3/21/2016

Night Idea blends together complex and catchy prog music elements

How can progressive music evolve further on? On the heavier side of music it is a genre that is often used to bring in new elements to a existing sound. But how can elements of indie add content to a progressive rock act?

I think Night Idea, a band based out of Richmond, VA gives a nice idea how such a thing can work out. Their sound is multi-layered yet it is not too complicated. They set a focus on details when it comes to building songs and this fresh insight into their upcoming record "Breathing Cold" shows that is indeed possible to maintain a constant rhythm and song structure while adding little progressive elements all the way through the song which make the track a exciting listening experience.

Night Ideas second full length album "Breathing Cold" will be released March 25th on JuJu Records. Speaking about the upcoming record the band reveals that it comes with some sort of concept. Built around loose themes, Breathing Cold slowly descends into madness as it unfolds. The album starts very happy-go-lucky and bright, and then in the second half it takes a dark turn.

By the end of the record, the band have traversed through some really dark passages, and the listener is left somewhere completely different from the beginning. It’s a journey intended to be heard in full, a transformative experience for the listener and band alike. Lyrically, Carter Burton (guitar/vocals) has inspiration from all over the place. There isn’t a concrete theme to the lyrics, each song is a separate story. Some songs are about day to day experiences, some of it is existential.

The band Night Idea, (c) by Joey Wharton, used with kind permission

The band has some shows coming up, here's a list of the dates:

3/25: Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
4/05: Greensboro, NC @ Revolution Cycles
4/06: Savannah, GA @ The Erasery
4/07: Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House
4/08: Wilmington, NC @ Reggies
4/09: Atlanta, GA @ 529
4/14: Larami, WY @ University of Wyoming
4/20: Brooklyn, NY @ Sunny Vale
4/21: Beacon, NY @ Quinns Beacon
4/22: Providence, RI @ Aurora Providnce
4/23: Mystic, CT @ The German Mystic Club
4/28: Harrisonburg, VA @ The Golden Pony
4/30: Dublin, VA @ Progress Festival

Make sure to keep a eye upon the band through their sites on places such as Facebook, Bandcamp or Instagram.

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