New album White Bat due in July
North Carolina’s He Is Legend will release their new album White Bat through Spinefarm Records on June 28 and today the band has shared the new song Boogiewoman.
“White Bat is the purest, most passionate, and the most united He is Legend has been since we wrote It Hates You. I think this album has something for every fan of each chapter in our history,” says singer Schuylar Croom about the album.
For White Bat, Jesse Shelley recorded drums in Atlanta at Glow in the Dark Studios with Matt Goldman. Guitars and bass would be tracked at Warrior sound with Al Jacobs. Meanwhile, Croom ventured out West to re-team with Mitch Marlow for vocals in Los Angeles. Inspired by Michelle McNamara’s true crime classic ‘I’ll Be Gone In The Dark’, Croom wandered around the shadiest and most shadowy corners of the city of angels. Getting into a menacing mindset for the concept, he visited the grave of Walt Disney, canvased mausoleums, went to the Museum of Death, and “sat in crazy seedy little bars, wrote, and got into this headspace—like preparing for an acting role.”
Ultimately, White Bat “has a moodiness and heaviness we haven’t ventured into in a while,” according to Croom. “It’s conceptual. More than the content and concept, the music is representative of what we are now.”
WHITE BAT TRACK LISTING:
“Burn All Your Rock Records”
“When the Woods Were Young”
“Resister, Resist Her”
“Skin So Soft”
HE IS LEGEND ON TOUR (All dates are in the US, so are in US date format for US readers)
5/5: Cambridge, MA – The Middle East
5/6: Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club*
5/7: Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bazaar*
5/8: Stanhope, NJ – The Stanhope House
5/9: Pittsburgh, PA – The Rex Theater*
5/10: Nashville, TN – The Cowan*
5/12: Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall*
5/14: Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection*
5/16: Flint, MI – The Machine Shop*
5/17: Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge*
5/18: Springﬁeld, MO – Outland Ballroom*
5/19: Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!*
5/21: Denver, CO – Oriental Theater*
5/22: Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep*
5/25: San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick*
5/29: Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
5/30: Houston, TX – Acadia Live
*Supporting The Damned Things
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Ex guitarist in Zenopede, ex vocals for a goth covers band that was hailed as the future of Welsh music, former DJ, promoter and nightclub director. Writer for Gear4Geeks’ Blog4Geeks and owner of Gear4Geeks ltd. First published music critique was Kerrang letter of the Week.
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