[Photo by Sarah Hoster]
“BLEAKHEART have created a dark, hypnotic, glacial-paced blend of doom, post-rock, shoegaze, goth, folk, psychedelia, and more, and Kelly Schilling’s soaring voice keeps you hooked at
every turn.” — BrooklynVegan
Stream /Share BLEAKHEART’s “Dream Griever” HERE.
BrooklynVegan is currently streaming “Dream Griever” from Denver doomgaze unit, BLEAKHEART. The moving hymn comes by way of the band’s debut full-length of the same name, set for release October 23rd.
A haunting eclipse of sorrow and desire, BLEAKHEART weaves their longing psychedelia into a crushing mass of melancholic wonder. Writes Brooklyn Vegan, “BLEAKHEART have created a dark, hypnotic, glacial-paced blend of doom, post-rock, shoegaze, goth, folk, psychedelia, and more, and Kelly Schilling’s soaring voice keeps you hooked at every turn.”
Adds Schilling, “‘Dream Griever’ captures the essence of our sound while also expanding on new terrain. It is our ending epic, exploring feelings of loss, confusion and frustration during times of intense personal change.”
Stream BLEAKHEART’s “Dream Griever,” now playing at BrooklynVegan, HERE
BLEAKHEART‘s Dream Griver was produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Pete DeBoer (Blood Incantation, Dreadnought) at World Famous Studios in February – March 2020 and comes swathed in the art of Brian D’Agosta (Gostworks Art).
Dream Griever will see release independently on CD, cassette, and digitally with Sailor Records handling the vinyl edition. For preorders, visit the band’s Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION where first single, “The Visitor,” can be streamed.
BLEAKHEART was initially the solo project of JP Damron (Vermin Womb, In The Company Of Serpents) who soon recruited friend Kelly Schilling (Dreadnought) to contribute her voice to the venture. Following the release of their first demo, the dreamy-dreary duo was joined by Mark Chronister and Josh Kauffman to fully realize their distinct downtrodden, mournful resonance.
By juxtaposing somber, low-fi, guitar-driven soundscapes with shimmering, ethereal vocals and keys, Dream Griever seeks to reflect on the absurdity of the human condition. “The album explores the patterns of destruction and turmoil created within us and the time we lose within those fleeting cycles,” says Schilling. Through anger, deception, loss, and wanting, Dream Griever presents a vulnerable and beautiful atmosphere of introspection around the pitfalls of human experience. “The record goes to all of those places – the acknowledgement, the attempted escape, and the inevitable missteps into the depths of our own machinations.”
JP Damron – guitars
Mark Chronister – guitars
Josh Kauffman – drums
Kelly Schilling – vocals, keys