The DISTRICTS – ” Through The Smoke “

Posted: February 8, 2021 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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A deeply personal album for bandleader Rob Grote – all of the songs were written in his bedroom as a means of coping with struggles he was facing at the time with no intention of them putting them on a record. He wound up with 32 songs during that writing session, of which he and the band chose the 11 featured on the new record. The new album was produced by the band and frequent collaborator Keith Abrams, and mixed by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Spoon, MGMT, Tame Impala).

You Know I’m Not Going Anywhere is born into the world . I’m so super proud of this record. It feels like we’ve come full circle in a sense from where we began. We started this thing with ambition, attitude, and no clue what we were doing. It was always just feeling our way through the dark. From being a bunch of young kids thinking we were gonna “make it,” to feeling like we definitely weren’t, to not giving a fuck either way, I’m super lucky to have continued creating waves of sound with my favourite people forever. A depth of understanding and consistently always having each other’s backs has been the through-line of it all. This record is a departure and return, a paradox like the many lives we’re always trying to reconcile as one, and it feels amazing that you can hear it all today. I hope you feel something in it that is yours as much as it is ours. Birthed from the ether of imagination and now in physical form, we present to you, YKINGA! Thank you so much to everyone involved and everyone who’s ever believed in us. I hope it keeps you company through the madness of the world and when it all gets to be too much, you can turn to it and escape.

“Through the Smoke” American High Records Released on: 2021-01-15

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