San Francisco, USA
Indie Rock
FILM SCHOOL returns in September 2018 with 'Bright to Death', their fifth
album and first full-length LP since 2010’s 'Fission'. Recorded over 8 days
in November 2017 on the outskirts of Joshua Tree, this luminescent
collection of 11 songs is the finest showcase yet for the band’s signature
layered sonic tones, psychedelic atmospheres, and seductive melodies.
The album gets its title from text on an artwork singer and guitarist Greg
Bertens had seen, part of an exhibit by Chinese students on the topic of
global warming. “Bright to death” popped into his head as the band was
recording in sun-blistered Joshua Tree, and it stuck. In addition to four
members of the original lineup, the album features drummer Adam
Wade(Shudder to Think, Jawbox) on several songs, and was mixed by Dan
Long at Headwest Studios and mastered by David Gardner at Infrasonic
Sound. “When this lineup first came together in the early 2000s, I never
thought we’d be doing some of our best work 15 or so years later,” says
Bertens. “Our [self-titled] album came out in 2006, when bands like the
Strokes and Franz Ferdinand were in full swing. The music landscape was
totally different then—shoegaze was a bad word. That’s changed.”
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