Wedding Dress Announce Debut Album Desperate Glow Out November 18 via Lovitt Records
Reveal 1st Teaser Track “Somewhere Darker” w/ Wondering Sound
Hometown Show @ Bottom Lounge in Chicago, 10/15
Formed in Chicago, originally as a creative side project for Maps & Atlases guitarist Erin Elders, Wedding Dress has grown to include Mike Russell & Matt Lemke (Suns),Bobby Burg (Love of Everything/Joan of Arc) and Christian Dawson (Gypsyblood). The eclectic line-up lends itself to the distinct complexity of Wedding Dress’ debut full-length Desperate Glow released November 18 on Lovitt Records. Staying true to the group’s blend of dreamy alternative and pop, Erin Elders’ distinguished vocals are ghostly at times, delivering narratives with memorable and haunting choruses. Elders himself describes the songs on the album as having a unique sense of space: “almost confusing and dream-like.”
Album opener “Heirlooms,” is an introspective love song lead by thundering percussion and strung together with a catchy chorus. Elders’ haunting falsetto vocals come to the forefront on “Frail Flakes” over an irresistible vintage beat, melodic synths and esoteric sounds. “Somewhere Darker,” highlights the band’s unique blend of acoustic and electric sounds, creating a booming, atmospheric album closer. “Somewhere Darker” premiered with with Wondering Sound and is available to to listen to below.
The band will wrap up a national US tour with a hometown show in Chicago on October 15 and has collectively performed alongside Broken Bells, Sebadoh, Frightened Rabbit and Death Cab For Cutie. Stay tuned for more exciting news from Wedding Dress and more chances to experience their mesmerizing live show.
Photo Credit: Jessica Price
Desperate Glow Track Listing:
2. Holy Water
3. Soldiers Jawline
4. Frail Flakes
5. The Warp And The Weft
6. New Mountain Sun
9. Morbid Men
10. Somewhere Darker