Posted on June 16 2021
The band's fifth album First Light is due for release this August, stream the first single and video now
The Third Sound are today announcing their new single and video ‘Your Love Is Evol’ and announcing their fifth album, ‘First Light’, due for release August 27th on Fuzz Club Records. Led by The Brian Jonestown Massacre guitarist, the Icelandic musician Hákon Aðalsteinsson, The Third Sound are a Berlin-based band that deal in a hypnotic blend of neo-psychedelia, post-punk and new wave. Out today with an accompanying video, you can stream ‘Your Love Is Evol’ below and pre-order the vinyl here.
Beginning as a piece of shimmering, shoegaze-inflected psychedelia, ‘Your Love Is Evol’ soon breaks down into something darker and more cacophonous by the time it rings out and draws to a close. Whilst the infectious bassline rumbles away beneath Doorsian organs, things soon dissolve into distorted wall-of-noise guitars with a gothic shadow lurking overhead. A suitable finale for a track that Hakon says is about “a deceptive love in any shape or form, one that lures you in and before you know it you have lost your way.” Appearing as if set in the Twin Peaks ‘Red Room’, Hakon describes the song’s accompanying video as “a simple portrayal of an after-hours gathering that escalates into beautiful madness, as commonly seen here in Berlin.”
Arriving following 2018’s ‘All Tomorrow’s Shadows’ LP, The Third Sound’s forthcoming ‘First Light’ LP, announced today, marks an evolution into a brighter and at times uplifting sound. Marrying moments of light and dark - as the first single, ‘Your Love Is Evol’, does so well – the result is the band’s most dynamic full-length to date. Talking about the album, Hakon said: “This album is definitely less gloomy than the previous one, although some ghosts from the past are lurking in the background. We always try to make something new on each album and never make the same album over again, but this feels like an even bigger change than usual, especially regarding the mood. Something new is beginning although the past is not forgotten. I think the title, First Light, describes the overall feel of the record pretty well.”