Steelism is set to release a new album, ism, the followup to their critically-acclaimed debut album 615 To Fame, on June 23. The ten-song collection finds the band drawing inspiration from mid-century modern design, early Brian Eno productions, and ’70s film scores, and will be released on their own imprint Intoxicating Sounds, distributed by Thirty Tigers. The album marks the first time the band partners with featured vocalists on a project, with guest appearances from Tristen, Ruby Amanfu, Andrew Combs and Jessie Baylin.
“I’ve been doing live shows with Steelism for a couple of years now,” explains Amanfu. “We always find a bit of magic when we play together so being invited into the workshop with them to collaborate for their new album seemed like a natural step.”
The band describes one of the new songs on the album, “Re-Member,” as “an instrumental reflection on nostalgia and the first piece we recorded for the album. Elements of AIR, David Axelrod’s Songs of Innocence, and Pink Floyd’s Obscured by Clouds were noted in the production to set the sonically rich tone of ism. However, we wanted the story of the album to begin with just the entrance of pedal steel and guitar, which is how Steelism began.”
ism is now available for pre-order and includes instant downloads of “Eno Nothing,” “Shake Your Heel,” “Roulette” and “Re-Member.” Physical pre-orders are now available via the band’s web store and digital pre-orders are available via Amazon and iTunes.
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