We’ve discussed Rosetta and their upcoming album before. Hell, we even did one of our new Visual Update posts on them about a month ago. However, at the time, there were very little details to go off of about the record. No album title, release date, or anything. Well, ladies and gents, we now have tons of info about it, and you can read all about it after the jump!
The band bares all in a Facebook post on their upcoming record, Quintessential Ephemera:
We’re very happy to announce that our new full-length album, titled Quintessential Ephemera, will be available in late June/early July. This is our first record as a five-piece, with Eric Jernigan (City of Ships) on guitar and vocals. It was recorded and mixed at Machines With Magnets (Battles, The Body, Braveyoung) in Providence, and mastered by Colin Marston (of Gorguts, Krallice, Dysrhythmia) at The Thousand Caves in New York.
Quintessential Ephemera is both existential and deeply hopeful. It has some of our most moody work to date, but has an upward force to it that delivers an appropriate counterpoint to the darkness and nihilism of The Anaesthete.
For people who like physical media, we are extremely pleased to be partnering with four labels to bring you worldwide CD/LP releases at the same time as the digital download:
Golden Antenna Records will release CD and 2xLP versions in Europe
Init Records will release a CD version in North America
Tokyo Jupiter Recordings will release an extended CD version in Japan
War Crime Recordings will release a 2xLP version in North America
As with The Anaesthete, Quintessential Ephemera will be available as a pay-what-you-wish digital download directly from the band, via our Bandcamp page. You won’t find it on other digital platforms; this will be the single, exclusive mode of digital distribution, worldwide. We believe strongly that this model is the future of music distribution, and is the most direct way for bands to get music into the hands of listeners.
Excited for everyone to hear it!
I’m super excited. I know I’ll be buying the LP release, and I’m really looking forward to a “happier” Rosetta album, if that makes any sense. The album will drop late June or early July, depending on when the band has everything finalized, and we’ll have a review on it, and who knows, maybe even some music for you guys!