photo credit: David Fearn
Los Angeles-based band Iress will release sophomore album Flaw this fall.
Today the band shared “Underneath” the latest single to be lifted from the forthcoming release. The track premiered today at CVLT Nation
and will be available this Friday on all streaming platforms
. About the song Iress’ Alex Moreno and Michelle Malley explain, “‘Underneath’ is about the desire to give into self destructive patterns to feel numb, falling headfirst into that dark place that can be both scary and comforting. ‘So inviting, I dive, blue and bent,’ I imagine walking slowly into the sea and letting it engulf me.”
Iress makes the kind of music that submerges you into another world. Heavy. Dark. Electric. Doom-gaze guitars are layered over ethereal vocals that distort into anguished screams, accented by cinematic drums and dancing bass lines. Iress has built themselves into a commanding machine of sound, steadily gaining steam and momentum. Their powerful live performances and raw talent have caught on like wildfire, with their heavy, melancholic sound and cathedral like vocals, which have landed them opening spots for high-caliber acts such as Brutus
and Sunflower Bean
Recorded and produced by Sarah Tudzin (Illuminati Hotties), mixed by Collin Pastore, and mastered by Jett Galindo, Flaw was recorded at the Sunset House at Sunset Sound, Sonora Recorders, and the Snack Shack in Highland Park. The album’s first single, “Shamed” was described by DestroyExist as “Implementing elements of shoegaze to the band’s already compelling, heavy sound, and reliant on intricate instrumentals, detailed production and a crystal clear vocal delivery, ‘Shamed’ is not a typical piece for doom metal. Instead it benefits from the mixture of its overall dejected concept and genre fusing qualities to come out as something ethereal and esoteric, if not cutting edge.”