Tears Run Rings return with a new four-track release, "Somewhere EP," out October 19th on limited clear 10" vinyl and digital formats through a global label partnership of Shelflife and Deep Space Recordings.
The band released their third album, "In Surges," in 2016. The four songs on this new EP were written when the band met over a weekend in the late fall of 2016, and recorded over the next two years. The EP is, as usual, largely a long distance effort, primarily recorded in both Portland and San Francisco home studios. However, this EP marks the first time working with Kurt Feldman (Ice Choir, POBPAH, The Depreciation Guild), who mixed all the tracks.
The lead track ,"Helios Heliadae," features Matthew’s airy layered vocals alongside driving rhythms giving a nod to the early 80’s New Zealand sound. The next song, "Someone Somewhere," is a dreamy pop song that, on one hand, is a return to the lush, transcendent sweeping sound from the band's debut album, but also showcases the band's more polished pop sensibilities. Next, the jangly "Be Still" exerts a frantic energy reminiscent of bands like Moose and Pale Saints. The EP closes with the introspective "Daylight," a song drenched in soft melancholy and shimmering beauty.
Tears Run Rings are playing live for the first time in 10 years this fall, with shows in Portland, Oregon (October 20th at Turn! Turn! Turn!), and in Michigan as part of the Kalamashoegazer festival on November 10th at Bells (with Ringo Deathstarr, Airiel, Soft Science, Springhouse, Tambourina, Seashine, and Brief Candles). The band is working on a fourth album.