I’m bringing back Music Monday (and releasing this week’s version a little early).
This week’s Music Monday is 50 minutes of atmospheric dark wave sounds from HOLYGRAM, who formed in 2015 in Cologne, Germany. Starting out with an intro appropriately named “Into The Void” that goes straight into “Modern Cults”, the tone for the rest of the album is set (and that setting is dark and synthesized).
My favorite song on the album is the 4th track, “Signals”, which has a little bit of a straightforward gothic sound to it.
Going into the 5th song, “Dead Channel Skies”, it breaks down just after the halfway point into a cool calmness before things get chaotic again towards the end.
Each track blends into one another without you even realizing it, which creates a pretty seamless listening experience. If you like bands like The Soft Moon and The Jesus and Mary Chain, then you’re going to like HOLYGRAM a lot.
Modern Cults can be downloaded from the band’s Bandcamp page and for those who like vinyl, it is available through Cleopatra Records.
If you’re in the Boston area, HOLYGRAM are opening for VNV Nation at Royale tonight.
HOLYGRAM 2018 Tour Dates:
Nov 25 – Royale, Boston, MA
Nov 27 – Théâtre Corona, Montreal, QC
Nov 28 – Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON
Nov 30 -St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit, MI
Dec 01 – Metro, Chicago, IL
Dec 02 – Skyway Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
Dec 04 – Oriental Theater, Denver, CO
Dec 05 – Metro Music Hall, Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 07 – Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA
Dec 08 – Roseland Theater, Portland, OR
Dec 09 – The Imperial, Vancouver, BC
Dec 12 – The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
Dec 13 – The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
Dec 14 – Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ
Dec 15 – Backstage Bar & Billiards, Las Vegas, NV