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Exploded View Share New Single 'Raven Raven'

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Exploded View, the international project of Welsh-bred, Berlin-based Annika Henderson, and Mexico City-based Hugo Quezada (Robota) and Martin Thulin (Crocodiles), return with their second album, Obey, which is set for release September 28 via Sacred Bones. The first single from the record ‘Raven Raven’ is streaming now. Commenting on the hypnotic, spooky new single, Exploded View said, “Ever felt like someone is watching your every move? Your every twitch, your every sneeze? Stare back into the face of observation. Never give in to external control. You can break this.”

Leaving behind their live recording process and now a tight three-piece, Exploded View strike a special balance between precise and wild, unshackled and grounded, groovy and unhinged. The have a knack for making the esoteric feel accessible and crafting pop music out of seemingly raw consciousness. This ability to make beautiful music that feels written beyond the veil is at the heart of what makes Exploded View so captivating, and it’s on full display all over Obey. Recorded in Mexico City, the album feels like a liberation of creative impulses and expression allowing the band to reach more mature sonic territories.

Obey flows like a dream sequence with the aptly titled ‘Lullaby’ opening the album; it slowly lures the listener into a lucid state, preparing them for the journey to come. The ten apocalyptic, yet soothing songs encompass all the classic dream motifs: intrigue, danger, ecstasy, hard to place, yet primordial visions, and a constant sense of movement.

Obey track list:

1. Lullaby

2. Open Road

3. Dark Stains

4. Gone Tomorrow

5. Obey

6. Sleepers

7. Letting Go Of Childhood Dreams

8. Raven Raven

9. Come On Honey

10. Rant

 

 

 

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Jun 2 Yeah festival - Lourmarin, FR
Jun 4 Aucard de Tours Festival - Tours, FR
Jun 6 Le Cargo - Caen, FR
Jun 7 La Nef (Gonzai Night) - Angouleme, FR
Jun 8 Stereolithe (L’Autre Canal) - Nancy, FR
Jun 10 BOLb Festival - Moscow, RU
Jun 22 Minuit Avant La Nuit - Amiens, FR
Jun 23 Meltdown w/ My Bloody Valentine - London, UK
Jun 24 Meltdown w/ The KVB - London, UK
Jul 7 Nel Nome De Rock Festival - Palestrina, IT
Jul 14 Kliko Fest - Haarlem, NL
Jul 21 Rock Herk - Herk de Stad, BE
Aug 10 Chiu Festival - Bari, IT
Aug 12 Here I Stay Festival - Sardinia, IT
Aug 14 FZW Club - Dortmund, DE
Aug 15 Schlachthof - Wiesbaden, DE
Aug 16 Kleine Freiheit - Osnabruck, DE
Aug 17 MS Dockville - Hamburg, DE
Aug 18 Rock Altitude Festival - La Locle, CH
Aug 24 Freakshow Festival - Gigors et Lozeron, FR
Aug 25 Riverock Fest - Assisi, IT
Sep 21/22 Levitation - Angers, FR
Oct 4 ISC - Bern, CH
Oct 5 Rocking Chair - Vevey, CH
Oct 6 Rotefabrik - Zurich, CH
Oct 10 Sala Apolo 2 - Barcelona, ES
Oct 11 Sala Copernico - Madrid, ES
Oct 12 RCA Club - Lisbon, PT
Oct 13 Hard Club - Porto, PT
Nov 4 Industrial Festival - Wroclaw, PL

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