Formed nearly 10 years ago while in high school the band now known as Murals (Evan Blum, Jacob Weaver, Rob Monsma) have traveled a long road to their debut Full Length LP. After some dips and turns the three core members have landed back in their home town of Louisville, KY. They write record and live in a house on a hill in the not so swank part of town – the type of place that acid trips and all day jam sessions go hand in hand. The results are an ever present body of slow churning psychedelic folk that wouldn’t be so surprising in your hippie dad’s record collection or buried deep in the crates of your headiest record store.
Following the release of the title track in October and a stint at NYC’s CMJ festival playing with bands such as The Album Leaf, Drinks, Ringo Deathstarr, Shannon and the Clams and more, the band has announced the release of Violet City Lantern through Brooklyn’s Fire Talk Records (ADVAETA, Woodsman, Media Jeweler, etc.). Today, new track “Long Bridge” has premiered via The Fader, who say, “While they’re also heavily influenced by the flighty baroque-pop style of The Beatles and The Beach Boys, Murals shakes off the dust of the ’60s and walks confidently towards the ’70s. Throughout the track, hints of psychedelia peek through in the form of swirling keyboard pads and the occasional guitar wah-wahs while a soothing, somber, reverb-swathed voice swallows you up.”
“Violet City Lantern” will be release 2/19/2016 via Fire Talk Records.