The Shrouded Strangers premiere first video from new LP “Lost Forever” via Impose, announce tour dates!

By on January 31, 2012

Recorded in a cabin the meth-y woods of Guerneville, California, The Shrouded Strangers announce the release of their new LP Lost Forever via Izniz Records and debut their video for “Featherbed” via Impose.
When the surf gear community locks the door on you, the IMPOSE doors remain cracked for any and all refugee surf rock sounds. We let these skuzzy Oakland kids party because they recorded their album in the meth-hut riddled woods of Guerneville, CA. The group embraced the wild life, but kept off the meth, and holed up in a cabin with an 8-track and Coors tall boys to record Lost Forever. Sounds like the proper creative environment to us.

On Lost Forever, The Shrouded Strangers dropped white noise atop sputtering Camaro/Casio freak-outs, sea shanties about botched mutinies, discomforting childhood hallucinations, fuzzed-out hillbilly stomps and propulsive, Can-driven paeans to drugs that don’t exist yet. What they emerged with was a strange, consistently damaged and infrequently beautiful collection of disembodies pop tunes and psych-sing-a-longs.

Lost Forever is available for pre-order here, tour dates below!

The Shrouded Strangers Tour Dates
March 9 – Little Amps Coffee – Harrisburg, PA
March 10 – Hamilton Arts Collective – Baltimore, MD
March 11 – Black Cat – Washington DC
March 14 – The Crepe Place – Santa Cruz, CA
March 15 – Kreuzberg – San Luis Obispo, CA
March 16 – Hemlock Tavern – San Francisco, CA
March 17 – Bows and Arrows Collective – Sacramento, CA
March 18 – Caspar Inn – Mendocino, CA
March 20 – Wandering Goat – Eugene, OR
March 21 – Le Voyeur – Olympia, WA
March 22 – New Frontier Lounge – Tacoma, WA
March 23 – The Comet – Seattle, WA
March 24 – Kenton Club – Portland, OR
March 25 – Tiny Gloves – Portland, OR
More on the The Shrouded Strangers
It has been said that “Not all who wander are lost.”
But the Shrouded Strangers are, and Lost Forever is their new LP.
The Strangers formed some time ago in Harrisonburg, VA, but after recording their debut record, relocated to Washington, DC and got quickly sidetracked by other projects; first, as sociopathic proto-punks the Carlsonics, and then as incandescent psych-folkies Nethers.
In the embers of these bands they resurrected the Shrouded Strangers, after relocating yet again; this time, 2,809 to the west, to Oakland, California. 2008 saw the Live! In Bedlam Towers EP, and now, Lost Forever.
Recorded in a cabin in the meth-y woods of Guerneville, California, it finds the boys doing what they do best: sweating around an 8-track machine, not wearing shirts, drinking Coors tall-boys, and dropping white noise atop sputtering Camaro/Casio freak-outs (“Featherbed”), sea shanties about botched mutinies (“Black Tie White Atlas Shrugged”), discomforting childhood hallucinations (“(Don’t Look at the) Pink Lighting”), fuzzed-out hillbilly stomps (“Oilheart”), and propulsive, Can-driven paeans to drugs that don’t exist yet (“Drinking the Spider Silk.”)
And of course, so much more. So don’t hesitate: go get Lost Forever with the Shrouded Strangers.


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.