‘Tongue Bones’ was recorded
with producer Nico Brusq at the Capitola Analogue studio in the South
of France. The studio’s remote location and derelict decor inspired
the track’s whimsical yet eerie feel. Primarily recorded live off
the floor using a Tascam 2” reel to reel, the track aims to capture
the band’s ability to cross genres and accentuate dynamic
Constructed by frontman Thomas Rowe together with
Tyler Mcleod and edited by Daisy Dickinson, the visual concept of the
release aims to bring the new album artwork to life and introduce the
audience to the idea of polarization The lyrics were written under an
altered state of DMT in Tom Furse’s (The Horrors) garden and
thematically intertwines the concept of past lives limiting current
potential through broken dreams and inexplicable sexual energy.
Ultimately culminating with a fragmented sense of hope… “there’s
not a planet in the sky that would fall for you but I still believe in
your Tongue Bone’.
This new LP is the band’s follow up to
their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Sentimental Meltdown’
which saw Mass Datura compared to The Flaming Lips and Animal
Collective, and play a celebrated spot at the Liverpool Psych Festival
alongside tours with Black Angels, A Place to Bury Strangers, Black
Mountain and Greg Ashley.
Thomas Rowe writes surprising and
playful songs that draw from an unusually broad patchwork of personal
experiences. He grew up in a working-class family next door to a First
Nations Reservation on Vancouver Island, became a sponsored
skateboarder in San Francisco, and is now a bespoke shoemaker in
London. He’s also published three of his own idiosyncratic poetry
books and exhibited his collage art in galleries in the capital.
Following a recent and successful UK tour with Canadian psych
rockers Black Mountain (jagjaguar), the Mass Datura line up of Thomas
Rowe (guitar & vocals), Patrick Bartlett (drums), Joseph Colkett
(bass), Christy Taylor (synths & mellotron), Leanne Roberts
(violin & vocals) and The Horrors’ Joshua Hayward (pedal steel
guitar) will play a London show at The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston on
Saturday the 28th of March 2020. More live dates will be announced in
the very near future.
MARCH 28TH – THE
SHACKLEWELL ARMS, LONDON E8