Post-rock outfit Caspian is gearing up to release a new album called Dust & Disquiet on September 25th through Triple Crown. Though it’s the band’s fourth full-length to date, in a way it serves as something of a rebirth.
“This record was the product of some substantial soul searching, a lot of hard work, and the desire to reclaim for ourselves what it is we all still love about music, both as individuals and as a collective unit,” Caspian writes on its Facebook page. “It’s heavy, it’s mellow, it’s intense, it’s epic – it’s a CASPIAN record. You may find a few surprises within as well.”
The Beverly, Massachusetts outfit adds: “We always try to spin some kind of story over the course of each of these records (this one clocks in just under an hour) and make concessions for the greater good in terms of the way these songs function together. Dust and Disquiet is no exception. In our opinion it flows together as a whole better than anything we’ve done yet.”
As a first look at the LP, Caspian has unveiled “Sad Heart of Mine”. Despite its title, over the course of nearly five minutes, the track unfurls to reveal layer after layer of uplifting atmospherics — some sparse and humble, others rich and towering. Sorrow might’ve been the band members’ original muse, but the song sees them eventually finding relief and the spirit to live another day. For post-rock fans itching for new material from Explosions in the Sky and The Album Leaf, look no further. Listen in below.