Anyone who’s immersed in Brooklyn’s DIY rock scene has likely encountered ADVAETA in one way or another. For one, drummer Lani Combier-Kapel works on the booking committee at the Bushwick art space Silent Barn. For another, the trio has been pummeling through the city with their noise rock stylings for six years now. They’ve grown deeply connected not just to the city, but to each other. Their name is fitting, then, as it’s a Westernization of a Sanskrit word meaning “convergence of self and the other.”
Over their time together, the three women have honed both their life skills and musical talents into a cohesive unit. Now, they’re finally ready to share all they’ve learned on their debut LP, Death and The Internet, out April 28th via Fire Talk Records.
Waiting so long to compile their first full-length has paid huge dividends in the final product. The nine-track effort is a ridiculously loud blast of guitars fuzzed out to the max, a nod to shoegaze outfits of yore. But the songs don’t stay down kicking up dirt; instead, they rise high into dusk on melodic twists and soaring vocals. There’s a Spaceman 3 lushness, no doubt due in large part to the fact that both Sara Fantry and Amanda Salane stick to guitar, leaving Combier-Kapel to manage the low end on her kit. Together, they tackle the pains of being left for a cult (“Church Cult”), to the trials of love in a social media-connected world (“Your New Life in Pictures”), to the inevitability of death (“RIP”), all with a hand that bruises just as readily as it tends the wounds.
“Over the years, our experiences, ideas, and reactions to one another have molded our collective process,” Fantry told Noisey. “Fuck, we’ve been together almost our entire twenties! I don’t know where I end and where Advaeta begins, but I think that’s what defines us, what defines our sound: it’s that we’ve matured creatively (and as people) and grown roots around one another.”
Pre-orders for Death and the Internet are going on here, with digital advances going through iTunes. They’ve got a pair of New York tour dates, including a release party at Palisades, so check their itinerary beneath the tracklist.
Death and the Internet Tracklist:
02. Church Cult
03. Come With Me
04. Your New Life in Pictures
06. Hazel Blue Eyes
07. Gold Thought Exit
ADVAETA 2015 Tour Dates:
05/02 – Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades *
05/15 – New York, NY @ Elvis Guesthouse
* = album release party w/ Pill, Psychic Blood, Decorum