BTW/ a few pics from the Seraphim/Raindance tour are at the top of the post!
The tour with our friends in Raindance(fka Outrage) ended nicely. It was an incredible tour and we are very thankful for the support of every who came to a show and picked up merch as well as told us how much they enjoyed it and to Dewy for helping us with a place to stay when Raindance was stranded. Check out Raindance's new record that is to be released on GloryKid Records! One of my favorite releases and one of the best bands touring, period. See it all here:

Friday, April 1, 2011

"The Light In The Distance" release date announced!

We are proud to announce that the release date for our long awaited LP is April 22nd!


When do preorders go up? They aren't. A389 records will be making this release
available as an instant purchase: no preorders/no waiting.

A special limited edition pre-release edition of 'Funerary' will be posted for sale at on Good Friday: April 22nd 2011.

Details are as follows:
PULLING TEETH Funerary 2x12" w/Gatefold Cover
250 copies on black vinyl / 250 copies on green vinyl
First come/First serve.

A389 will also be releasing two other highly anticipated LPs that day:
PALA We Are Nothing
SERAPHIM 'The Light In The Distance'

The first 200 people who order all three new albums will also receive
a limited edition PULLING TEETH 'Demo 2005' Flexi 7" FOR FREE
Again, the only way to obtain the PT Demo Flexi is to order all three new LPs.

After that, a single LP edition of 'Funerary' will be available for order on/around
the first week of May for everyone else.

Watch A389 Records for more info on all of that: