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With little more under their belt than a relentless string of live performances, and a twice pressed (subsequently sold out) Self-Titled Demo, NYC based band Lathe of Heaven have proved themselves to be a potent and cohesive element amidst the torrent of hardcore punk and synth-driven pop revival currently proliferation throughout the U.S. underground.
Formed in 2021, the band features members of noteworthy Brooklyn based projects such as Pawns, People’s Temple, Porvenir Oscuro, Android, Hustler And more.
Though this roster of past and alternate musical endeavors exposes a diverse range of genre and skill sets, Lathe of Heaven Can only be understood as a departure from such influences, exploring a sound entirely of its own.
Now nearly two years later, Lathe of Heaven Are finally prepared to unleash their debut Full Length Bound by Naked Skies. With careful consideration, thiseleven track blends elements of British New-Wave and Finnish Post-Punk into a nuanced juxtaposition of 80s sonic mania. Incorporating themes of classic and contemporary Science-Fiction, Bound by Naked Skiesindebts itself as much to its literary influences as it does to the music that informs its unique and deliber-ate sound. Paying powerful homage to the uncanny worlds of authors Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia Butler, Ken Liuand of course Ursula Le Guin (whose novel the band is named after), themes of cosmology (“Ekpyrosis”), simulation (“Her-alds of the Circuit-Born”), mental illness (“Moon-Driven Sea”), and ontology (“Entropy,” “The Spider” etc.), weave implicitly throughout the arch of the record, providing a sense of insight into the minds of those plagued by the ambiguous nature of humankind’s terrifying and not-so-distant future.