California natives KAURA are pleased to announce today’s release of their new album, That Which Defines Us. Fans can purchase the record now digitally at iTunes and physically at IndieMerchStore.com. Produced by singer Malcolm Guess, That Which Defines Us is a testament of dedication, taking over two years to record with the assistance of rock luminaries such as Sylvia Massey (Tool, System of a Down, Danzig), Ken Andrews (Failure, A Perfect Circle) and Michael Romanowski (Dredg). Central to the album’s sound were instruments that the band collected on their travels to India, Thailand, Bali, Cambodia, Laos, and Nepal.
The DVD portion of the set includes two music videos directed by drummer Benjamin Jones for the songs ‘Ephemeral Fall’ and ‘Silence Speaks Louder’. It also features an hour long ‘Making of the Album’, and footage of the band’s adventures collecting instruments during their travels.
2. Sera Phi
3. One Becomes Two
4. Ephemeral Fall
6. Silence Speaks Louder
8. Alarmico Saturn
10. If This Were to End
11. Tether’s End
12. A Lament for Change
Comprised of Malcolm Guess (vocals, guitar, and production), Benjamin Jones (drums, hammered dulcimer), Ben Rojas (guitar), and Josh Albright (bass), KAURA have already racked up an impressive list of accomplishments, including invitations from Live Nation to open for national touring acts like Godsmack and Rob Zombie and garnering the praise of Paz Lenchantin (A Perfect Circle, Zwan, Entrance Band) who appeared on their self-titled EP and airplay on Los Angeles’s World Famous KROQ and Bay Area radio stations such as Live 105 and The Bone. A recent national tour, culminating in a fiery performance at SXSW, earned their song ‘Now or Never’ a spot in a national advertising campaign for Ford Motors.
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