In conjunction with Wiener Records, The Black Lantern are releasing what can only be described as raw energy caught on tape, also known as their debut record We Know The Future, today!
Originally released on vinyl this fall, The Black Lantern are giving fans one more version of We Know The Future to get a hold of. Perfect for cassette collectors and punk connoisseurs alike, this small transparent red cassette packs all the chaos and unembellished commotion of a live performance into a piece of plastic roughly the size of your palm. What’s not to love?
Drummer Jesse Nason says, “Wiener Records, and their parent label Burger Records, are local Southern California heroes. They’re putting out such great music and supporting smaller bands all over. We are proud to do a cassette with them and stoked they are putting their support behind our record. Plus it’s transparent red, and goes perfectly with the transparent red 7” we put out!”You can purchase We Know The Future on The Black Lantern’s Bandcamp or at Wiener Records.
Praise for We Know The Future:
“If you’re partial to edgy and well-produced angst presented in such sharp focus, then The Black Lantern are a gift from the shadows of concrete and flesh. The band strived hard for the sound of energy to be captured in conjunction with a sharp execution of their statements and it can be thoroughly appreciated in what lays bare as ‘We Know The Future’.”
-Punk Globe“We Know the Future is like an exciting high-speed car chase with police cars colliding with other vehicles in pursuit of a dangerous leopard heading down a street in San Francisco! Glorious in its dirty and fuzzy sound and wallowing in attitude and opinion whilst shaking the street lamp outside the building, this is the new flesh; the anti-establishment and the antithesis of sterility.”
Fun Fact: In a reverse White Stripes situation, vocalist Wendy Faraone and drummer Jesse Nason are happily married.
About The Black Lantern
Long Beach, California natives Andy Prickett (guitar) and Jesse Nason (drums) had been in similar musical circles for a few years before ultimately joining forces in 2012. With a shared affinity for aggressive melodies, and a strong focus on creative and emotional song writing, the two teamed up and agreed upon one fundamental goal: convince powerhouse vocalist (and Jesse’s better half) Wendy Faraone to join the band. After a quick jam session recording, Andy and Jesse were terrified their choppy demo wouldn’t make it past the impossible to impress Wendy’s high standards. Luckily, to their delight (and utter shock), the first demo of tracks off We Know The Future immediately captured her attention. These formed the blueprints of what was to become L.A.’s one and only post-hardcore-meets-punk-anarchy band The Black Lantern, a fact that easily convinced Russell Crain (bass) to complete the lineup.
The writing and recording process for The Black Lantern is anything but safe and traditional. Rather, the band favors live energy, reckless rehearsals, and a real rebellious attitude. These candid sessions are what this band exists for, turning into transient moments, that are then converted into master files.
This philosophy toward creation pushes out into the artwork and online presence. Their ambition is to keep a tone that is independent of outside control. This way of thinking is the root of The Black Lantern’s raw sound that is unlike anything else in the modern musical marketplace. Their live shows follow in the same vein: each member plays until they have to go to the hospital, there is no small talk, only emotional chaos and keenly timed noise.
In order to maintain their novelty and remain the frontrunners in their highly original musical styling, as a statement The Black Lantern does not have a Facebook profile. This choice further supports that their bare bones, honest approach to creating and performing their art is reflected in everything they do as a band. No frills.
The Black Lantern is:
Wendy Faraone – Vocals
Andy Prickett – Guitar
Jesse Nason – Drums
Russel Crain – Bass
A Black Light, I Know You Don’t Know, Bombs Away
Recommended if You Like:
Rage Against The Machine, The White Stripes, The Distillers, NOFX, Wolfmother
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